Announcement by the Handelsbanken Board

Industrivärden and its main owners have today announced that they will propose to the nomination committees of Industrivärden and its portfolio companies certain changes ahead of the annual general meetings this year.

Among other things, the main owners will advocate the following changes:

- that the Chairman of the Handelsbanken Board, Anders Nyrén, be proposed as the new Chairman of Industrivärden.

- that as a result of this, Anders Nyrén should step down from his position as Chairman of the Handelsbanken Board.

- that Pär Boman, currently President and Group Chief Executive of Handelsbanken, be proposed as the new Chairman of the Bank’s Board. Fredrik Lundberg would remain as Vice Chairman and Anders Nyrén would remain a Board member.

Provided that Handelsbanken’s nomination committee proposes these changes at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting, and that the 2015 AGM resolves in accordance with this, Pär Boman will be appointed as the Chairman of the Board.

An announcement regarding the new Group Chief Executive of Handelsbanken will be made by the Bank’s Board prior to the AGM.

To read the full press release from Industrivärden, click here:
http://www.industrivarden.se/en-GB/Press/press-releases/

  
For further information, please contact:

Anders Nyrén, Chairman of the Board, +46 8 666 6400

   
This information is of the type which Handelsbanken is obliged to make public according to the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on 22 January 2015. For more information about Handelsbanken, see:
www.handelsbanken.com

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