Frank Vang-Jensen, new President and Group Chief Executive of Handelsbanken

Frank Vang-Jensen has been appointed as the new President and Group Chief Executive of Handelsbanken. He will take up his new position on 25 March 2015.

Frank Vang-Jensen’s background includes positions as Manager of Handelsbanken’s Copenhagen City branch, Chief Executive of Stadshypotek and Head of Handelsbanken in Denmark. His current position is as Head of Handelsbanken in Sweden.

Pär Boman, currently President and Group Chief Executive, is proposed as the new Chairman of the Bank’s Board.

The major shareholders of Handelsbanken have proposed to the nomination committee of Handelsbanken that Pär Boman be nominated as the new Chairman of the Board of the Bank. Provided that Handelsbanken’s nomination committee propose this at the forthcoming AGM, and that the shareholders at the AGM resolve in accordance with it, Pär Boman will be appointed as Chairman of the Board.

These changes are therefore effective in conjunction with Handelsbanken’s annual general meeting (AGM) on 25 March 2015.

In conjunction with today’s presentation of Handelsbanken’s 2014 financial report, the media will have the opportunity of meeting Frank Vang-Jensen. (For information about the press conference, see the appendix)

For further information, please contact:

Anders Nyrén, Chairman of the Board, +46 8 22 92 20
Pär Boman, President and Group Chief Executive, +46 8 22 92 20
Johan Lagerström, Global Head of Corporate Communications, +46 8 701 13 95, +46 70 265 80 14

Johan Wallqvist, Press Officer, +46 8 701 80 47, +46 72 206 34 50

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 4 February 2015 at 07.01 a.m. CET. For more information about Handelsbanken, see:


Invitation to press conference with Frank Vang-Jensen and Pär Boman

Location: Handelsbanken, Kungsträdgårdsgatan 2, Stockholm.

Time: 4 February 2015, 9.00-11.55 a.m. (CET)

Times (CET):

9.00 a.m. Pär Boman presents Handelsbanken’s 2014 financial report in the Board Room, Handelsbanken, Kungsträdgårdsgatan 2 in Stockholm. (

9.20 a.m. (approx.) The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with analysts and media about the report.

9.30 a.m. (approx.) When the Q&A session is over, Frank Vang-Jensen will join Pär Boman to answer questions by the media.

11.55 a.m. The press conference ends.

Since we expect greater interest from the media than for presentations of other financial reports, individual interviews will unfortunately not be possible.

International journalists: Journalists from outside Sweden who are unable to attend the press conference but who wish to interview Frank Vang-Jensen, please contact the press office before 8.55 a.m. (CET), by phone: +46 72 206 34 50.

Photos: Photos of Frank Vang-Jensen can be downloaded at
Before these links are available, it is also possible to phone the press office before the press conference (+46 72-206 34 50). They will be able to provide photos.

Other: Brief background material and Frank Vang-Jensen’s CV are available at

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