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CS Credit Suisse

Filed: 18 Feb 21, 6:13am
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 6-K
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
February 18, 2021
Commission File Number 001-15244
Credit Suisse Group AG
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
Paradeplatz 8, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
(Address of principal executive office)

Commission File Number 001-33434
Credit Suisse AG
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
Paradeplatz 8, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
(Address of principal executive office)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
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Explanatory note
On February 18, 2021, the Credit Suisse Earnings Release 4Q20 was published. A copy of the Earnings Release is attached as an exhibit to this report on Form 6-K. This report on Form 6-K (including the exhibit hereto) is hereby (i) incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement on Form F-3 (file no. 333-238458) and the Registration Statements on Form S-8 (file nos. 333-101259, 333-208152 and 333-217856), and (ii) shall be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except, in the case of both (i) and (ii), the information under “Group and Bank differences” and “Selected financial data – Bank” shall not be incorporated by reference into, or be deemed “filed”, with respect to the Registration Statements on Form S-8 (file nos. 333-101259, 333-208152 and 333-217856).
Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG file an annual report on Form 20-F and file quarterly reports, including unaudited interim financial information, and furnish or file other reports on Form 6-K with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The SEC reports of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG are available to the public over the internet at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The SEC reports of Credit Suisse Group AG and Credit Suisse AG are also available under “Investor Relations” on Credit Suisse Group AG’s website at www.credit-suisse.com and at the offices of the New York Stock Exchange, 20 Broad Street, New York, NY 10005.
Unless the context otherwise requires, references herein to “Credit Suisse Group,” “Credit Suisse,” “the Group,” “we,” “us” and “our” mean Credit Suisse Group AG and its consolidated subsidiaries and the term “the Bank” means Credit Suisse AG, the direct bank subsidiary of the Group, and its consolidated subsidiaries.
SEC regulations require certain information to be included in registration statements relating to securities offerings. Such additional information for the Group and the Bank is included in this report on Form 6-K, which should be read together with the Group’s and the Bank’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019 (Credit Suisse 2019 20-F) filed with the SEC on March 30, 2020, the Group’s financial report for the first quarter of 2020 (Credit Suisse Financial Report 1Q20), filed with the SEC on Form 6-K on May 7, 2020, the Group’s financial report for the second quarter of 2020 (Credit Suisse Financial Report 2Q20), filed with the SEC on Form 6-K on July 30, 2020, the Group’s financial report for the third quarter of 2020 (Credit Suisse Financial Report 3Q20), filed with the SEC on Form 6-K on October 29, 2020 and the Group’s earnings release for the fourth quarter of 2020 (Credit Suisse Earnings Release 4Q20), filed with the SEC as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
This report filed on Form 6-K also contains certain information about Credit Suisse AG relating to its results as of and for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020. Credit Suisse AG, a Swiss bank and joint stock corporation established under Swiss law, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group. Credit Suisse AG’s registered head office is in Zurich, and it has additional executive offices and principal branches in London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
References herein to “CHF” are to Swiss francs.
Forward-looking statements
This Form 6-K and the information incorporated by reference in this Form 6-K include statements that constitute forward-looking statements. In addition, in the future the Group, the Bank and others on their behalf may make statements that constitute forward-looking statements.
When evaluating forward-looking statements, you should carefully consider the cautionary statement regarding forward-looking information, the risk factors and other information set forth in the Credit Suisse 2019 20-F, subsequent annual reports on Form 20-F filed by the Group and the Bank with the SEC, the Group’s and the Bank’s reports on Form 6-K furnished to or filed with the SEC, and other uncertainties and events.
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Group and Bank differences
The business of the Bank is substantially the same as the business of the Group, and substantially all of the Bank’s operations are conducted through the Swiss Universal Bank, International Wealth Management, Asia Pacific and the Investment Bank. Certain Corporate Center activities of the Group, such as hedging activities relating to share-based compensation awards, are not applicable to the Bank. Certain other assets, liabilities and results of operations, primarily relating to Credit Suisse Services AG (our Swiss service company) and its subsidiary, are managed as part of the activities of the Group’s segments. However, they are legally owned by the Group and are not part of the Bank’s consolidated financial statements.
Comparison of consolidated statements of operations
  BankGroupBankGroup
in4Q204Q194Q204Q192020201920202019
Statements of operations (CHF million)   
Net revenues5,2606,2065,2216,19022,50322,68622,38922,484
Total operating expenses5,2834,9635,1714,83018,20017,96917,82617,440
Income/(loss) before taxes(161)1,097(88)1,2143,2114,3933,4674,720
Net income/(loss)(364)727(350)8532,5143,0952,6663,425
Net income/(loss) attributable to shareholders(365)728(353)8522,5113,0812,6693,419
Comparison of consolidated balance sheets
  BankGroup
end of4Q204Q194Q204Q19
Balance sheet statistics (CHF million)   
Total assets809,688790,459805,822787,295
Total liabilities762,629743,696762,881743,581
Capitalization and indebtedness
  BankGroup
end of4Q204Q194Q204Q19
Capitalization and indebtedness (CHF million)   
Due to banks16,42016,74216,42316,744
Customer deposits392,039384,950390,921383,783
Central bank funds purchased, securities sold under repurchase agreements and securities lending transactions23,94427,64123,85127,533
Long-term debt160,279151,000161,087152,005
All other liabilities169,947163,363170,599163,516
Total liabilities 762,629743,696762,881743,581
Total equity47,05946,76342,94143,714
Total capitalization and indebtedness 809,688790,459805,822787,295
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BIS capital metrics
  BankGroup
end of4Q204Q194Q204Q19
Capital and risk-weighted assets (CHF million)   
CET1 capital40,70141,93335,36136,774
Tier 1 capital55,65954,02451,20249,791
Total eligible capital56,62056,95852,16352,725
Risk-weighted assets275,676290,843275,084290,463
Capital ratios (%)   
CET1 ratio14.814.412.912.7
Tier 1 ratio20.218.618.617.1
Total capital ratio20.519.619.018.2
4Q19 amounts are shown on a look-through basis.
Selected financial data – Bank
Condensed consolidated statements of operations
in4Q204Q19% change20202019% change
Condensed consolidated statements of operations (CHF million)   
Interest and dividend income2,7774,376(37)13,87820,180(31)
Interest expense(1,324)(2,669)(50)(7,918)(13,131)(40)
Net interest income1,4531,707(15)5,9607,049(15)
Commissions and fees3,1852,8341211,85011,0717
Trading revenues468558(16)3,1781,77379
Other revenues1541,107(86)1,5152,793(46)
Net revenues 5,2606,206(15)22,50322,686(1)
Provision for credit losses 138146(5)1,092324237
Compensation and benefits2,2862,342(2)8,8609,105(3)
General and administrative expenses2,6432,297157,9627,5885
Commission expenses303324(6)1,2561,276(2)
Restructuring expenses51122
Total other operating expenses2,9972,621149,3408,8645
Total operating expenses 5,2834,963618,20017,9691
Income/(loss) before taxes (161)1,0973,2114,393(27)
Income tax expense203370(45)6971,298(46)
Net income/(loss) (364)7272,5143,095(19)
Net income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests1(1)314(79)
Net income/(loss) attributable to shareholders (365)7282,5113,081(19)
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Selected financial data – Bank (continued)
Condensed consolidated balance sheets
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Assets (CHF million)   
Cash and due from banks138,207101,04437
Interest-bearing deposits with banks1,23067383
Central bank funds sold, securities purchased under resale agreements and securities borrowing transactions79,133106,997(26)
Securities received as collateral50,77340,21926
Trading assets157,511153,8952
Investment securities6051,004(40)
Other investments5,3795,634(5)
Net loans300,341304,025(1)
Goodwill3,7553,960(5)
Other intangible assets237291(19)
Brokerage receivables35,94335,6481
Other assets36,57437,069(1)
Total assets 809,688790,4592
Liabilities and equity (CHF million)   
Due to banks16,42016,742(2)
Customer deposits392,039384,9502
Central bank funds purchased, securities sold under repurchase agreements and securities lending transactions23,94427,641(13)
Obligation to return securities received as collateral50,77340,21926
Trading liabilities45,87138,18620
Short-term borrowings21,30828,869(26)
Long-term debt160,279151,0006
Brokerage payables21,65525,683(16)
Other liabilities30,34030,4060
Total liabilities 762,629743,6963
Total shareholder's equity 46,26446,1200
Noncontrolling interests79564324
Total equity 47,05946,7631
Total liabilities and equity 809,688790,4592
BIS statistics (Basel III)
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Eligible capital (CHF million)   
Common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital40,70141,933(3)
Tier 1 capital55,65954,0243
Total eligible capital56,62056,958(1)
Capital ratios (%)   
CET1 ratio14.814.4
Tier 1 ratio20.218.6
Total capital ratio20.519.6
4Q19 amounts are shown on a look-through basis.
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Exhibits
No. Description
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Signatures
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrants have duly caused this report to be signed on their behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
CREDIT SUISSE GROUP AG and CREDIT SUISSE AG
(Registrants)
Date: February 18, 2021
By:
/s/ Thomas Gottstein                                 /s/ David R. Mathers
      Thomas Gottstein                                       David R. Mathers
      Chief Executive Officer                               Chief Financial Officer 
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