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OPERATIONS

STATEMENT AND RESULTS

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RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINIBILITY

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To the readers of Sparebanken Møre’s Sustainability Report 2021,

Independent auditor’s assurance report for the SBM Sustainability Report 2021 We have been engaged by the Board of Directors and CEO (the management) of Sparebanken Møre ('SBM') to provide limited assurance in respect of the sustainability reporting in the 2021 Annual Report of SBM. Included in the scope are the following sections; A driving force for sustainable development, Stakeholder dialogue and materiality analysis, Our commitments and strategic goals and Significant topics. The scope excludes future events or the achievability of the objectives, targets and expectations of SBM and information contained in webpages referred to in the sustainability reporting 2021 unless specified in this report.

Conclusion Our conclusion has been formed on the basis of, and is subject to, the matters outlined in this report. We believe that the evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our conclusions. Based on the limited assurance procedures performed and the evidence obtained, as described below, nothing has come to our attention, to indicate that the sustainability reporting 2021 is not presented, in all material respects, in accordance with the criteria as defined in the sustainability reporting principles of SBM as presented on page 182 of the Annual Report (“Reporting standards”).

Management of SBM’s responsibility The management of SBM is responsible for the preparation and presentation of the sustainability reporting 2021 in accordance with the criteria as defined in the sustainability reporting principles of SBM. It is important to view the information in the sustainability reporting 2021 in the context of these criteria. These responsibilities include establishing such internal controls as management determines are necessary to enable the preparation of the information in the sustainability reporting 2021 that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Our independence and quality control We have complied with the independence and other ethical requirements of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants issued by the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, which is founded on fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behavior.

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