Profit before taxes stood at roughly 196 million euros, versus 116 million euros a year earlier.

The bank’s total assets increased to 4.56 bln euros, increasing by a wide margin from 4.4 bln euros reported in December 2007.

Loans to clients exceeded 2.67 bln euros, up 14% from prior year. The bank’s deposit portfolio topped 3.65 bln euros.