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E*TRADE Financial Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

“While this quarter’s results were marked by some unique items, we made good progress on our deleveraging and cost reduction initiatives, and continued to improve our risk profile,” said E*TRADE’s Chairman and Interim CEO, Frank Petrilli. “We delivered on our strategic initiatives during the third quarter and executed well in our brokerage business, while continuing to manage down the loan portfolio. We have identified or completed over $4 billion of balance sheet reductions, which are critical to achieving our goal of distributing capital from the Bank to the Parent. Importantly, our core brokerage franchise continues to grow assets and accounts at healthy rates, despite lackluster investor engagement across the industry. During the first three quarters of the year, we have surpassed the full year 2011 in terms of net new accounts, aided by record account retention. We are making headway in the retirement and investing customer segment, ending the quarter with over $1 billion in managed accounts, less than three years after introducing the products. In addition, our management team is delivering against cost reduction initiatives, with a new target of $100 million in run-rate reductions to be completed by the end of 2013.”

E*TRADE reported DARTs of 129,000 during the quarter, a decrease of seven percent from the prior quarter and a decrease of 22 percent versus the same quarter a year ago.

At quarter end, the Company reported 4.4 million customer accounts, which included 2.9 million brokerage accounts. Net new brokerage accounts were 18,000 during the quarter compared with 46,000 in the prior quarter and 13,000 in the third quarter of 2011.

The Company ended the quarter with $204 billion in total customer assets, compared with $193 billion at the end of the second quarter and $160 billion from the year-ago period.

During the quarter, customers added $1.9 billion in net new brokerage assets. Brokerage related cash increased by $3.4 billion to $32.6 billion during the period, as customers were net sellers of approximately $2.2 billion of securities. Margin receivables averaged $5.6 billion in the quarter, flat sequentially and up four percent year over year.

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