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Portfolio Exits

7

Funds

1

Partners & Customers

10

About KBC Group

KBC Group (Euronext: KBC) (LuxSE: KBC) is an integrated bancassurance group, catering mainly to retail, small-to-medium enterprises, and mid-cap customers.

KBC Group Headquarter Location

Avenue du Port 2

Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, B-1080,

Belgium

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Latest KBC Group News

KBC Groupe : Mobile named best mobile banking app worldwide by independent international research agency, Sia Partners.

Sep 23, 2021

. 01:01a 12:52a 09/23/2021 | 01:02am EDT Message : KBC Mobile named best mobile banking app worldwide by independent international research agency, Sia Partners. KBC Mobile tops world ranking exactly 10 years after being launched. In a comparative study1, independent international research agency, Sia Partners, has crowned KBC Mobile best mobile banking app in the world. KBC has always been among the front runners in the annual Sia survey in previous years, but ended up taking the top spot this year. This recognition is all the more important for KBC, because Sia has systematically expanded the scope of its survey in recent years. In the current survey, Sia examined no fewer than 135 banks from 17 different countries around the world, enabling the study to provide an excellent picture of the current mobile banking market and the trends that are emerging. Sia highlights various factors in its analysis of KBC Mobile, including the remarkably large number of additional third-party services, the simulation tools, full online capabilities for many types of transactions, the excellent and hassle-free user experience, connectivity (e.g., wearables, itsme, cash withdrawals at ATMs, etc. ), the possibilities to interact with KBC's other physical and digital distribution channels and the central role of Kate - KBC's digital personal assistant. Sia's conclusion is clear: 'KBC Mobile is a perfect and efficient banking app for everyday needs and one of the most innovative with some interesting extras. The app surprises customers with the wide range of functionalities and the virtual assistance by Kate.' Incidentally, the Sia report is not the only one that considers KBC to be the reference in the field of digitalisation. In a recent report, for instance, Deloitte put Kate at the top of an analysis2 of digital assistants, and last week TechPulse magazine named Kate 'Best Customer Case 2021'. Johan Thijs, KBC Group CEO, regards this top ranking as a fitting acknowledgement of all the hard work put in over the past few years: 'KBC Mobile's top worldwide position in the Sia rankings is clear recognition of 10 years of innovation, development and - in particular - carefully listening to our customers. For me, this recognition applies not just to Belgium, but also to the mobile apps we offer our customers in all our core markets. Our Pearl+ business culture ensures we continuously inspire each other in all KBC group countries to launch, realise and adopt new ideas that are a 'perfect fit' with local customer expectations. The Digital First approach we launched a year ago as the core of our strategy is clearly paying off in this regard and demonstrates the innovative strength we can harness as a group.' Sia Partners Mobile Banking Benchmark: a study on the present state of mobile banking in the world - September 2021 Unlocking the Value of Digital Assistants - Deloitte, 2021 Page 1 of 2 Transparent, sound and clear methodology used by Sia New and alternative market players are increasingly claiming their place among traditional financial service providers, while competition - strengthened by innovative and disruptive trends such as cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, data analysis and sustainability requirements - is becoming fiercer and fiercer. On the basis of these observations, Sia Partners examined the extent to which financial institutions can use mobile banking to respond to these challenges. The final score that Sia Partners gives to a mobile banking app is the sum of the sub-scores for functionalities offered in the app, user experience and app store ratings. The survey measured a total of more than 85 different criteria in 13 categories. Sia Partners concluded that European banks lead the way in digitalisation through their innovative services and complete end-to-end offering. The keen competitive drive among Belgium's top digital players also stimulates them to set the bar ever higher, resulting in top worldwide positions in the Sia rankings by some considerable margin. Recognition for 10 years of KBC Mobile KBC launched its first mobile banking app on 19 September 2011 . Exactly 10 years on, KBC Mobile is central to the customer approach adopted by KBC and has become the reference in the market. The fact that Sia Partners has just named KBC 'digital leader' in a worldwide survey of 135 sector peers, makes this anniversary even more special. Over the past 10 years, KBC Mobile has undergone a dramatic transition, changing from an app for performing basic transactions and checking account information to a fully-fledged,customer-centric ecosystem that proactively meets increasingly more of the customer's needs. These needs are not limited to just banking, insurance and investment, they also include mobility, leisure and health matters, etc. Kate, KBC's digital personal assistant, already plays an important role in this progress and will play an even more central role in the interaction with the customer in the months and years to come, supported by artificial intelligence and data analysis. Some recent figures on the use of KBC Mobile (in Belgium) 1.6 million Belgian customers actively use KBC Mobile (with more than 50 million log-ins per month) Users of KBC Mobile give it an excellent NPS of 63.3 (September 2021) At the end of August 2021, KBC had almost 640 000 unique users of third-party services in KBC Mobile, a threefold increase on the whole of 2019 (the number of third-party transactions since the beginning of the year already exceeds 2 million, i.e. more than over the whole of 2019) In the past 8 months, KBC registered 4 million customer conversations with Kate. 1.3 million of these conversations led to transactions of all kinds (banking and insurance services).

KBC Group Investments

22 Investments

KBC Group has made 22 investments. Their latest investment was in Wizata as part of their Series A on June 6, 2020.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/2/2020

Series A

Wizata

$3.02M

Yes

1

6/26/2019

Seed VC

Pharrowtech

$6.82M

Yes

2

6/18/2019

Seed

ArtiQ

$1.12M

Yes

1

6/3/2019

Series A

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$99M

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10

10/5/2018

Loan

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$99M

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10

Date

6/2/2020

6/26/2019

6/18/2019

6/3/2019

10/5/2018

Round

Series A

Seed VC

Seed

Series A

Loan

Company

Wizata

Pharrowtech

ArtiQ

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Amount

$3.02M

$6.82M

$1.12M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

2

1

10

10

KBC Group Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

KBC Group has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Exxelia on January 29, 2020.

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Exit

Companies

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1/29/2020

Acquired

HLD Group

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Valuation

$991

Acquirer

HLD Group

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KBC Group Acquisitions

5 Acquisitions

KBC Group acquired 5 companies. Their latest acquisition was NN Group - Bulgarian Pension and Life Business on February 11, 2021.

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Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Note

Sources

2/11/2021

$991

Acquired Unit

2

2/18/2020

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$99M

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10

12/29/2017

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$99M

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10

12/30/2016

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10

12/30/2016

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$991

$99M

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Date

2/11/2021

2/18/2020

12/29/2017

12/30/2016

12/30/2016

Investment Stage

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Valuation

$991

$991

Total Funding

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Note

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KBC Group Fund History

1 Fund History

KBC Group has 1 fund, including KBC Focus Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

6/17/2019

KBC Focus Fund

$56.12M

1

Closing Date

6/17/2019

Fund

KBC Focus Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$56.12M

Sources

1

KBC Group Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

KBC Group has 10 strategic partners and customers. KBC Group recently partnered with Finastra on January 1, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/18/2021

Vendor

Finastra

United Kingdom

1

12/15/2020

Vendor

Objectway Financial Software

Italy

KBC Securities Services selects OBJECTWAY for smart digital client onboarding for independent wealth managers

Tuesday , December 15 , 2020 -- KBC has chosen the leading Digital Wealth & Asset Management software provider Objectway to implement Digital Client Onboarding for independent , Benelux-based wealth managers who rely on KBC to safeguard their clients ' investment portfolios .

1

6/24/2020

Client

Bancontact Payconiq

Belgium

Fidesmo Pay launches in Belgium together with Bancontact and KBC, KBC Brussels and CBC

- As an innovative bank-insurance company in Belgium and frontrunner in contactless payments the partnership with Fidesmo and Bancontact makes it possible to offer a dual branded solution to our customers .

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3/10/2020

Partner

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12/3/2019

Partner

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Date

1/18/2021

12/15/2020

6/24/2020

3/10/2020

12/3/2019

Type

Vendor

Vendor

Client

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Finastra

Objectway Financial Software

Bancontact Payconiq

Country

United Kingdom

Italy

Belgium

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KBC Securities Services selects OBJECTWAY for smart digital client onboarding for independent wealth managers

Tuesday , December 15 , 2020 -- KBC has chosen the leading Digital Wealth & Asset Management software provider Objectway to implement Digital Client Onboarding for independent , Benelux-based wealth managers who rely on KBC to safeguard their clients ' investment portfolios .

Fidesmo Pay launches in Belgium together with Bancontact and KBC, KBC Brussels and CBC

- As an innovative bank-insurance company in Belgium and frontrunner in contactless payments the partnership with Fidesmo and Bancontact makes it possible to offer a dual branded solution to our customers .

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KBC Group Team

5 Team Members

KBC Group has 5 team members, including former Chief Technology Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Tom De Witte.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Stefan Venken

Founder

Former

Tom De Witte

Chief Technology Officer, Chief Commercial Officer

Former

Stephen P. King

Executive Vice President

Former

Stefaan Gielens

Managing Director

Former

Peter van Hees

Owner

Former

Name

Stefan Venken

Tom De Witte

Stephen P. King

Stefaan Gielens

Peter van Hees

Work History

Title

Founder

Chief Technology Officer, Chief Commercial Officer

Executive Vice President

Managing Director

Owner

Status

Former

Former

Former

Former

Former

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