Annual general meeting of Handelsbanken’s shareholders, 27 March 2019

Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ) invites its shareholders to attend the annual general meeting at 10 a.m. CET on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 at the Grand Hôtel’s Winter Garden, Royal Entrance, Stallgatan 4, Stockholm.

The agenda includes the Board’s proposal for a dividend of SEK 5.50 per share.

The nomination committee proposes re-election of the following members of the Board: Mr Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Mr Hans Biörck, Mr Pär Boman, Ms Kerstin Hessius, Mr Jan-Erik Höög, Mr Ole Johansson, Ms Lise Kaae, Mr Fredrik Lundberg, Ms Bente Rathe and Ms Charlotte Skog. The nomination committee proposes that the meeting elect Ms Carina Åkerström as a new Board member. The nomination committee also proposes that Pär Boman be re-elected as Chairman of the Board.

Handelsbanken’s Group Chief Executive-elect, Carina Åkerström, started as an employee of the Kalmar branch in 1986 and has since held a number of positions at the Bank. In 2008, she was appointed Executive Vice President and since 2016 has had the role of Deputy Group Chief Executive of the Bank where her responsibilities have included the Bank’s Large Corporate customers and the Bank’s overall business operations in the Stockholm region.

The nomination committee proposes re-election of Ernst & Young AB and PricewaterhouseCoopers AB as auditors.

Further information can be found in the attached notice to attend the AGM, the Swedish version of which will be published on 22 February 2019 in Post- och Inrikes Tidningar (the official Swedish Gazette), and which will be available on Handelsbanken’s website at

For further information, please contact:

Pär Boman, Chairman of the Board
Tel: +46 (0)8–22 92 20, e-mail:

Klas Tollstadius, Company Secretary
Tel: +46 (0)8–701 29 01, e-mail:

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