The biggest bank in Denmark is seeking government support after a slump in profits for 2008.
Danske Bank said net profit fell 93% to 1 billion crowns ($US174.9 million) in the past year.
It will apply for 26 billion crowns in subordinated loan capital from a government banking support package.
Chief executive Peter Straarup said the bank had made provisions for potential losses of a magnitude it had not anticipated.
Danske also wrote off outstanding goodwill on National Irish Bank in full, taking a charge of 2.9 billion crowns.
Danske bought National Irish in 2005 together with Northern Bank in Northern Ireland for about $US1.9 billion.