Sparebanken Ost (SPOG.OL)
* Q1 NET INTEREST AND FEES INCOME NOK 132.2 MILLION VERSUS NOK 136.9 MILLION YEAR AGO
* THOR-HENNING BRÅTHEN EMPLOYED AS NEW CFO IN SPAREBANKEN ØST Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)
OSLO, Feb 13 More than 100 Norwegian banks will become co-owners of the Vipps electronic payments app in a bid to fend off competition from Nordic rivals and the likes of Facebook, Apple and Google, the banks said on Monday.
* Says more than 100 Norwegian banks to take Vipps ownership stakes
* Q4 net interest income 129.1 million Norwegian crowns ($15.51 million) versus 147.3 million crowns year ago