UBS supports international efforts to increase financial stability and avoid the risk of banks that are systemically 'too big to fail' (TBTF), requiring future taxpayer bailouts.

UBS has fully implemented the stringent Swiss capital requirements and TBTF measures ahead of the timetable set out by regulators. Along with the new strategy, UBS has significantly reduced its balance sheet and risk-weighted assets. In addition, the firm has heavily invested in and implemented significant steps to improve the resolvability of the Group by changing its legal structure, business model and risk profile.

The substantial progress of the bank, including the removal of explicit and implicit state support, has been positively recognized by rating agencies, equity and debt investors as well as other market participants. Capital strength is the foundation of UBS's success and strategy, and reflects the determination to further reinforce its position as one of the world's best-capitalized banks. UBS is today stronger, safer and simpler.

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