05 August 2005

Central Bank Balance Sheet at end-July 2005

The following table shows the Central Bank of Iceland’s Balance Sheet as at the end of July 2005 with comparative figures for the end of June 2005 and end of December 2004.

04 August 2005

Fitch Affirms Iceland At AA-/AAA; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings-London-4 August 2005: Fitch Ratings, the international rating agency, has today affirmed the Republic of Iceland’s Long-term foreign and local currency ratings at ‘AA-’ (AA minus) and ‘AAA’ respectively with Stable Outlook. The Short-term foreign currency rating is affirmed at ‘F1+’.