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    Swedbank delivered another strong quarter in uncertain times
    Jens Henriksson, President and CEO
    It is important that investors dare to be an active part of sustainable change and support companies and industries in this transition. The ambition is that Transition Energy's composition and global focus will provide a good balance between risk and potential, with portfolio companies that help contribute in driving the energy system in a more sustainable direction.
    Robert Slorach, portfolio manager Transition Energy, Swedbank Robur
    According to our experience, the overall growing awareness of the climate issue, has led to an increased customer demand for sustainable saving alternatives that puts the climate in focus. This development is completely in line with Swedbank Robur's own climate strategy, and we are very pleased to be able to offer our customers funds that are in line with the Paris Agreement for all central markets.
    Linnea Zanetti, portfolio manager, Swedbank Robur
    Swedbank already offers several kinds of green lending offerings to customers who choose more climate-friendly alternatives. Through this cooperation we also hope to contribute to scaling our joint efforts towards more climate friendly housing.
    Fredrik Nilzén, Head of Group Sustainability at Swedbank.
    Transparency and the possibility to compare climate footprints of different kinds of funds are a central part of our work with sustainability. We want to make it easier for our customers, and at the same time hope that we can inspire other investors by taking a clear stance in issues that are important for our customers, investments and the society.
    Liza Jonson, CEO Swedbank Robur
    Swedbank posted a strong result in very uncertain times.
    Jens Henriksson, President and CEO, Swedbank
    We are happy to act as structuring advisor for K2A in this matter, a role that is fully aligned with our ambition to support companies committed to reducing its carbon footprint. We believe K2A has all the prerequisites for being relevant to equity investors with a focus on the environment and reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
    Per-Åke Nyberg, Head of Investment Banking at Swedbank
    Our main job as a bank is to do what we can to help our customers get through this difficult situation.
    Jens Henriksson, President and CEO Swedbank
    We see that we, together with other players, have an important role in helping our customers with knowledge and financial support. We have been doing this for 200 years and we will continue to do so.
    Mikael Björknert, Head of Swedish Banking, Swedbank
    As the Financial Supervisory Authorities of Sweden and Estonia now have concluded their investigations, the time is right for a restart of Group Legal. Eva de Falck has contributed greatly as Chief Legal Officer. I would like to thank Eva for her efforts and hard work.
    Jens Henriksson, President and CEO, Swedbank
    This hackathon movement was born in three of our four home markets, so it is very natural for us to support it, and we encourage both our employees, customers and peers to register and join the event. By funding the organization of the Economy track, we not only dive into topics that will help our customers and industry through these unprecedented times, but the results will also support the local communities and the society as a whole.
    Lotta Lovén, Head of Digital Banking & IT, Swedbank
    I am very pleased to welcome Mattias Persson to Swedbank. He has substantial experience of areas that are essential for our analysis work and our clients – areas such as the financial markets, financial stability and sustainability. Mattias is also known for his ability to communicate complex issues to a broad audience, and he will lead our team in an outstanding way.
    Ola Laurin, Head of Large Corporates & Institutions, Swedbank
    I am very much looking forward to leading one of the most competent macroeconomic teams in the Nordic-Baltic region – and to developing Swedbank’s analysis and above all supporting the bank’s clients during a very challenging time.
    Mattias Persson, incoming Chief Economist and Global Head of Macro Research
    Clifford Chance’s report confirms the bank’s failure. In its anti-money laundering work, the bank has not measured up to the requirements that customers, owners and society are entitled to set. We now have the facts and are working hard to solve the problems.”
    Göran Persson, Chairman of the Board, Swedbank
    In light of the great uncertainty created by the spread of the Coronavirus and its impact, the Board has decided that the appropriate thing to do in these circumstances is to postpone the AGM to a later date. We will now focus on assisting our customers in very challenging times, and together overcome these difficulties in the best possible way.
    Göran Persson, Chairman of the Board, Swedbank
    I want to simplify and clarify, which will strengthen the management team and at the same time provide more decision-making power throughout the bank.
    Jens Henriksson, Swedbank's President and CEO
    I look forward to work with Erik Ljungberg. He will give important contributions with his broad competencies from communications, marketing and sustainability in developing the bank.
    Jens Henriksson, President and CEO Swedbank
    I take the findings of the Financial Supervisory Authority seriously. There has been insufficient internal governance and control to address deficiencies related to suspected money laundering. These shortcomings have meant that there has been a risk that Swedbank and its subsidiaries have been used to launder money, which is unacceptable from the requirements and expectations, among others, customers, shareholders and supervisors, have on us.
    Jens Henriksson, President and CEO, Swedbank
    The Board sees that the combination of her broad perspective, good insight into the work to prevent financial crime and extensive knowledge of processes related to internal governance and control, will be very valuable to Swedbank.
    Bo Magnusson, Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Bank's Audit Committee
    We want to be able to provide our customers a good range of digital and mobile services and Apple Pay is a sought-after service among our customers. We are pleased to now be able to broaden our mobile payment offer with yet another secure and smart alternative, which will provide lots of added value for our customers.
    Lotta Lovén, Head of Digital Banking, Swedbank
    We are happy to act as structuring advisor for Swedavia in this matter, a role that is fully aligned with our ambition to support people and companies making sustainable choices. As a major bank in the Nordics and influential actor in society, we have a responsibility and a key role to play in accelerating the transition towards a sustainable economy.
    Stephen Martin, Head of Capital Markets, Swedbank
    I am proud and enthusiastic about being the CEO of Swedbank. We have an extensive activity plan that I am familiarising myself with and will develop, but above all and foremost I am looking forward – every day and together with my colleagues – to making banking easier for our customers.
    Jens Henriksson, President and CEO, Swedbank
    We are very pleased to be ranked in top. It is a clear acknowledgment that our continuously work with sustainability and responsible investments, and our employees' commitment to these issues, really makes a difference.
    Liza Jonson, CEO Swedbank Robur
    We are continuing our journey towards becoming a world leader in sustainable value creation, and we are very happy and proud of all the knowledge and expertise we have within Swedbank Robur. Our latest recruitments give us further reinforcement in the form of several experienced and recognized talented employees with a deep understanding of the market and our customers' needs.
    Erik Andersson, CIO Swedbank Robur
    We are happy and proud to be among the hundred best companies in the world, and ranked as the top three of all companies in Sweden. This top ranking in Sweden confirms that what we do give results and that we are on the right track. Now we will continue our work with even more energy and determination, and to contribute to a positive development going forward.
    Carina Strand, Head of Group HR, Swedbank
    The change in leadership will take Swedbank Estonia forward. Olavi Lepp and Anna Kõuts are both experienced banking leaders and have contributed strongly to the development of Swedbank.
    Björn Elfstrand, Council Chair of Swedbank Estonia
    We actively and continuously work to integrate sustainability throughout our whole business. The UN's principles for responsible banking are well aligned with the Bank's fundamental commitment to sustainability, where we want to create long-term value for all our stakeholders and contribute to a more sustainable society.
    Anders Karlsson, acting President and CEO of Swedbank
    I would like to thank Ragnar for his valuable contribution to the Group Executive Committee and to Swedbank
    Anders Karlsson, acting President and CEO, Swedbank
    We actively and continuously work to integrate sustainability throughout our whole business. The UN's principles for responsible banking are well aligned with the Bank's fundamental commitment to sustainability, where we want to create long-term value for all our stakeholders and contribute to a more sustainable society.
    Anders Karlsson, acting President and CEO of Swedbank
    Gabriel has made an important contribution to the bank throughout his employment, and now is a good time to change leadership in our communication organisation.
    Anders Karlsson, acting President and CEO, Swedbank
    With Jens Henriksson, the bank will have a CEO who combines an experienced leadership, a strong communicative ability and a broad knowledge of the banking and financial industry. Jens Henriksson has the overall competence that is required to take on the current situation of the bank based on recent criticism, the rapid technological change and the competition that characterises the banking sector.
    Göran Persson, Chairman of the Board, Swedbank AB (publ)
    ”I feel both humble and honoured, and I am also aware of the challenges ahead. My major task as President and CEO of Swedbank is to rebuild the trust for the bank, to further develop the bank’s sustainability profile and to continue the successful digitalisation journey. With the 200 years of tradition and history, the many competent employees and the loyal customers, we have all the prerequisites needed to further strengthen the bank’s position in the future.
    Jens Henriksson, newly appointed President and CEO of Swedbank
    Swedbank will continue to be a well-capitalised, low risk bank. The new financial targets will give us even better possibilities to continue to contribute positively to societies where we have operations.
    Göran Persson, Swedbank’s Chair of the Board
    Despite global uncertainty, we saw increased customer activity in all our home markets in the quarter.
    Anders Karlsson, Acting President and CEO, Swedbank
    We want to be able to offer our customers a good range of different digital and mobile services. Google Pay is a good example of a payment service that many of our customers want to make use of. This gives our customers yet another opportunity to a safe and mobile payment alternative.
    Lotta Lovén, Head of Digital Banking, Swedbank
    Today’s decision is a consequence of the ongoing internal investigation. We are fully committed to the Estonian market and to all our employees, customers and other stakeholders. Estonia is one of four home markets of Swedbank. We will continue developing Estonian’s leading bank with society and customers in focus.
    Charlotte Elsnitz, Head of Baltic Banking and Chair of the Council of Swedbank AS, Estonia
    There is a high demand for innovative, flexible and smart payment solutions from both merchants and consumers. This contributes to both increased sales and higher customer satisfaction. Through the investment and cooperation with KACHING Retail, we can now continue to drive this development forward, so that mobile solutions for payments can become even more flexible and efficient.
    Linus Singelman, Head of Group Commerce and Swedbank Pay at Swedbank
    Heidi Schauman is one of Finland’s most experienced economists and a highly influential figure in the public financial debate. I am very pleased to welcome Heidi to Swedbank in general and to the role of Chief Economist in Finland in particular.
    Anna Breman, Group Chief Economist and Global Head of Macro Research at Swedbank
    I am truly looking forward to joining Swedbank. Swedbank is deeply engaged in society and strongly emphasises its values in corporate leadership – which is important to me on a personal level. On top of that, Swedbank’s analysis holds the highest standard. My ambition is to deliver analysis that generates value to our customers and actively contributes to spreading financial insight to a broader audience.
    Heidi Schauman, incoming Chief Economist at Swedbank in Finland
    We see very great potential in our innovation partner Minna Technologies, and are very pleased to be part of their continued expansion and growth ahead.
    Lotta Lovén, Head of Digital Banking, Swedbank
    Today I have spoken to the Swedbank’s Chairman of the Board and requested an EGM to be held before Midsummer. I am pleased to propose, on behalf of the Nomination Committee, a strong Board of Directors, which includes a number of new elections. Göran Persson is proposed as Chairman of the Board. Bo Magnusson is proposed to be appointed Vice Chairman of the Board. Additionally, we propose a new election of Josefin Lindstrand.
    Lennart Haglund, Chairman of the Swedbank Nomination Committee
    The Green Bond business is constantly evolving, which we fully embrace since we see the great potential of Green Bonds to leverage the transition to a low-carbon economy and enhance the contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. We will continue to engage in close dialogue with our customers and help accelerate their ambitions in the transition to a more sustainable society.
    Fredrik Nilzén, Head of Group Sustainability at Swedbank
    It is a very honourable assignment and I am happy to be given the opportunity to work with this investigation. Labor law and competence development are central issues for the development of the Swedish economy.
    Anna Breman, Chief Economist and Global Head of Macro Research Swedbank
    The recruitment of Henrik and Marcus strengthens our global fund management in general and the Nordic fund management in particular. Their solid experience, expertise and investment philosophy will be important building blocks in Swedbank Robur's work in fulfilling the vision to become a world leader in sustainable value creation
    Stefan Sundblom, Head of Equities, Swedbank Robur
    Swedbank’s Nomination Committee has been working intensely and constructively. I called for our first meeting already on the day after our previous Annual General Meeting. We are happy to be able to propose former Prime Minister Göran Persson as Chairman of the Swedbank Board of Directors.Göran has an impressive track record, a broad international network and experience from financial business. In addition, Göran has a large societal involvement, which fits well into Swedbank’s culture. His experience from the Savings Banks, is an extra bonus
    Lennart Haglund, Chairman of the Nomination Committee Swedbank
    Our capital and liquidity position is strong, with a good buffer to the minimum requirements stated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.
    Anders Karlsson, acting President and CEO
    By forming the AFC, we are creating a strong unit focusing on different aspects of financial crime. The unit will have the overall responsibility for the bank’s AML processes including framework and processes for KYC, risk classification, transaction monitoring and reporting to authorities. We are now gathering all relevant resources and competences in the bank to make sure that we secure robust capabilities and we will continue to invest in this area.
    Anders Karlsson, acting President and CEO of Swedbank
    It will be very exciting to support and work to ensure that Swedbank Robur achieves its vision of becoming a world leader in sustainable value creation
    Joachim Spetz, Chairman of Swedbank Robur
    Following recent strong debate about Swedbank and questions about the bank’s control of suspicious money laundering in the Baltics, I have concluded that the media attention is not compatible with my CEO role at Södra. Therefore, I have decided that the best alternative is to leave the position as Chair of Swedbank with immediate effect.
    Lars Idermark
    We have been informed about the EBM decision, and see that it contributes in providing answers to some of the current questions raised about the bank's business operations
    Hans Strandberg, Attorney-at-law, Nordia.
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