Marshall & Ilsley Corporation Reports Net Income of $1.83 Per Diluted Share for 2007 Fourth Quarter

– Metavante gain and strong fee income growth boosted results.


– Wealth Management total revenue rose 21 percent over the same period last year.


– Economic conditions led to higher non-performing loans and charge-offs.


– Capital strength provides significant cushion in uncertain environment.


MILWAUKEE, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (NYSE:MI) today reported 2007 fourth quarter net income of $493.9 million, or $1.83 per share, as compared to $205.4 million, or $0.79 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2006. The Corporation also reported a 2007 fourth quarter loss from continuing operations of $24.5 million, or $0.09 per share, as compared to income from continuing operations of $161.4 million, or $0.62 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2006. As reported for the fourth quarter of 2007, the $518.4 million difference between net income and income from continuing operations reflects the income of Metavante as a discontinued operation, and the gain and transaction expenses associated with the separation as discussed below. As reported for the fourth quarter of 2006, the $44.0 million difference between net income and income from continuing operations only reflects the income of Metavante as a discontinued operation.


During the fourth quarter of 2007, the Corporation realized several unusual events which impacted M&I’s financial results for the quarter and year ending December 31, 2007.

  — On November 1, 2007, the separation of Metavante Technologies, Inc.
(
NYSE:MV)
from M&I was completed resulting in a gain to M&I of
$526 million. This tax-free gain was reported as a component of
discontinued operations in the fourth quarter of 2007. There were also
after-tax costs of $19 million related to the separation transaction in
the same period. M&I received a contribution of $1.665 billion in cash
in the separation transaction, which improved net interest income and
strengthened M&I’s capital position.

— On November 16, 2007, M&I completed the sale of its three branches in
the Tulsa, Oklahoma market resulting in an after-tax gain of
$17 million. M&I determined that exiting the Tulsa market was a better
allocation of resources as compared to the costs of further expansion
in that market.

— On December 17, 2007, M&I retired $1 billion of Puttable Reset
Securities (“PURS”). Given current market conditions, M&I retired the
PURS in order to lower M&I’s borrowing costs going forward. M&I
incurred a one-time, after-tax charge of $48 million in connection with
the retirement of this debt.

— M&I accrued an after-tax liability of $17 million in connection with
its share of the proposed settlement of the American Express antitrust
litigation against Visa and other Visa litigation matters. While M&I
is not a named defendant in any of these lawsuits, M&I and other Visa
member banks are obligated to share in losses in connection with
certain lawsuits under Visa’s by-laws.

— M&I made a one-time donation to the M&I Foundation, Inc. to support
charitable works in its communities. The Corporation realized an
after-tax charge of $16 million in connection with this contribution.

— After conducting an intensified review of the construction and
development portfolio with a special emphasis on the housing sector,
M&I posted fourth quarter charge-offs of $192 million and a loan loss
provision of $235 million.



Return on average assets for the fourth quarter was 3.30 percent, as compared to 1.47 percent for the same period in 2006. Return on average equity was 27.3 percent this quarter as compared to 13.5 percent for the fourth quarter of 2006.

  2007 Fourth Quarter Key Performance Highlights
— On an acquisition-adjusted basis, average loans and leases increased
7 percent over the fourth quarter of 2006.
— Net interest margin was 3.13 percent, up 6 basis points on a linked
quarter basis.
— Net charge-off ratio was 167 basis points, an increase of 144 basis
points on a linked quarter basis and 153 basis points from the same
period last year.
— Wealth Management total revenue increased 21 percent over the fourth
quarter of 2006.
— Adjusted efficiency ratio was 53.7 percent, up 1.2 percentage points
from the same period last year.
— Tangible equity ratio was 9.1 percent at December 31, 2007 — up
3.3 percentage points from December 31, 2006.

Loan and Core Deposit Growth


On an acquisition-adjusted basis, M&I’s average loans and leases totaled $45.4 billion for the fourth quarter of 2007, reflecting an increase of $3.0 billion or 7 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2006. The Corporation’s average bank-issued deposits totaled $27.8 billion for the fourth quarter of 2007, essentially unchanged versus the fourth quarter of 2006.


Net Interest Income


The Corporation’s net interest income (FTE) rose $20.4 million to $425.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2007 — up 5 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2006. The net interest margin was 3.13 percent, up 6 basis points on a linked quarter basis.


Asset Quality


M&I’s provision for loan and lease losses was $235.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2007, versus $18.3 million in the same period last year. Net charge-offs for the period were $191.6 million, or 1.67 percent of total average loans and leases outstanding this quarter, and $15.0 million a year ago or 0.14 percent of total average loans and leases. At December 31, 2007 and 2006, the allowance for loan and lease losses was 1.07 percent and 1.00 percent, respectively, of total loans and leases. Non-accrual loans and leases were 1.48 percent of total loans and leases at December 31, 2007, compared to 0.63 percent at December 31, 2006.


Wealth Management Revenue


M&I’s Wealth Management business produced solid results during the fourth quarter of 2007. Wealth Management total revenue was $70.1 million for the current quarter, an increase of $12.2 million or 21 percent over the fourth quarter of 2006. Assets Under Management finished the year at $25.7 billion and Assets Under Administration ended at $105.7 billion.


Non-Interest Expense


The Corporation’s non-interest expense was $446.1 million for the current quarter. When adjusted for the charitable contribution, debt termination expense, VISA accruals, and branch sales, the efficiency ratio was 53.7 percent, up 1.2 percentage points from the same period last year.


Year-to-Date Results


The Corporation reported net income of $1,150.9 million, or $4.34 per share, as compared to $807.8 million, or $3.17 per share, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2007 and 2006, respectively. Income from continuing operations for the twelve months ended December 31, 2007 amounted to $496.9 million, or $1.87 per share, as compared to $647.7 million, or $2.54 per share, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2007, the $654.0 million difference between net income and income from continuing operations reflects the income of Metavante as a discontinued operation, and the gain and transaction expenses associated with the separation as previously discussed. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2006, the $160.1 million difference between net income and income from continuing operations only reflects the income of Metavante as a discontinued operation.


Balance Sheet and Capital Management


M&I’s consolidated assets and common shareholders’ equity were $59.8 billion and $7.0 billion, respectively, at December 31, 2007, compared to $56.2 billion and $6.2 billion, respectively, at December 31, 2006. There were 263.5 million common shares outstanding at December 31, 2007, compared to 255.5 million outstanding at December 31, 2006. The Corporation has a Stock Repurchase Program authorization under which up to 12 million shares of the Corporation’s common stock can be repurchased annually. In the fourth quarter of 2007, the Corporation repurchased 4.5 million shares. M&I’s tangible equity ratio was 9.1 percent at December 31, 2007 — up 3.3 percentage points from December 31, 2006.


Conference Call


Marshall & Ilsley Corporation will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time Tuesday, January 15, regarding fourth quarter earnings. For those interested in listening, please call 1-888-711-1825 and ask for M&I’s quarterly earnings release conference call. If you are unable to join us at this time, a replay of the call will be available beginning at 2:30 p.m. on January 15 and will run through 5:00 p.m. January 22, by calling 1-800-642-1687 and entering pass code 293 12 571 to listen.


Supplemental financial information referenced in the conference call can be found at http://www.micorp.com/, Investor Relations, after 8:00 a.m. on January 15.


About Marshall & Ilsley Corporation


Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (NYSE:MI) is a diversified financial services corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with $59.8 billion in assets. Founded in 1847, M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank is the largest Wisconsin-based bank, with 193 offices throughout the state. In addition, M&I has 49 locations throughout Arizona; 32 offices in central Indiana; 31 offices along Florida’s west coast and in central Florida; 14 offices in Kansas City and nearby communities; 22 offices in metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul, and one in Duluth, Minn.; and one office in Las Vegas, Nev. M&I’s Southwest Bank subsidiary has 17 offices in the greater St. Louis area. M&I also provides trust and investment management, equipment leasing, mortgage banking, asset-based lending, financial planning, investments, and insurance services from offices throughout the country and on the Internet (http://www.mibank.com/ or http://www.micorp.com/). M&I’s customer-based approach, internal growth, and strategic acquisitions have made M&I a nationally recognized leader in the financial services industry.


Forward-Looking Statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding expected financial and operating activities and results that are predicated by words such as “may,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “estimates” or “believes.” Such statements are subject to important factors that could cause M&I’s actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These factors include (i) M&I’s exposure to the volatile commercial and residential real estate markets, which could result in increased charge-offs and increases in M&I’s allowance for loan and lease losses to compensate for potential losses in its real estate loan portfolio, (ii) adverse changes in the financial performance and/or condition of M&I’s borrowers, which could impact repayment of such borrowers’ outstanding loans, (iii) M&I’s obligation under Visa’s by-laws to share in potential losses in connection with certain antitrust and other pending litigation against Visa, and (iv) those referenced in Item 1A. Risk Factors in M&I’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006 and in M&I’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, which factors are incorporated herein by reference, and as may be described from time to time in M&I’s subsequent SEC filings. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect only M&I’s belief as of the date of this press release. Except as required by federal securities law, M&I undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements or reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report.

  Marshall & Ilsley Corporation
Financial Information
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, Percent December 31, Percent
2007 2006 Change 2007 2006 Change
PER SHARE DATA

Diluted:
Income (Loss)
from Continuing
Operations ($0.09) $0.62 -114.5% $1.87 $2.54 -26.4%
Net Income 1.83 0.79 131.6 4.34 3.17 36.9

Basic:
Income (Loss)
from Continuing
Operations (0.09) 0.63 -114.3 1.91 2.60 -26.5
Net Income 1.86 0.81 129.6 4.42 3.24 36.4

Dividend Declared 0.31 0.27 14.8 1.20 1.05 14.3
Book Value 26.86 24.24 10.8 26.86 24.24 10.8
Shares Outstanding
(millions):
Average –
Diluted 269.4 260.5 3.4 265.5 254.6 4.3
End of Period 263.5 255.5 3.1 263.5 255.5 3.1

INCOME STATEMENT ($millions)

Net Interest
Income (FTE) $425.9 $405.5 5.1% $1,644.4 $1,537.6 6.9%
Provision for Loan
and Lease Losses 235.1 18.3 1187.8 319.8 50.6 532.5

Wealth Management 70.1 57.9 21.0 262.8 221.6 18.6
Service Charge
on Deposits 32.0 28.0 14.0 120.6 106.7 13.0
Mortgage Banking 5.4 12.1 -55.1 34.1 52.4 -35.0
Net Investment
Securities Gains 4.9 3.1 57.7 34.8 9.7 258.9
Derivative Loss –
Discontinued Hedges – (20.2) n.m. – (18.4) n.m.
All Other 91.3 58.2 57.0 276.8 209.7 31.9
Total Non-Interest
Revenues 203.7 139.1 46.4 729.1 581.7 25.3

Salaries and
Employee
Benefits 174.0 157.9 10.2 659.9 613.4 7.6
Occupancy and
Equipment 28.8 26.9 7.1 112.0 104.0 7.7
Intangible
Amortization 5.4 5.3 2.2 20.6 18.6 10.2
Other 237.9 96.2 147.4 522.4 347.5 50.4
Total Non-Interest
Expenses 446.1 286.3 55.8 1,314.9 1,083.5 21.4

Tax Equivalent
Adjustment 7.1 7.1 0.1 28.2 30.1 -6.1
Pre-Tax
Income (Loss) (58.7) 232.9 -125.2 710.6 955.1 -25.6
Provision (Benefit)
for Income Taxes (34.2) 71.5 -147.9 213.7 307.4 -30.5

Income (Loss) from
Continuing
Operations (24.5) 161.4 -115.1 496.9 647.7 -23.3
Discontinued
Operations, net of
tax:
Transactions
Costs (18.6) – (25.3) –
Gain on Sale of
Metavante 525.6 – 525.6 –
Metavante
Earnings 11.4 44.0 153.7 160.1
Discontinued
Operations,
net of tax 518.4 44.0 654.0 160.1
Net Income $493.9 $205.4 140.5% $1,150.9 $807.8 42.5%

KEY RATIOS

Net Interest
Margin (FTE)
/ Avg. Earning
Assets 3.13% 3.21% 3.14% 3.24%
Interest Spread
(FTE) 2.42 2.55 2.47 2.60

Based on Income
from Continuing
Operations
Efficiency
Ratio 71.2% 52.5% 56.0% 51.3%
Return on
Assets (0.16) 1.18 0.87 1.26
Return on
Equity (1.35) 10.58 7.44 11.56

Based on Net Income
Return on
Assets 3.30% 1.47% 1.98% 1.53%
Return on
Equity 27.34 13.47 17.23 14.42

Equity / Assets
(End of Period) 11.75% 10.94% 11.75% 10.94%

Marshall & Ilsley Corporation
Financial Information
(unaudited)
As of December 31, Percent
2007 2006 Change
ASSETS ($millions)
Cash & Due From Banks $1,369 $1,202 13.9%
Trading Securities 125 36 243.8
Short – Term Investments 462 253 82.6
Investment Securities 7,818 7,405 5.6
Due from Metavante – 982 n.m.
Loans and Leases:
Commercial Loans & Leases 14,327 12,587 13.8
Commercial Real Estate 16,054 14,351 11.9
Residential Real Estate 9,745 9,032 7.9
Home Equity Loans & Lines 4,413 4,342 1.6
Personal Loans and Leases 1,757 1,623 8.3
Total Loans and Leases 46,296 41,935 10.4
Reserve for Loan & Lease Losses (496) (421) 18.0
Premises and Equipment, net 470 436 7.7
Goodwill and Intangibles 1,808 1,573 14.9
Other Assets 1,997 1,511 -19.9
Total Assets of Continuing
Operations 59,849 54,912 9.0
Assets of Discontinued
Operations – 1,318 n.m.
Total Assets $59,849 $56,230 6.4%

LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS’
EQUITY ($millions)
Deposits:
Noninterest Bearing $6,174 $6,144 0.5%
Bank Issued Interest
Bearing Activity 14,137 13,276 6.5
Bank Issued Time 8,277 8,268 0.1
Total Bank Issued Deposits 28,588 27,688 3.3
Wholesale Deposits 6,603 6,939 -4.8
Total Deposits 35,191 34,627 1.6
Short – Term Borrowings 8,476 6,425 31.9
Long – Term Borrowings 8,208 8,026 2.3
Other Liabilities 941 945 -0.5
Liabilities of Discontinued
Operations – 56 n.m.
Shareholders’ Equity 7,033 6,151 14.3
Total Liabilities
& Shareholders’ Equity $59,849 $56,230 6.4%

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, Percent December 31, Percent
2007 2006 Change 2007 2006 Change

AVERAGE ASSETS
($millions)
Cash & Due
From Banks $1,000 $999 0.1% $1,005 $974 3.2%
Trading Securities 78 44 76.0 57 46 24.2
Short – Term
Investments 468 220 112.8 352 297 18.3
Investment
Securities 7,672 7,297 5.1 7,496 6,968 7.6
Due from Metavante 331 982 -66.3 818 982 -16.7
Loans and Leases:
Commercial Loans
& Leases 13,792 12,338 11.8 13,187 11,691 12.8
Commercial Real
Estate 15,861 14,278 11.1 15,122 13,139 15.1
Residential Real
Estate 9,730 8,844 10.0 9,466 8,130 16.4
Home Equity Loans
and Lines 4,344 4,387 -1.0 4,277 4,540 -5.8
Personal Loans
and Leases 1,715 1,587 8.1 1,598 1,624 -1.6
Total Loans and
Leases 45,442 41,434 9.7 43,650 39,124 11.6
Reserve for Loan
& Leases Losses (492) (420) 17.1 (448) (406) 10.3
Premises and
Equipment, net 471 435 8.1 459 415 10.5
Goodwill and
Intangibles 1,819 1,576 15.5 1,739 1,410 23.3
Other Assets 2,048 1,576 -7.0 1,816 1,518 5.4
Total Assets of
Continuing
Operations 58,837 54,143 8.7 56,944 51,328 10.9
Assets of
Discontinued
Operations 520 1,359 -61.7 1,266 1,323 -4.3
Total Assets $59,357 $55,502 6.9% $58,210 $52,651 10.6%

Memo:
Average Earning
Assets $53,991 $49,977 $52,373 $47,417
Average Earning
Assets Excluding
Investment Securities
Unrealized Gains/
Losses $54,009 $50,034 $52,422 $47,503

AVG LIABILITIES &
SHAREHOLDERS’
EQUITY ($millions)
Deposits:
Noninterest
Bearing $5,563 $5,554 0.2% $5,470 $5,361 2.0%
Bank Issued
Interest Bearing
Activity 13,879 12,908 7.5 13,490 11,928 13.1
Bank Issued Time 8,346 8,298 0.6 8,555 7,592 12.7
Total Bank Issued
Deposits 27,788 26,760 3.8 27,515 24,881 10.6
Wholesale Deposits 6,854 6,984 -1.9 6,554 7,255 -9.7
Total Deposits 34,642 33,744 2.7 34,069 32,136 6.0
Short – Term
Borrowings 5,725 4,091 39.9 4,694 3,638 29.0
Long – Term
Borrowings 10,674 10,451 2.1 11,534 10,071 14.5
Other Liabilities 1,104 1,018 8.5 1,073 1,032 3.9
Liabilities of
Discontinued
Operations 44 148 -70.3 160 173 -7.4
Shareholders’
Equity 7,168 6,050 18.5 6,680 5,601 19.3
Total Liabilities
& Shareholders’
Equity $59,357 $55,502 6.9% $58,210 $52,651 10.6%

Memo:
Average Interest
Bearing
Liabilities $45,478 $42,732 $44,827 $40,484

Marshall & Ilsley Corporation
Financial Information
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
December 31, Percent December 31, Percent
2007 2006 Change 2007 2006 Change

CREDIT QUALITY
Net Charge-Offs
($millions) $191.6 $15.0 1175.6% $255.9 $39.0 556.7%
Net Charge-Offs /
Average Loans &
Leases 1.67% 0.14% 0.59% 0.10%
Loan and Lease
Loss Reserve
($millions) $496.2 $420.6 18.0% $496.2 $420.6 18.0%
Loan and Lease
Loss Reserve /
Period-End
Loans & Leases 1.07% 1.00% 1.07% 1.00%
Nonaccrual Loans
& Leases
($millions) $686.9 $264.9 159.3% $686.9 $264.9 159.3%
Nonaccrual Loans
& Leases /
Period-End Loans
& Leases 1.48% 0.63% 1.48% 0.63%
Loan and Lease Loss
Reserve / Nonaccrual
Loans & Leases 72% 159% 72% 159%
Non-Performing Loans
& Leases (NPL)
($millions) (a) $925.2 $268.0 245.2% $925.2 $268.0 245.2%
NPL’s / Period-End
Loans & Leases (a) 2.00% 0.64% 2.00% 0.64%
Loan and Lease Loss
Reserve /
Non-Performing
Loans & Leases (a) 54% 157% 54% 157%

MARGIN ANALYSIS (b)

Loans and Leases:
Commercial Loans
& Leases 7.30% 7.58% 7.52% 7.38%
Commercial Real
Estate 7.27 7.60 7.49 7.41
Residential Real
Estate 6.90 7.19 7.16 7.05
Home Equity Loans
and Lines 7.33 7.47 7.48 7.28
Personal Loans
and Leases 7.54 7.59 7.73 7.24
Total Loans and
Leases 7.22 7.49 7.43 7.30
Due from
Metavante 4.31 4.36 4.40 4.40
Investment
Securities 5.13 5.24 5.27 5.21
Short – Term
Investments 4.46 4.58 4.67 4.47
Interest Income
(FTE) / Avg.
Interest Earning
Assets 6.87% 7.08% 7.05% 6.91%
Interest Bearing
Deposits:
Bank Issued Interest
Bearing Activity 3.34% 3.60% 3.55% 3.35%
Bank Issued Time 4.88 4.72 4.91 4.40
Total Bank Issued
Deposits 3.92 4.04 4.08 3.76
Wholesale Deposits 4.91 5.07 5.06 4.82
Total Interest
Bearing Deposits 4.15 4.29 4.31 4.05
Short – Term
Borrowings 4.66 5.30 5.04 5.13
Long – Term
Borrowings 5.14 4.86 5.07 4.73
Interest Expense / Avg.
Interest Bearing
Liabilities 4.45% 4.53% 4.58% 4.31%
Net Interest Margin
(FTE) / Avg. Earning
Assets 3.13% 3.21% 3.14% 3.24%
Interest Spread
(FTE) 2.42% 2.55% 2.47% 2.60%

Notes:
(a) Includes Loans past due 90 days or more.
(b) Based on average balances excluding fair value adjustments for
available for sale securities.


First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: [email protected]


Source: Marshall & Ilsley Corporation