August 14,2006 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (600000.SS) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 1 August 14,2006 ACTION Buy Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Return Potential: 23% 1H2006 results: Strong PPOP growth, rising NPL coverage; Buy Source of opportunity SPDB reported strong audited 1H2006 results. PPOP was up 17% yoy,7% above our estimate; NPAT (IAS) rose 32% yoy,18% below our forecast due to an unexpected NPL provision coverage increase to 158% vs. our 144% estimate. Positive surprises: Stronger-than-expected loan/fee income growth (up 99% yoy). Negative surprises: higher-than-expected operating cost growth; slightly lower-than-expected NIMs, due to still-low money/debt securities yields despite improvement by 47bp qoq in 2Q2006 and 17bp hoh in 1H2006 (China GAAP; +4bp hoh in IFRS). Positive earnings surprises (our 2006E/2007EEPS are 11%/8% above consensus), Citigroup’s potential stake increase and other factors could rerate the stock. Growth Returns * Multiple Volatility Volatility Multiple Returns * Growth Investment Profile: Shanghai Pudong Development Low High Percentile 20th 40th 60th 80th 100th * Returns = Return on Capital For a complete description of the investment profile measures please refer to the disclosure section of this document. 600000.SS Asia Pacific Banks Peer Group Average Catalyst We expect SPDB to gradually rerate on the back of expected robust FY2006 earnings growth, Citigroup’s potential stake increase to 19.9% as early as 1H07, and a strengthened management team from recent outside hires including the Chief Credit Officer, chief treasurer and deputy consumer banking head. We believe strong loan/PPOP growth and rising provision coverage in 1H06 could be sufficient to ease concerns on loan growth deceleration and asset quality in 2H06. We have slightly changed our earnings forecasts by +0.7%, -1.9% and +0.4% in 2006/2007/2008 respectively, by raising fee income growth, loan yields, and cost growth assumptions, and using even more conservative credit cost assumptions of 80bp+ by assuming 150% constant NPL provision coverage. Valuation We have slightly adjusted our 12-month target to Rmb11.40 (from Rmb11.61), based on 2.05X 2007EBPVS (23% potential upside). Fully diluted P/E post a potential 41% EPS dilution from a 700 mn new equity offering and Citigroup stake increase would be an attractive 11.7X in 2007E, vs.16X 2007EP/E for China Merchants Bank (CMB, 600036.SS, Neutral) post its planned H-share offering in 2H2006. Key risks Key risks include macro hard landing/overheating; significant delay/failure of Citigroup stake increase and SPDB capital offering; and earnings disappointments. INVESTMENTLISTMEMBERSHIP Asia Pacific Buy List Coverage View: Attractive China: Banks Key data Current Price (Rmb) 9.26 Price target (Rmb) 11.40 Market cap (Rmb mn / US$ mn) 36,252.9 / 4,545.2 Foreign ownership (%) -- 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E EPS (Rmb) New 0.650.931.121.32 EPS revision (%) 0.00.7 (1.9) 0.4 P/B (X) 2.32.01.71.4 P/E (X) 184.108.40.206.0 Dividend yield (%) 1.42.02.32.7 P/PPOP (X) 220.127.116.11.6 PPOP growth (%) 20.622.827.319.0 Preprovision ROA (%) 18.104.22.168.6 Credit cost (%) 0.80.80.80.9 ROA (%) 0.500.580.580.57 ROE (%) 17.318.321.821.6 Price performance chart 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.5 12.0 12.5 Aug-05 Nov-05 Feb-06 May-06 2,000 2,200 2,400 2,600 2,800 3,000 3,200 3,400 3,600 3,800 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (L) FTSEXinhua 600 Index (R) Share price performance (%) 3 month 6 month 12 month Absolute (14.7) (16.4) 5.7 Rel. to FTSEXinhua 600 Index (17.5) (34.9) (25.3) Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates, FactSet. Price as of 8/11/2006 close. Ning Ma +852-2978-1677 | firstname.lastname@example.org Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. Roy Ramos +852-2978-0457 | email@example.com Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. Jennifer Meng +852-2978-0169 | firstname.lastname@example.org Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. Analysts employed by non-US affiliates are not required to take the NASD/NYSE analyst exam. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this report. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decision. For Reg AC certification, see the text preceding the disclosures. For other important disclosures go to /research/hedge.html. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Global Investment Research August 14,2006 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (600000.SS) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 2 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank: Summary financials Profit model (Rmb mn) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08EBalance sheet (Rmb mn) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E Net interest income 13,099.216,370.920,302.724,154.3 Gross loans 377,222.9446,662.7529,133.8627,200.7 Non-interest income 1,255.11,393.11,869.22,461.6 NPLs 7,444.78,795.310,975.013,777.7 Operating revenue 14,354.317,763.922,171.826,615.9 Loan loss reserves 10,576.613,193.016,462.620,666.5 Non-interest expense (6,834.9) (8,529.0) (10,411.9) (12,621.3) Total interest earning assets 561,179.2674,466.8814,704.8959,325.5 Preprovision oper profits 7,519.49,234.911,759.913,994.6 Other non-interest earning assets 12,343.413,796.314,341.714,949.8 Total provision charge (3,180.2) (3,633.6) (4,469.5) (5,403.9) Total assets 573,522.7688,263.1829,046.6974,275.3 Associates 0.00.00.00.0 Customer deposits 507,437.9614,995.6739,189.6884,463.0 Pretax profit 4,339.25,601.37,290.48,590.7 Total interest-bearing liabilities 545,076.8657,949.0792,137.0943,600.2 Tax (1,781.2) (2,460.6) (2,916.2) (3,436.3) Total equity 15,969.518,326.021,774.825,911.3 Minorities 0.00.00.00.0 Net profit 2,558.03,140.84,374.25,154.4 CAMEL ratios (%) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E C: Tier 1 capital ratio 22.214.171.124.5 Dividends (509.0) (718.3) (836.9) (974.6) C: Equity/loans 126.96.36.199.3 Dividends payout (%) 19.919.719.118.9 C: Equity/assets 188.8.131.52.7 A: NPL ratio 2.02.02.12.2 Earnings growth drivers (%) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08EA: Loan loss reserves/NPLs 142.1150.0150.0150.0 Net interest margin 184.108.40.206.7 E: Net interest margin 220.127.116.11.7 Provision charge/total loans 0.90.80.90.9 E: Non int inc/oper revenues 8.747.848.439.25 YoYGrowth (%) E: Cost-income ratio 47.648.047.047.4 Customer deposits 27.818.104.22.168 E: ROAA 0.500.580.580.57 Loans 21.318.218.318.3 L: Loan/deposit ratio 72.370.569.468.6 Net interest income 24.525.024.019.0 Fee income 13.783.258.546.7 Key CAMELOT assumptions 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E Non-interest income 29.311.034.231.7 GSCAMELOT implied P/B (X) -- -- 2.1 -- Operating revenue 24.923.824.820.0 GSCAMELOT implied P/E (X) -- -- 13.0 -- Operating expenses (29.9) (24.8) (22.1) (21.2) Risk-free rate (%) -- -- -- -- Preprovision operating profit 20.622.827.319.0 Equity risk premium (%) -- -- -- -- Provision charges 1.514.323.020.9 CAMELOT beta (X) -- -- 1.3 -- Pretax profit 39.822.214.171.124 Risk-adjusted cost of equity (%) -- -- -- -- Net profit 30.122.839.317.83-yr adjusted DPSCAGR (%) -- -- 19.4 -- EPS 30.142.819.817.8 Sustainable ROE estimate (%) -- -- 15.8 -- DPS 8.341.116.516.5 LT dividend payout estimate (%) -- -- 30.0 -- Ex-growth bond-equivalent P/B (X) -- -- -- -- Market dimensions 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E No of branches 350.0 -- -- -- Loan portfolio (%) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E No of staff (000) 10,151.0 -- -- -- Commercial & corporate 85.085.683.280.7 Revenues/staff (Rmb) 1,414.1 -- -- -- Mortgages/home loans 12.813.015.217.4 Net profit/staff (Rmb) 252.0 -- -- -- Consumer 15.014.416.819.3 Valuation (current price) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E DuPont analysis (%) 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E ROE 17.318.321.821.6 P/E basic (X) 126.96.36.199.0 x leverage 188.8.131.52.9 P/B (X) 2.32.01.71.4 = ROA 0.500.580.580.57 P/PPOP (X) 184.108.40.206.6 Dividend yield (%) 1.42.02.32.7 % of assets 12/0512/06E 12/07E 12/08E Net interest income 220.127.116.11.7 EPS, basic (Rmb) 0.650.931.121.32 Fee income 0.10.10.10.2 EPS, fully-diluted (Rmb) 0.650.931.121.32 Non-interest income 0.20.20.20.3 Operating revenue 18.104.22.168.0 EPS, basic growth (%) 30.142.819.817.8 Operating expenses 22.214.171.124.4 EPS, fully diluted Growth (%) 30.142.819.817.8 Preprovision operating profit 126.96.36.199.6 Loan loss provisions 0.60.60.60.6 BVPS (Rmb) 4.084.685.566.62 Pretax profits 0.80.91.01.0 DPS (Rmb) 0.130.180.210.25 Taxes 0.30.40.40.4 Note: Last actual year may include reported and estimated data. Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. Analyst Contributors Ning Ma email@example.com Roy Ramos firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Meng email@example.com August 14,2006 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (600000.SS) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 3 EXPECTEDNEWSFLOW/EVENTS DATEEVENTCOMMENT 4Q2006 SPDB to issue 700mn new shares We estimate 17.9% EPS dilution but it would be BPVS accretive and provide much-needed capital to fund its growth. We expect 2006E tier ICAR and total CAR to reach c.5.6% and 9.5% respectively if we assume it is offered at 10% below the current share price. As early as in 1H2007 Citigroup may raise its stake in SPDB to a maximum 19.9% from 4.2% now, through private placement at negotiated price This would be a positive rerating catalyst and BVPS accretive for SPDB, despite additional EPS 23.5% dilution. Even if Citigroup were to win its bid for Guangdong Development Bank (GDB) together with its domestic partners, we believe Citigroup may still want to increase its stake in SPDB, given: 1) SPDB’s Yangtze River focus and better fundamentals/franchise than GDB; and 2) previous reports that management of both Citigroup and SPDB have expressed their interest. Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. The prices in the body of this report are based on the market close of August 10,2006. In summary, Shanghai Pudong’s (SPDB) results are strong, with stronger than expected PPOP growth (up 17% yoy,46% hoh,7% above our estimates), offset by rising NPL provision coverage to 158% despite 0.41% annualized net new NPL formation rates. We believe the strong loan/PPOP growth in 1H2006 and rising provision coverage could be sufficient to ease the concerns on loan growth de- acceleration and asset quality pressure in 2H2006, if China’s economy/loan growth were to slow gradually. Positives: Fee income, loan growth, NPL coverage 1. Strong loan growth, improving loan mix. Loans grew 27% yoy and 14.2% hoh, mainly from corporate loans. Bill discount loans grew only 5.1% hoh, benefiting loan yields (up 37 bp qoq,26 bp hoh,8 bp yoy). We believe SPDB could achieve our FY2006 loan forecast of 18.5% yoy, despite the fact that CBRC may classify SPDB as one of the category III banks due to its high loan growth and low CAR of 8.0% in 1H2006, and requested SPDB to de-accelerate loan growth, according to recent news from Bloomberg. 2. Robust fee income growth (up 99% yoy and 50% hoh), off a low base (only 3.2% of total revenue, vs.10% for CMB), driven from both credit cards/debt cards related fees and corporate banking fees. 3. Rising NPL coverage to 158% from 144% in 2006, which is the key reason for the NPAT shortfall vs. our forecasts, and likely to be a cushion for the potential asset quality pressure if China’s macro slows sharply. Asset quality remains stable, with 0.41% annualized net new NPL formation rates. NPL ratios declined to 1.82% from 2% in 2005, not so surprising given the robust macro in 1H2006. Overdue loan ratio remains stable at 2.15% vs.2.12% in 2005, though the increase of overdue loans by 16% hoh needs to be watched closely (the risks could be partly offset by rising overdue loan coverage to 141%, from 133% in 2005. Negatives: NIM pressure yoy (but up qoq), operating costs 1. NIMs slightly under pressure, but sequentially improving due to China’s lending rate hike in April, and rising money/debt market yields (see Exhibit 1). August 14,2006 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (600000.SS) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 4 We expect 2H2006 yields to recover further on loan repricing, better loan pricing power amid monetary tightening, relatively higher money/debt market yields, slow growth/declining of bill discount loans, and the high level of daily average earning assets after strong loan growth in 1H2006. Exhibit 1: NIMs (China GAAP) down 10bp yoy but up 43bp qoq and 17bp qoq due to rising loan yields/market rates Asset yields and funding costs, quarterly, China GAAP 1Q052Q053Q054Q051Q062Q061H052H051H06 Yields of earning assets 4.59 4.89 4.53 4.10 4.25 4.79 4.66 4.25 4.45 Loans 5.37 5.59 5.33 5.16 5.29 5.67 5.49 5.16 5.42 Interbank assets 2.87 2.70 2.42 2.59 2.59 2.91 2.42 2.63 2.43 Securities investment 2.59 3.94 3.49 1.13 1.67 2.92 3.46 2.04 2.49 Cost of funding 1.92 1.91 1.79 1.83 1.79 1.90 1.87 1.80 1.83 Deposits 1.58 1.50 1.63 1.76 1.66 1.56 1.58 1.61 1.68 Interbank liabilities and debt securities 6.00 5.07 3.69 2.73 4.71 10.0 6.50 3.80 5.53 Loan/deposit spread 3.79 4.08 3.70 3.40 3.63 4.11 3.91 3.55 3.74 Net Interest Margin 2.77 3.08 2.83 2.35 2.55 2.98 2.87 2.55 2.72 Yoy 0.28 0.36 0.11 (0.33) (0.22) (0.10) 0.27 (0.12) (0.15) Sequential (qoq or hoh) 0.09 0.31 (0.25) (0.48) 0.20 0.43 0.20 (0.32) 0.17 Quarterly result (%) Half yearly result (%) Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. 2. Stronger than expected expense growth at 28% yoy (but -4% hoh),7% above our estimates, due to strong growth of staff costs (26% yoy) and SG&As (41% yoy). However, we note overall cost/income ratio was 44.3% in 1H2006, lower than 47.6% in 2005 due to robust revenue growth. Consumer banking: Steady growth off a low base Consumer deposits grew robustly at 48% yoy, and accounted for 14.7% of total deposits vs.13.9% in 2005 and 12.8% in 1H2005. Consumer loans, however, grew 11% yoy and 6% hoh, lower than overall loan growth, which may be due to mortgage prepayments. We note SPDB’s consumer banking product offering has continued to improve after SPDB hired a deputy retail banking head from Citigroup. The cooperation with Citigroup in credit cards showed strong growth off a low base: 0.34mn total cards issued with total revenue of Rmb32 mn, up 560% yoy, which accounted for 0.4% of total revenue (vs.6.5mn cards, estimated 3.4% revenue contribution for CMB). What to watch for: NIM recovery/target NPL coverage ratios; Citigroup stake increase 1. We believe NIM recovery and target NPL provision coverage ratio are two earnings swing factors to watch. We note SPDB could benefit from the continued rise of loans/deposit spreads and market rates as it significantly reduces the average repricing dates of its debt securities to 0.77 years from 0.92 years in 2005. While the 158% NPL overage shows SPDB’s conservative balance sheet and provision policy, and provides much needed cushion for any potential asset quality pressure, it remains to be seen whether August 14,2006 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (600000.SS) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 5 it will continue to rise or not. Our forecast of 80bp+ credit costs for SPDB’s earnings in 2006/2007/2008, based on 150% NPL coverage, vs. typically c.60bp for listed H-share banks, is conservative, in our view. 2. Whether and when Citigroup increases its stake in SPDB to 19.9% from 4.2%, as a significant rerating catalyst. According to SPDB/Citigroup’s cooperation agreement, either SPDB or Citigroup may initiate negotiations for the stake increase by November 2006 and finish the negotiation process within three months; we will monitor the developments closely. A ugust 14,2006 Shanghai Pudong D evelopm ent B ank (600000.SS) G oldm an Sachs G lobal Investm ent R esearch 6 Exhibit 2: SPDB’s 1H2006 results: Better than expected PPOP growth, offset by rising NPL provision coverage 1H 2H 1HEst. Yoy HoHActual As % of 2005200520061H06E growth growth vs. current (RMB mn) (%) (%) Est. (%) 06E est. (%) Income statement Net interest income 6,4956,6047,6017,73817.0 15.1 (1.8) 46 Non-interest income 6016541,04134173.2 59.0 205.3 55 Net fee income 13918427616399.0 49.5 69.0 47 Gross fee income 21630542030294.9 37.7 39.2 45 Fee expense (77) (121) (144) (139) 87.5 19.8 4.2 42 Net trading profits 101665659138553.9 (0.9) 376.5 117 Other non-interest income 361 (195) 10639 (70.8) 168.4 14 Memo: Non-interest income ex-trading profits 500 (11) 381202 (23.7) 88.3 28 Total operating revenue 7,0967,2598,6418,07921.8 19.0 7.0 47 Total operating revenue ex-trading gains 6,9956,5937,9827,94014.1 21.1 0.5 45 Total operating expense 2,9303,9053,7513,49928.0 (3.9) 7.2 44 2,3853,3213,0802,89129.1 (7.3) 6.5 36 Preprovision operating profit 4,1663,3544,8904,58017.4 45.8 6.8 50 Provision charges 2,2239572,2561,2581.5 135.8 79.4 62 Operating profit 1,9422,3972,6343,32235.6 9.9 (20.7) 43 Pretax profits 1,9422,3972,6343,32235.6 9.9 (20.7) 43 Tax 7271,0541,0341,36242.3 (1.9) (24.0) 42 Net profits 1,2151,3431,5991,96031.6 19.1 (18.4) 44 EPS (RMBYuan) 0.310.340.410.5031.6 19.1 (18.4) 1 Balance sheet Total assets 492,452573,523630,232586,96228.0 9.9 7.4 92 Gross loans 339,950377,223430,817403,36726.7 14.2 6.8 96 Non-performing loans 7,3167,4457,8377,9977.1 5.3 (2.0) 89 Loan loss reserves 10,48110,57712,36611,51618.0 16.9 7.4 94 Customer deposits 435,646507,438560,048512,05928.6 10.4 9.4 91 Equity 14,14315,96917,06617,68820.7 6.9 (3.5) 93 Camel ratios Capital adequacy Equity/assets 2.872.782.713.01 (0.2) (0.1) (0.31) Equity/loans 188.8.131.524.39 (0.2) (0.3) (0.42) Asset quality - - NPL ratio 2.15 1.97 1.82 1.98 (0.3) (0.2) (0.16) LLR/NPLs 143.26142.07157.78 144.0014.5 15.7 13.78 New NPL formation rates (net) 0.110.800.410.580.3 (0.4) (0.18) Credit costs 1.310.511.050.62 (0.3) 0.5 0.42 Earnings Net interest margin 2.75 2.49 2.53 2.67 (0.22) 0.05 (0.14) Non-int income/oper revenue 8.479.0212.044.223.6 3.0 7.82 Cost-income ratio 41.2953.8043.4143.312.1 (10.4) 0.10 Preprov operating ROAA 1.761.261.621.58 (0.1) 0.4 0.05 ROA 0.510.500.530.680.0 0.0 (0.14) ROE 17.5017.8319.3623.291.9 1.5 (3.93) Liquidity Loan/deposits 78.0374.3476.9378.77 (1.1) 2.6 (1.85) Averages Average assets 474,101532,987601,877580,24227.0 12.9 3.73 Average equity 13,89215,05616,51816,82918.9 9.7 (1.85) Half year results Memo: Operating expense ex-business tax/supervision fee Note YoY growth 20052006E (%) 13,09916,37125.0 Slightly less than expected due to some margin pressure, despite higher than expected loan growth 1,2551,90451.7 Strong fee income growth and securities trading income 32359283.2 52193980.3 Robust growth off a low base; credit cards related income (incl. annual fee) was Rmb25.6 mn,6% of gross fee income. (198) (347) 75.6 766564 (26.4) Strong securities trading income on short term securities, post hiring the Chief Treasury from a foreign bank 166748350.7 4891,340174.0 14,35418,27527.3 7% higher than expected on strong non-interest income growth offsetting less than expected NII 13,58817,71130.3 6,8358,52924.8 Higher than expected due to salary and admin expenses growth 6,8358,52924.8 7,5199,74629.6 Strong PPOP growth 3,1803,63414.3 Higher than expected; due to rising NPL provision coverage to 158%, vs. 142% in 2005 4,3396,11240.9 4,3396,11240.9 1,7812,46138.1 2,5583,65242.8 Lower than expected mainly due to high provision charges 0.650.9342.8 573,523688,26320.0 377,223446,66318.4 Faster than expected; almost achieved GSFY06E targets 7,4458,79518.1 10,57713,19324.7 507,438614,99621.2 15,96918,32614.8 2.782.66 (0.1) 4.234.10 (0.1) 1.97 1.97 (0.00) Lower than expected 142.1150.07.9 0.260.600.35 Lower than expected 0.840.81 (0.03) 2.56 2.60 0.04 Slight NIM pressure mainly due to still low money/debts yields; adjusted NIM is 2.61% after adding the securities trading gains 8.710.41.7 47.646.7 (0.9) In line with expectation as revenue growth offsets expense growth 1.461.540.1 0.500.580.08 17.321.34.0 74.372.6 (1.7) 514,637630,89322.6 14,80517,14815.8 Annual results Source: Company data, Goldman Sachs Research estimates. August 14,2006 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (600000.SS) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 7 August 14,2006 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (600000.SS) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 8 RegAC I, Ning Ma, hereby certify that all of the views expressed in this report accurately reflect my personal views about the subject company or companies and its or their securities. I also certify that no part of my compensation was, is or will be, directly or indirectly, related to the specific recommendations or views expressed in this report. Investment profile The Goldman Sachs Investment Profile provides investment context for a security by comparing key attributes of that security to its peer group and market. The four key attributes depicted are: growth, returns, multiple and volatility. Growth, returns and multiple are indexed based on composites of several methodologies to determine the stocks percentile ranking within the region's coverage universe. 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Rating Price target Price target at removal FTSEXinhua 600 Index; pricing by FactSet Covered by Ning Ma, as of Sep 13,2004 Not covered by current analyst 7.69 6.93 7.47 8.35 10.75 12.70 15.17 11.67 11.61 St oc k Pr ic e In de x Pr ic e New equity ratings, were adopted on June 24, 2006 but are not yet reflected above. The new Buy, Neutral and Sell are equivalent to OP, IL and U. The price targets shown should be considered in the context of all prior published Goldman Sachs research, which may or may not have included price targets, as well as developments relating to the company, its industry and financial markets. August 14,2006 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (600000.SS) Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research 10 months is favorable relative to the coverage group's historical fundamentals and/or valuation. Neutral (N). The investment outlook over the following 12 months is neutral relative to the coverage group's historical fundamentals and/or valuation. Cautious (C). 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