Swedbank acquiring an additional 2.5 per cent of FI-Holding

Swedbank acquiring an additional 2.5 per cent of FI-Holding Swedbank will acquire an additional 2.5 per cent of the shares in FI- Holding, thereby increasing its holding of the shares of that Danish credit institution from 64,7 per cent to 67,2 per cent. The acquisition will be effected through the utilisation by PARNIB Deelnemingen B. V., of an option to sell 25 per cent of its holding to Swedbank. By contract, Swedbank will pay over DKK 176 million for 24 975 shares. Finansinstitutet for Industri og Håndværk (FIH), a wholly owned FI- Holding subsidiary, is a leading figure in the Danish corporate market, with 6,000 medium and larger companies as customers - among them 116 of the country's 200 foremost industrial corporations. For further information, please contact: Annika Wijkström, Swedbank Executive Vice President and Head of Alliances Division, phone: +46 8 585 913 97 Staffan Salén, Swedbank Executive Vice President and Head of Information and Investor Relations, phone: +46 8 585 927 79 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/12/19/20011219BIT00410/bit0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/12/19/20011219BIT00410/bit0001.pdf

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