First EUR denominated public Eurobond lead-managed by Handelsbanken Markets

First EUR denominated public Eurobond lead-managed by Handelsbanken Markets. Handelsbanken Markets has launched a EUR 230 million Dated Subordinated FRN (10 year non call 5) for Svenska Handelsbanken. The issue is lead managed by Handelsbanken Markets (sole-bookrunner). Principal terms are as follows: Issuer: Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ) Nominal Amount: EUR 230 million Status of the dated subordinated (Lower Tier II) Notes: Rating: the issue will be rated Aa3/A/A+ (Moody's/S&P/FitchIBCA) Final Maturity: 20 Sept. 2010 Call: the Issuer has the right to call the issue at par Sept. 2005 Coupon: 3-month EURIBOR + 45bp year 1-5, 3-month EURIBOR + 195bp thereafter if not called Issue/Re-offer 99.78 per cent. Price: Yield at Re- 3-month EURIBOR + 50bp (year 1-5) offer: Listing: London Payment Date: 20 Sept. 2000 Other: The issue is launched under Svenska Handelsbanken's Euro Medium Term Note Programme. This is the first EUR denominated public Eurobond issue to be lead-managed by Handelsbanken Markets. The issue is targeting investor interest mainly in Germany and the UK. Nordic investors represent 12% of the order-book. The issue is oversubscribed. The issue has received an excellent market reception. Handelsbanken Markets will make secondary market in the issue. For further information please contact: Pia Back, Handelsbanken Markets Phone no: + 46 8 463 4567 Email: piba03@handelsbanken.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/14/20000914BIT00360/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/14/20000914BIT00360/bit0002.pdf

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