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									                                                   2003




           KBC Bank & Insurance Group
                                   Investor presentation
Website: www.kbc.com
                                            Winter 2003
Ticker codes: KBC BB (Bloomberg)
              KBKBT BR (Reuters)
              B:KB (Datastream)

ISIN code: BE0003565737
                                KBC Bank & Insurance Group


              Table of contents                              2003



1. Shareholder information
2. Company profile
3. Strategy overview
4. Business highlights, year-to-date
5. Financial highlights, year-to-date
6. Additional information
7. Contact co-ordinates




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Shareholder information

          Website: www.kbc.com

          Ticker codes: KBC BB (Bloomberg)
                        KBKBT BR (Reuters)
                        B:KB (Datastream)

          ISIN code: BE0003565737
                                                  KBC Bank & Insurance Group

      Relatively low share price related to
                                                                                  2003
       book value and earnings capactity

Key figures

                                       Oct
                2000    2001   2002                Analyst forecasts (September 2003)
                                       2003

Closing price    46.1   37.7   30.4     36.5               EPS 2003 consensus: 3.59
                                                           EPS 2004 consensus: 4.11
EPS              3.90   3.39   3.42     3.70               P/E (average 2 years): 9.6
P/E (based on
                 11.8   11.1     8.9          -
closing)                                           Recommendations :
                                                        Positive : 14
Net Asset
Value            35.2   33.8   31.6     34.9            Neutral : 11
                                                        Negative : 2
P/NAV             1.3    1.1     1.0     1.0


         N° of shares outstanding : 302.4 m




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          Shareholder structure guaranteeing
                                                                                                      2003
            long-term strategic perspective
   KBC is a middle-sized financial company                CERA Holding      Other stable
    in Europe with a market cap of ± 11 bn                 & Almancora       shareholders
                                                                                                      MRBB
    (float: ± 3.3 bn)
                                                                      ± 38%          ± 16%
                                                                                                  ± 17%
                            Number 11 in
                            Euro ranking                            ± 26%                      100%    Gevaert
                                                                                Almanij               Private equity


                                                           Stock                          ± 78%           KBL
                                                           Market                                     Private bank
                                                                                       ± 68%
                                                                    ± 30%

                                                                                 KBC
                                                                            Bank & Insurance



                                                           Almanij is an investment company (of which
                                                            KBC is ± 75% of the assets) committed to
                                                            support KBC on the long-term
                                                           Core holders include the Ceragroup
                                                            (co-operative investment company), a
                                                            farmers association (MRBB) and a syndicate
                       As of end of 18 November 2003        of industrialist families, all of which KBC is a
                                                            major asset                                    5
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                Dividend policy aiming steady
                                                                                           2003
                    and growing dividend


                                                       1998   1999     2000    2001    2002
   Board of directors’ preference to
    maintain a steadily growing dividend      EPS      2.69    3.26    3.90    3.39    3.42
   Gross dividend up every year over the
    past 5 years (at a CAGR of 9%)            DPS      1.09    1.23    1.42    1.48    1.52
   Average payout: 40-45% (usually
    cash). Payout may be raised to keep     Payout     41%     38%     36%     44%     44%
    dividend stable in case of temporary
    drop in profit
                                            Yield     1.8%    2.1%    3.1%     3.6%    4.2%
                                              (*)

                                                      (*) Gross DPS versus average share price




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Company profile

  Website: www.kbc.com

  Ticker codes: KBC BB (Bloomberg)
                KBKBT BR (Reuters)
                B:KB (Datastream)

  ISIN code: BE0003565737
                                             KBC Bank & Insurance Group


               Successful in core businesses                                 2003

                                               KEY FIGURES:
 Top bancassurer in Belgium:
                                               Total assets: EUR ±210 bn
    3rd bank (market share: ± 22 %)
                                               Net profit ‘02: 1.03 bn
    1st asset manager (31% in retail
     funds)                                    ROE ’02: 12.7 %
    3rd retail insurer (13% L&H, 9% P&C)      Headcount: ± 44 000
 Successful expansion in the 5 most           Customers: ± 10 m
  converged countries in ‘Emerging
                                               Credit rating: AA-, AA3, A+
  Europe’
    growth market of ± 65 mln
     inhabitants
    ± 3 bn capital invested
    prominent/leading position in banking
     in each country
 Focused/niche activities in
  corporate and investment banking
  As investments in CE progressed,
  CIB activities have been downsized.


                                                 Share in allocated capital
                                                 (excl. goodwill)               8
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               Leading player in Central Europe                                                     2003

        Banking                                                                     Insurance
Czech Republic:                                                             Czech Republic:
Market share: 18% (no 2)                                                    Life M share: 9% (no 5)
Total assets: 19 bn                                                         Non life M share: 4% (no 6)
Profit/ROE ‘02: 199m (16%)                                                  Assets/Profit ‘02: 0.6 bn/-12m

Slovakia:                                                                   Slovakia:
Market share: 6% (no 4)                                                     Life M share: 4% (no 6)
                                                                            Non life M share: 2% (no 8)
                                                                            Assets/Profit ‘02: 40m/-1m
Hungary:
                         30%
Market share: 12% (no 2)
Total assets: 5 bn                                                          Hungary:
Profit/ROE ‘02: 48m (13%)25%                                                Life M share: 2% (no 14)
                                                                            Non life M share: 4% (no 6)
                                                                            Assets/Profit ‘02: 67m/2m
Poland:
Market share: 6% (no 7)
Total assets: 6 bn                                                          Poland:
Profit/ROE ‘02: -82m (-17%)                                                 Minority interest (40%),
                                                                               agreement to acquire 51 %
                                                                            Life M share: 1% (no 9)
Slovenia:                                                                   Non life M share: 14% (no 2)
Minority interest (34%)                                                     Total assets: 1.1 bn
Market share: 45% (no 1)
Total assets: 9 bn
                                                                            Slovenia:
                               1998     1999     2000     2001    2002      Startup life business

                 share in group profit (left) and in allocated capital (right), excl. group items            9
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               Successful financial track record                                                    2003
Financial track record ‘98-’02                              Gross revenue growth: 13 % CAGR
                                                            Life premium income doubled from 1.1 bn
                                                             in ’98 to 2.2 in ‘02 (bancassurance model)
                                                            Slowdown in cost efficiency: C/I up from
                                                             60 % in ’98 to 65 % in ’02. Although
                                                             merger synergies in Belgium arose,
                                                             acquisitions in CEE weighted on efficiency
                                                             (synergies still to materialize)
                                                             Since 2001:impact of the adverse
                                                              financial climate (cost of risk, value losses)
                                                            As a balance: EPS CAGR 6 %
   Gross operating (lef t), net operating income (mid)
                  and net prof it (right)
                                                             19%
                                                             Commission

                     Revenue profile :
                     (9M ‘03)
                                                                               Insurance
                                                                               (technical and
                                                                               investment income)



                            Interest income,
                            banking                                           Trading income



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Balanced credit portfolio                                                                 2003

                                                Geographical breakdown
                                                                 Other
                                                   US
                                                   6.9 bn

                                                                                Belgium
                                             W. Eur                             53.1 bn
                                             19.9 bn

          Sector breakdown
                                                    C.E.E.
                                                    16.9 bn




30 June 2003
Credit portf olio incl. corporate bonds and loans to banks, excl. reverse repo’s.            11
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              Performing asset manager                                    2003


                                                Breakdown of Belgian
    Assets under management (bn EUR)            retail funds:
                                                                         Equity: 12%
                                                        Other

                                  84                                              Bonds
            76     81      80                                                       &
                                                                                   MM:
                                                                                   16%

Belgium:
 85 %                                                                             Mixed:
                                                                                  12%
                                            Capital guaranteed:
                                            49%
Central
Europe:
                                                  Market share, retail   funds:
  5%
                                                   Belgium :             31%
                                                   Czech Republic :      23%
                                                   Slovak Republic:      11%
                                                   Hungary :             11%



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                             SWOT analysis                                        2003

Strenghts                                      Weaknesses
   Prominent market positions in home            Still high cost/income ratio
    markets, both Belgium and CEE
                                                  Cost reduction management is rather
   Geographical/business diversification          difficult in Belgium
   High performing asset management              Volatily related to level of gearing to
    and P&C insurance division                     equity markets
   Unique bancassurance concept                  CEE still a somewhat higher risk zone
   Good overall profitability track               (although rapidly converging)
    recordand Very sound solvency levels          Lack of stability and scale in Poland
   Stable core shareholders (long term)           (work in progress)

Opportunities                                     Moderate share liquidity

   Revenue growth and barely tapped cost
    cutting potential in CEE                   Threats
   Availability of excess capital                Consolidation wave in Europe, if any
   Unexploited synergy within Almanij group
   Relatively low share valuation

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Strategy overview

    Website: www.kbc.com

    Ticker codes: KBC BB (Bloomberg)
                  KBKBT BR (Reuters)
                  B:KB (Datastream)

    ISIN code: BE0003565737
                                          KBC Bank & Insurance Group


                             Group strategy                               2003


        KBC is a bancassurer, focussing on local clients (individuals
        and SME), in Belgium and selected countries in (Central) Europe


Key objectives                        Achieved up-to-date
   Cross selling (bancassurance)        Premium income boosted (life premiums
    in Belgium                            doubled from 1.1 bn in ’98 to 2.2 in ’02
                                          at al level of 85 % sold via bank outlets.
                                          Bank distribution of P&C growing faster
                                          then via traditional channels)
   Reducing banking costs               Cost synergies thanks to integrated IT-
    in Belgium                            infrastructure, reduced branches (-43%)
                                          and headcount (-12%)

   Developing a second home             Solid franchise in the main 5 countries,
    market in CEE                         renewed IT-systems and bancassurance
                                          model gradually set up. Cost reduction
                                          programs in progress.


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                          Earnings drivers                               2003


             Future earnings drivers in Belgium


Key objectives                         Work in progress
   Cross selling (bancassurance)         Bancassurance potential for SME (10%
    in Belgium                             market share vs 20-25 % in banking)
                                          Bancassurance potential for P&C (10%
                                           via bank channel vs 90 % in life)

   Reducing banking costs                Cut of product complexity in retail
    in Belgium                             (reduction by 70 % considered)
                                          Outscourcing of processing (payments)
                                           and IT (lmited scale), ) stronger
                                           pooling of backoffices of Belgian
                                           subsidiaries and co-sourcing with other
                                           banks, e.g. within the Almanij group in
                                           the field of private banking
                                          Rationalisation of headquarter
                                           workspace and other non FTE expenses
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                           Earnings drivers                                 2003


              Future earnings drivers in Central and Eastern Europe


Key objectives                         Work in progress
   Developing a second home              Penetration of banking and AM products
    market in CEE (more focus on           (deposits to GDP at 45%-80% of EU avg)
    commercial clout and operational      Sales of insurance products via bank
    efficiency)                            network (premium/capita <20% of EU)
                                          Business reorganising in CZ and PL
                                           -> 10-15% FTE downsizing by 2004
                                          Cross border cost-sharing (payments
                                           systems, IT procurement, equity
                                           research, etc.)
                                          Strenghening of internal governance
                                           model and central management structure
                                          If acquisition opportunities arise, meeting
                                           the 10% market share in HU (insurance)
                                           and PL (banking)

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Demanding financial objectives                                    2003

                                                   Minimum
                                                 targets 2005

  Cost/income ratio, banking                           58 %
  Combined ratio, P&C insurance        (*)             95 %
  Tier-1, banking                                      8%
  Solvency, insurance   (**)                          200 %
  EPS growth (4y CAGR)                                 10 %
  ROE, group                                           16 %
  ROAC
   Retail in Belgium                                   16 %
   Central and Eastern Europe                          17 %
   Corporates                                          12 %
   Markets                                             18 %




                          (*) excl. re-insurance
                          (**) incl. non-realised capital gains      18
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Year-to-date business highlights

                  Website: www.kbc.com

                  Ticker codes: KBC BB (Bloomberg)
                                KBKBT BR (Reuters)
                                B:KB (Datastream)

                  ISIN code: BE0003565737
                                    KBC Bank & Insurance Group


              Year-to-date business highlights                          2003

   Increasing efficiency in           Clustering of retail branches
    Belgium
                                       Efficiency enhancement programs for the
                                        back office operations
                                       Outscourcing of transaction processing
                                        (payments) and IT (lmited scale)

                                       Reorganisation program in Poland and
   Shift from external expansion       staff redcution in CR
    towards commercial clout and
                                       Instensifying cross-border initiatives in
    operational efficiency in           such areas as bank card technology
    Central and Eastern Europe
                                       Succesful start of bancassurance in
                                        Slovenia
                                       Strenghening management and controlling
                                        capacity at KBC HQ

   Further downscaling of less-
    strategic areas                    Selling of retail activities in the
                                        Netherlands, broker-related consumer
                                        lending in Belgium, non-strategic
                                        operations in CEE (Ukraïn, Lithuania)

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Year-to-date financial highlights

                  Website:     www.kbc.com

                  Ticker codes: KBC BB (Bloomberg)
                                KBKBT BR (Reuters)
                                B:KB (Datastream)

                  ISIN code:   BE0003565737
                                      KBC Bank & Insurance Group


                  Third Quarter Highlights                         2003
      In m EUR                                    + 15%
                               + 0%




                              - 5%                 + 69%

Average quarter
     2002

                                                         - 15%




                  Relatively good performance (up 69 %)
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                       Third Quarter Highlights                                   2003
 Robust performance in Belgium
    Further improving level of costs in banking (ytd -5%)
    Pressure on interest margin reversed (Q/Q: 195 -> 210 bp)
    Low level of loan loss ratio (ytd 22 bp) and P&C (*) claims ratio
     (ytd 59 bp)
 Satisfactory result in most CEE markets
    ROAC (*) banking in Czech (CR) / Slovak republics (SR): ytd 17%
    ROAC for banking in Hungary: ytd 19%
    Improved performance by insurance operations (still limited scale)
 … but very poor performance of banking business in Poland
   (high loan loss provisions : 124 m in 3Q)




      (*)    P&C : Property and Casualty insurance
      (**)   Return on allocated capital
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         Banking, income development                                                2003
      9M 03
-1%                                       Interest income : ytd  2% organic growth
             Total income -2%              (margin : 6M 1.63%  9M 1.71%)
                                          Commission income : strong growth
                                           (capital-guaranteed funds)
                                          Lower trading income due to lower FX income
              Gross income ytd             and MtM of equity derivatives
                                          Considerable capital gains (ytd 196 m)
                                           on ‘free’ bond portfolio
      +16%
                                          One-off ‘other income’ recorded in 2Q 02
                                           and lower dividends

         - 13%               - 12%
                 - 33%
                         -30%




                              Excluding capital gains, stable gross operating
                                  income despite difficult climate in 1H

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                Banking, expense development                                        2003
                                           Belgium :
       Cost/Income ratio 9M 03: 65%            Expenditures ytd :  5% (- 60 m)
              (65% for FY 02)                  Headcount reduction :
                                                target of 1 650 FTE met in Oct 03
                Ytd expenses (m EUR)
                       2 782      2 757
                                                                                 9M 03:
            2 461                                                                 45 %
                                           Central and Eastern Europe :         Belgium
                                               Expenditures ytd:  1% (6 m)
                                               Headcount reduction :
                                                   Czech Republic :  460 FTE
                                                    (48% of target)
                                                   Poland : new target of
                                                     1 000/1200 FTE



                                                                                    9M 03:
                                                                                    27 %
2001 excl. KB                                                                       CEE




                               Continuing cost control
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                          Cost control in Belgium                                         2003
   Merger (almost) completed, full extent of cost savings in bottom-line as of 1H 04
   Lower cost/income ratio ahead, thanks to:
      Greater use of bancassurance (acceleration in P&C and to SME segment)
      Reduction in product complexity in retail (possibly by up to 70%) (*)
      Outsourcing of transaction processing (payments) and IT (limited scale)
       (implementation in progress)
      Stronger pooling of back-office activities of Belgian group companies
      Various other co-sourcing scenarios being considered
      Screening of real-estate-related costs




        Although Belgium is a ‘mature’ market, further
                        improvement
               in performance can be expected


            (*)   e.g. by reducing the wide range of credit cards, travellers’ cheques,
                               mortgage loans, savings certificates, …                       26
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                Banking, loan provisions                                        2003

Loan loss ratio 9M 03: 0.60%
       (0.55 for FY 02)                                          Customer         Loss
                                                                 loan book        ratio
Quarterly loan loss provisions (m EUR)                            Sept. 03       9M 03
                                                                     (1)            (2)




                                                Belgium              49.0 bn      0.22%

                                                Hungary                3.7 bn     0.32%

                                                 CR / SR               5.9 bn     0.45%

                                                  Poland               4.0 bn     6.09%

                                            International            27.6 bn      0.51%

                                                    Total            90.3 bn      0.60%

                                                       (1) Gross   loans
                                                       (2)   Specific provisions - annualized



        Intensive clean-up of loan portfolio in Poland
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             Retail banking in Belgium                             2003
  Ytd profit 145 m ( 189%), ROAC up to 10% from 3%
  Growth in income : ytd  6%
   (strong commission income and rebound in interest income)
  Cost reduction : ytd  5%
  Provisions (38 m EUR) remain low (16 bp on RWA (*))



                                          +36%




                                                          Belgium
                                                          1st home market




        2003 has seen a turnaround in Belgian retail
on the back of robust commission business and cost savings
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                    Banking in Central and
                                                                                                 2003
                       Eastern Europe
 CR & SR : stable yoy in spite of pressure on margin, thanks to commission income
  and zero expense growth
 Hungary : income and volume growth more than set off pressure on margin
 Poland : difficult economic conditions and high loan loss provisions (195 m)


   In m            9M 02           9M 03              %           ROAC 03
   EUR(*)
   CR / SR          109              112            +3 %             18%
   Hungary           13               23           +77 %             19%
   Poland           -37              -138              -               -
                                                                                  Central Europe
   Slovenia           -              +5                -               -          2nd home market


         Satisfactory performance in Czech Republic,Slovakia
      and Hungary (though further improvement to be expected)
             Still basic restructuring work to do in Poland

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                            (*)   excl. minority interests, incl. 12 m provisions for KB related to 02
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                   Activities in Central and
                                                                           2003
                        Eastern Europe
 Confidence in our strategy fundamentals :
    Satisfying year-to-date results in most markets (incl. insurance),
     excl. banking in Poland
    Within 6 months : all CEE affiliates (5 countries) operating in the EU
    Common shared optimism regarding rebound of economic cycle in ‘04
 Refocusing : from ‘external expansion’ to ‘improvement in performance’
 Adjustment of group governance model to encompass CEE affiliates.
  Key issues :
    Further increase in management and controlling capacity of KBC HQ
    Improved organization of transfer of know-how to CEE
    Strengthened central audit teams




                                                           Central Europe
                                                           2nd home market
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           Addressing the challenges in Poland                                   2003
 Capital base : strengthened (+ 666 m PLN (completed), KBC's stake up to 81%)
 Risk sensitivity : to be greatly reduced
    Credit risk policies redefined and credit decision authority reduced (completed)
          Cleaning up ‘historic’ loan book (195 m provisions ytd)
          Improving risk control and risk management
     Cost base : to be further reduced
        Centralizing back offices, strengthening HR and performance measurement
        Reducing headcount (driven by new central IT system) by 1000/1200 FTE,
         real estate expenses (15-20 %) and other tangible costs (5-10%) by ‘04
        Disinvesting from non-strategic activities (Ukraine, Lithuania, PKB, Pension Fund,…)

     Market position : to be improved on the retail market (sales growth 10-15 %)
        Thorough customer segmentation in the nationwide network
        Transfer of KBC product know-how (e.g., in the field of AM)
        Acceleration of bancassurance efforts with WARTA Insurance




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                 Asset Management division                                        2003

                                                     Breakdown of retail funds


   Profit contribution : ytd 84 m ( 4%)                                Equity: 11%
                                                          Other
   New capital-guaranteed funds :                                                Bonds &
    ytd 105 new mutual/unit-linked funds
                                                                                  MM: 13%
   AUM : ytd  5% to 84 bn from 80 bn            Capital-
         Retail funds (42 bn) :  4%             guaranteed:
                                                  48%                             Balanced:
         Private assets (13 bn) :  4%                                           12%
         Institutional & group assets (28 bn):
            6%


                                                       Central
                                                       Europe:         Belgium:
                                                         5%             85 %


                      Profit contribution down slightly

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    Corporate and investment banking 2 0 0 3
 Corporate banking :                       Market activities :
    Profit contribution: ytd 140m  10%        Profit contribution: ytd 117 m  51 %
     (ROAC 9%)                                   (ROAC 14%)
    Cost decrease ( 7%) due to strict         Very strong performance in money and
     cost control, mainly in Belgium /           capital market products
     Western Europe
    No repeat of 2002 one-off revenues         Equity trading: still weak (break-even
                                                 for KBC Securities at operating level)
    Provisions for problem loans
     (56 bp on RWA), mainly for the             KBC Financial Products : satisfactory
     electricity sector in the US                result but negative MtM for equity
                                                 derivatives


         Profit contribution : corporate banking and market activities




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   Interim results at 30 Sep 2003                   2003




Highlights

     Performance, banking

                Performance, insurance

                                      Outlook




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                  P&C, underwriting result                          2003

          Premium income          Combined ratio
                        784                              Excl R/I
 Premiums                          99%     95%
                  684                                94%
  ytd 15%
org. growth 614


                                                             Exceptionally
                                                               low level




             Very sound business, in ‘03 partly driven by
          upward trend in rates and in general by strong risk
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        Life business, underwriting result                                      2003
                         Quarterly net
                       premium income                  9M 03: 1 991 m
                                                       1 369 m interest-guar.
                                                       622 m unit-linked
  Premiums
   ytd 9 %
organic growth
                              9M 02: 1816 m                                     9M 03:
                              1 050 m interest-guar.                             95 %
       9M 01: 1 230 m         766 m unit-linked                                 Belgium
       299 m interest-guar.
       931 m unit-linked

                                                                                9M 03:
                                                                                 5%
                                                                                Central
                                                                                Europe




        Very strong growth (bancassurance-driven)
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Insurance, investment income                                    2003


                                                   9M 02     9M 03         
                                Interest,
                                dividend,           347       347      +0%
                                rent


                                Capital gains
                                                    136       96      -30%
                                on shares (*)


                                Total               483       443      -8%




    Suffering from low bond yields
                 (*) incl. write-back from provision for financial risk
               (15m in ‘03)and excl. value adj. for unit-linked products
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     Insurance, non-recurring items                                           2003


In m EUR                                          3Q 03         9M 03


Non-recurring result
 Value adjustments, shares                             -18           -108

 Transfer from equalization reserve                        -            92
 Non-recurring gains on securities                         -         122

 Transfer to provision for financial risks                7          -115

 Other                                                    -2             -8

Total non-recurring result                             -13              -17



       Value adjustments on shares offset by
               non-recurring income

                Provision for financial risks, balance : 100 m EUR
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   Interim results at 30 Sep 2003                    2003



Highlights

      Performance, banking

                 Performance, insurance

                                      Outlook




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                         Profit outlook                               2003


 Interest rate environment and general financial climate
  have improved. Economic outlook is more favourable.
 On the other hand,
  further loan losses in 4Q cannot be ruled out
  (credit review, Poland).
 Profit ‘03 expectation : at least the ’02 level
  (based on current information and assumption of stable stock market)




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Additional information
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    Year-to-date results, detailed overview 2 0 0 3
                                                                       Organic
m EUR                             9M 02         9M 03       %
                                                                         %
Gross operating income              4 979          4 872       - 2%         - 2%
  - banking                         4 338          4 231       - 2%         - 2%
  - insurance                         652            640       - 2%         - 3%
Administrative expenses            - 3 133        - 3 143      + 0%         + 0%
  - banking                        - 2 782        - 2 757       - 1%         - 1%
  - insurance                         -348           -380      + 9%         + 7%
Operating result                    1 846          1 729       - 6%         - 5%
  - banking                         1 556          1 474       - 5%         - 4%
  - insurance                          303            260    - 14%        - 14%
Loan loss provisions                 - 305          - 425
Value adjust., non-recurring,
extraordinary and other results     - 211               8


Pre-tax profit                      1 323          1 274      - 4%         - 3%
Taxes                               - 445          - 318
Minority interests                  - 130            - 96
Net profit                           747            860     + 15%         + 15%




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      Contribution per business, year-to-date 2 0 0 3
Net profit
in m EUR
                                              860
                  744           747
                                      -2%                  ROE banking :
                                                              11.1%


                                      +20%                 ROE insurance :
                                                               16.3%


                                                             ROE Group:
                                                               13.2%




             Group result : 3/4 from banking, 1/4 from insurance
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                Year-To-Date Highlights                              2003
 In banking : high commission income (y-o-y +16%)
  and in 3Q strongly improving interest income.
 In insurance : high premium volume (y-o-y + 11%),
  but pressure on investment income.
 Zero cost growth y.o.y. In banking : cost level down 1%.
 Strong technical result in non-life : combined ratio 95.4%
  (excl. reinsurance : 93.8%).
 Relatively high loan loss provisions (425 m).
 Value impairments on shares (100 m, but offset).
 Solid solvency : 8.6% (Tier 1 - bank) and 318% (insurance)




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   Main changes in scope of consolidation 2 0 0 3
            2002                                 2003                      2004         Impact (*)
           Q2       Q3        Q4        Q1     Q2          Q3        Q4      Q1
CSOB Insurance          Full
                    consolidation,
                 retroactively to 1Q

NLB Bank                                                                    E
                               Equity
                               method                                       X             +0.1%
                                                                            P
Ergo Insurance
                                            Full                            E
                                        consolidation                       C             +0.1%

                                                                            T
Krefima Bank                                      Deconsolidation
                                                  (previously full
                                                                            E
                                                                                          -0.4%
                                                   consolidation)           D
Warta Insurance                                                 (full consolidation,
                                                                     previously
                                                                  equity method)



           Limited net impact of changes in consolidation

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      Group, key performance ratios                                   2003


                                     Sep 02      Dec 02        Sep 03

Cost / income, banking               64.1%        65.2%        65.2%

Combined ratio, insurance (*)        95.2%       101.4%        93.8%

Solvency (Tier 1), banking           8.3%         8.8%         8.6%

Solvency, insurance (**)             305%         320%         318%

Return on equity                     12.3%        12.7%        13.2%

Growth in EPS (y-o-y)                 +0%          +1%         +15%




             Getting closer to strategic objectives

   (*) Excluding reinsurance
   (**) Including unrealized gains
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                  Areas of activity, profit contribution 2 0 0 3
Profit contribution (*) year-to-date
        Activity        m EUR       %     ROAC    Headlines

                                                   - Strong commission and premium income
                                                   - Improving interest margin (2.1% in 3Q)
Retail, Belgium         328 m       30%    15%    - Cost reduction in banking ( 5% y-o-y)
                                                   - Low loan losses (16 bp/RWA) and low
                                                     combined ratio P&C (92 %)

Central Europe:          -28   m     -      - 2%   - Strong commissions and zero cost growth in CR
                                                     (although margin pressure and fewer one-offs)
 - banking in CR/SR      112   m    + 3%   +18%
                                                   - Strong income growth in banking in Hungary
 - banking in Hungary     23   m   + 77%   + 19%   - High loan losses in Poland (195 m)
 - banking in Poland    -138   m     -        -    - Improvement in insurance (though limited scale)

Asset management         84 m       4%        -   - AUM up 5% vs Dec 02

                                                   - Successful cost control
                                                   - Less one-off income (CLOs) and higher loan
Corporate services      139 m       11%     9%      losses (US energy)
                                                   - R/I out of the red

                                                   - Fixed income: very strong
Market activities       117 m       51%    14%    - Equities: still weak but cost-cutting successful
                                                   - Derivatives: satfisfactory (suffered from MtM)


                        Strong rebound in Belgian retail.
                         High adverse impact of Poland.
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Interest spreads in Belgium, banking 2 0 0 3
  Interest margin             Spread on new loans




      Going forward, increasing market rates
            could fuel top-line growth
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                           Economic outlook                                  2003

           Popu-          Real                 10-y interest              CPI
           lation      GDP growth                  rate                 change

                    2002     2003e   2004e   Dec 03e   Sep 04e   2002   2003e    2004e

Belgium    10 m     0.7%     0.8%    1.9%     4.4%      4.8%     1.6%    1.5%    1.1%

Czech
           10 m     2.0%     3.0%    3.9%     4.5%      5.0%     1.8%    0.0%    2.2%
Republic

Slovak
            5m      4.4%     3.5%    4.2%     5.1%      5.4%     3.3%    8.2%    6.0%
Republic

Hungary    10 m     3.2%     2.0%    3.0%     7.3%      7.5%     5.3%    4.5%    6.5%


Poland     38 m     1.3%     3.1%    4.0%     5.0%      5.8%     1.9%    0.6%    2.2%




                                     Source : KBC Asset Management, November 2003

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Value adjustments, investment portfolio2 0 0 3


                 DJ Eurostoxx                     125




                                                           -6



                                -35




                     -223                 -220


            Significant value adjustments
   in ‘02 and in 1Q 03 (offset in insurance business
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Unrealized gains, investment portfolio 2 0 0 3

   In m EUR                     Dec 02        Sep 03         %

   Banking
                                 1 742          1 784      +2 %
    book
                 Bonds           1 630          1 597
                 Shares            113            187
  Insurance
    book                            82           174      + 112%

                 Bonds             497            434
                 Shares           -516           -359
               Real estate         101             99


  Balance of gains and losses

           Unrealized gains increasing,
     driven by upward trend of stock markets

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                              Solvency                                    2003

           Banking business                 Insurance business
           (Tier 1)                         (Solvency margin)
In m EUR
                                          In m EUR


           8.8%   8.8%                               504%
                         8.6%
                                612 m
                                                                     318%
                                                            320%
                                3 868 m                                     668 m


                                                                            564 m
                                3 868 m
                                                                            564 m




            Solid solvency in both banking and insurance
                   (no double gearing and no DAC)
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                      Solvency                                     2003

 KBC Bank 1993 / 2003 mandatory convertible bond
    Conversion, 30 Nov 2003 :
       Capital increase: ca. 8.1 m new shares (*)
        (not dividend-entitled for ’03)
    Impact :
       Lower interest charges (12.2% for ‘03)
       EPS ‘04 dilution, ca. 1.5 pp
       Tier 1: ca. 30 bp
       Free float : ca. + 1%




                        (*)   Based on outstanding MCB at 30 Sept. 2003
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                Contact information                               2003



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Luc Cool
Tel. +32 2 429 49 16
E-mail investor.relations@kbc.be


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