Handelsbanken repurchases shares
At the 2006 annual general meeting, the board was given a mandate to repurchase shares. The mandate was used during the second and third quarters of 2006, and today Handelsbanken again started repurchasing shares on the Stockholm stock exchange. The repurchases will be reported via the Stockholm stock exchange in accordance with the applicable rules. Handelsbanken's website ( www.handelsbanken.se/ireng ) will also be updated daily.
For further information, please contact:
Nicklas Grip, Head of Capital Management, tel: +46 8-701 3256
mobile: +46 70-648 3256
Bengt Ragnå, Head of Investor Relations, tel:+46 8 701 1216
mobile: +46 70-567 1216