SEB has repurchased own shares

SEB has repurchased own shares SEB has today repurchased 6 200 000 A-shares at a price of SEK 79.50 in order to provide a hedge of the employee stock option programme 2003. The bank's current holding of SEB A-shares amounts to 13 200 000 after this purchase , since the bank in 2002 repurchased 7 000 000 A-shares to hedge the employee stock option programme for 2002. The total amount of shares in SEB amount to 704 557 680, whereof 673 784 123 are A-shares and 30 773 557 are C-shares. The SEB Group is a North European financial banking Group that is focused on large companies, institutions and private individuals, with 672 branch offices around Sweden, Germany and the Baltic States. SEB has more than 4 million customers, of whom 1,3 million are e-banking customers. On 31 December 2002, the Group´s total assets amounted to SEK 1,241 billion while its assets under management totalled SEK 742 billion. The Group is represented in some 20 countries around the world and has a staff of about 20,000. Read more about SEB at www.seb.net. For further information, please contact: Gunilla Wikman, Head of Group Communications +46 8 763 8125, +46 70 763 8125 Per Anders Fasth, Head of Group Investor Relations, +46 8 763 95 66 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/05/08/20030508BIT01000/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/05/08/20030508BIT01000/wkr0002.pdf