An attributable loss of £446 million for the first quarter of 2015 included restructuring costs of £453 million and £856 million of litigation and conduct charges. A net charge of £122 million was recorded in relation to the reclassification of the International Private Banking business to disposal groups, together with a net loss within discontinued operations of £320 million reflecting the fall in the market price of Citizens shares during the quarter.
Operating profit(1) totalled £325 million, compared with profit of £1,283 million in Q1 2014 and a loss of £375 million in Q4 2014. Adjusted operating profit(2) was £1,634 million, up 16% from Q1 2014. These results continued to benefit from generally benign credit conditions, with a £91 million net release of impairment provisions, and from continuing reductions in operating costs.
Our UK franchises have seen volume growth, with increased operating profits in both Personal & Business Banking (PBB) and Commercial & Private Banking (CPB), compared with Q4 2014 supported by benign credit conditions. Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) has made a good start on reshaping its business following its strategy announcement in February 2015, beginning the wind-down of legacy activities and cementing management structures for the continuing business.
Tangible net asset value per ordinary and equivalent B share was 384p at 31 March 2015, compared with 387p at 31 December 2014.