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SECTION 2 Supervisory permission for reducing own funds

Article 27 Meaning of sustainable for the income capacity of the institution for the purposes of Article 78(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013

Sustainable for the income capacity of the institution under point (a) of Article 78(1) of Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 shall mean that the profitability of the institution, as assessed by the competent authority, continues to be sound or does not see any negative change after the replacement of the instruments with own funds instruments of equal or higher quality, at that date and for the foreseeable future. The competent authority’s assessment shall take into account the institution’s profitability in stress situations.