CLARIFICATION, Court found for Nordea in tax case in Norway

CLARIFICATION; Court found for Nordea in tax case in Norway The English, Finnish and Norwegian version of the press release from Nordea plc states that the future tax savings of up to approximately NOK 750 million "...will be reported as income in the financial statement for the second quarter 2001.". This is correct with respect to the financial statement for Christiania Bank. In the Nordea Group consolidated accounts the court ruling will be accounted for by adjusting the Group's goodwill related to Christiania Bank. For further information: Arne Liljedahl, Chief Financial Official, +46 8 614 79 96 Sigurd Carlsen, Investor Relations, +46 8 614 78 52 Erik Evrén, Group Media Relations, +46 8 614 86 11 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/28/20010628BIT00320/bit0002.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/28/20010628BIT00320/bit0002.pdf

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