Note 2 - Critical estimates and assessment concerning the use of accounting principles

When it prepares the consolidated accounts the management team makes estimates, discretionary assessments and assumptions which influence the application of accounting principles. This accordingly affects recognised amounts for assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. Last year’s annual accounts give a closer explanation of significant estimates and assumptions in Note 3 Critical estimates and assessments concerning the use of accounting principles.


The Group has not obtained a new calculation of pensions as of 30 June since no factors have been identified that significantly alter the pension liability. For a further description of the various pension schemes, see note 24 in the 2018 annual report.

Investment held for sale

SpareBank 1 SMN's strategy is that ownership duse to defaulted exposures should at the outset be of brief duration, normally not longer than one year. Investments are recorded at fair value in the Parent Bank's accounts, and is classified as investment held for sale.

2019 Q1 (NOKm) Assets Liabilities Revenue Expenses Profit Ownership
Mavi XV AS Group 41 0 2 2 0 100 %
Total Held for sale 41 0 2 2 0  

Acquisition of DeBank

At 5. February 2019 SpareBank 1 SMN acquired 100 per cent of the shares in DeBank AS for MNOK 40. The acqusition led to a negative goodwill of MNOK 31 included as a gain in net return of financial investments.

The reason for the gain from this transaction is that fair value of net assets is higher than the acqusition cost. The allocation of fair value is distributed as follows;

Assets  Fair value recognised at acqusition date
Loans 207
Other assets 14
Total assets 221
Deposits 142
Accruals 5
Other liabilities 4
Total liabilites 151
Net identifiable assets and liabilities 70
Goodwill  -31
Acquisition cost 40
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