SpareBank 1 SMN
|Traded as||(OSE: MING)|
|Key people||Finn Haugan (CEO)|
The bank has 71 branches in 51 municipalities in Central Norway and is part of the bank alliance SpareBank 1. In Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag the bank is branded SpareBank 1 Midt-Noge while it is branded SpareBank 1 Romsdals Fellesbank in Møre og Romsdal but in April 2008 the bank changed its name to Sparebank 1 SMN. The company has its head office in Trondheim.
The bank has total assets of NOK 46 billion, making it the 9th largest bank in Norway. In Trøndelag the bank has a marked share of 38% while it has a 28% marked share in Romsdal. The bank serves both private customers in addition to agricultural, small and medium sized businesses in addition to the public sector.
Though the bank has its roots bank to 1823, Sparebanken Midt-Norge was created in 1984 when 23 savings banks in Trøndelag merged to create a regional savings bank. In 1988 Spareskillingsbanken was also merged into the bank. The bank created grunnfondsbevis in 1994 and listed itself on Oslo Stock Exchange. In 1996 it was one of the founding banks of the alliance SpareBank 1, where it today holds a 19.5% ownership. In 2005 it bought the commercial bank Romsdals Fellesbank.
The Norwegian subsidiary of Iceland’s Glitnir Bank, Glitnir Bank ASA in Norway, was sold for NOK 300 million on October 21, 2008, or ISK 5.5 billion, but its current worth is estimated at ISK 36.5 billion . Glitnir ASA was bought by 20 savings banks. The takeover was led by Finn Haugan, the managing director of Sparebank 1 SMN which acquired a 25-percent stake in the bank.