REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of November 2007
Commission File Number 001-15244
CREDIT SUISSE GROUP
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
Paradeplatz 8, P.O. Box 1, CH-8070 Zurich, Switzerland (Address of principal executive office)
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This report on Form 6-K contains information on Credit Suisse Group and consists of the Financial Review 3Q07, which is attached as an exhibit to this Form 6-K and all of which, except the sections entitled “Dear shareholders, clients and colleagues” and “Investor Information”, is incorporated herein by reference, and the Financial Statements 3Q07, which are attached as an exhibit to this Form 6-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Unless the context otherwise requires, references herein to “Credit Suisse,” “the Group,” “we,” “us” and “our” mean Credit Suisse Group and its consolidated subsidiaries and the term “the Bank” means Credit Suisse, the Swiss bank subsidiary of the Group, and its consolidated subsidiaries.
This report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement on Form F-3 (file no. 333-132936).
References herein to “CHF” are to Swiss francs.
This Form 6-K and the information incorporated by reference in this Form 6-K include statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. In addition, in the future Credit Suisse Group and others on their behalf may make statements that constitute forward-looking statements.
When evaluating forward-looking statements, you should carefully consider the cautionary statement regarding forward-looking information, the risk factors and other information set forth in Credit Suisse Group’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2006 (the Group’s 2006 20-F), and subsequent annual reports on Form 20-F filed by Credit Suisse Group with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Credit Suisse Group’s reports on Form 6-K furnished to or filed with the SEC, and other uncertainties and events.
The Group is involved in a number of judicial, regulatory and arbitration proceedings concerning matters arising in connection with the conduct of its businesses. Some of these actions have been brought on behalf of various classes of claimants and seek damages of material and/or indeterminate amounts. The Group believes, based on currently available information and advice of counsel, that the results of such proceedings, in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on its financial condition but might be material to operating results for any particular period, depending, in part, upon the operating results for such period.
Information on the Group’s legal proceedings is set forth in “Note 23 – Litigation” in the Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements in the Credit Suisse Financial Statements 3Q07.
South Africa litigation
With respect to the appeal taken against the decision of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) dismissing the actions in the South Africa litigation matters disclosed in Item 8 of our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2006, in October 2007, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the decision of the SDNY as to certain claims and remanded the case to the SDNY for further proceedings.