Svenska Handelsbanken's holding of own shares

As at 5 July 2004, Handelsbanken had cancelled 400 class A shares and 21 359 125 class B shares. As a result, Handelsbanken now owns 23 745 953 class B shares. This represents 3.42 percent of the number of shares and 0.36 percent of the votes. The total number of shares in Handelsbanken is 693 387 415.
As part of the share cancellation, there has been a bonus issue with the transfer of profits brought forward to share capital. The nominal value of the Handelsbanken share has been raised from SEK 4.00 to 4.15.
For more information please contact:
Nicklas Grip, head of Regulations, phone: +46 8 701 3256, or
Johan Bark, Equities, Handelsbanken Capital Markets, phone: +46 8 701 3114

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