Handelsbanken to close its branch in Poland

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Handelsbanken is discontinuing its business operations in Poland and is set to close its Warsaw branch. The primary purpose of the operations was to assist the Bank’s home market customers with their business in Poland.

Despite the implementation of efficiency-enhancing measures, the operations have not shown satisfactory profits. Profitability is low, while costs are too high. This, combined with changes in many customers’ behaviour and an increase in the investments needed, has resulted in the Bank deciding to discontinue its operations in Poland during 2020.

For further information, please contact:

Richard Johnson, Head of Handelsbanken International, +46 8–22 92 20
Maria Nordin Wessman, Acting Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, +46 8–701 16 73
Johan Wallqvist, Head of Global Media Relations, +46 8– 701 80 47, +46–722 06 34 50 

This information is of the type that Handelsbanken is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation, the Swedish Securities Markets Act and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 6:47 CET on 17 July 2019. 
For more information about Handelsbanken, see: www.handelsbanken.com 


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