Repurchase of own shares

Repurchase of own shares The Board of Nordea AB (publ) today decided, within the framework of the authorisation given by the Annual General Meeting, that the Company will repurchase a maximum of 30 million of its own shares (equivalent to approximately 1% of total shares in the company). Such acquisitions may be made prior to the next Annual General Meeting. The purchases will be made on the Helsinki Exchanges, the Copenhagen Stock Exchange or the Stockholm Stock Exchange within the registered price interval on the exchanges in question at any given time, whereby the interval is considered to be between the highest bid price and the lowest ask price. The purpose of the acquisition of own shares is to achieve a hedge regarding the Company's incentive programme. The impact of the repurchase on the Company's earnings per share and return on equity will be marginally positive. Total shares issued are presently 2, 982 million. For further information: Arne Liljedahl, CFO, +46 8 614 7996 Sigurd Carlsen, Investor Relations, +46 8 614 7852 or +46 70 204 9878 Erik Evrén, Group Media Relations, +46 8 614 8611 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/25/20010425BIT01030/bit0002.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/25/20010425BIT01030/bit0002.pdf

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