Statement about media reports ahead of comprehensive assessment results
The comprehensive assessment, which consists of an asset quality review and stress tests of bank balance sheets, is not yet completed. No final results have been sent to banks involved. The results will not be final until they are considered by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank on Sunday 26 October, after which they will be published. Until that time, any media reports on the outcome of the tests are by their nature highly speculative.