Management changes at Handelsbanken

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| Source: Svenska Handelsbanken AB
Per Beckman has been appointed Head of Handelsbanken’s Central Credit
Department. Since 2005, he has been a member of the Bank’s Group management team
and is currently Chief Executive of Stadshypotek. He succeeds Lars Kahnlund, who
will be retiring.

Per Beckman will be taking up his new position on 1 May 2014, at the same time
being appointed an Executive Vice President of Handelsbanken. A new chief
executive of Stadshypotek has not yet been appointed.

Åsa Willén has been appointed the new Head of Handelsbanken’s Forestry and
Farming business area. She will also be a member of the Bank’s Group management
team. Åsa Willén currently works as a Regional Area Manager at Handelsbanken
Forestry and Farming. She succeds Rainer Lawniczak, who is leaving the Bank to
start up his own business.

Åsa Willén will take up her new position on 1 June 2014.

For further information, please contact:

Pär Boman, Group Chief Executive +46 (0)8 22 92 20
Johan Lagerström, Global Head of Corporate Communications, +46 (0)8 701 1395,
+46 (0)70 265 8014

This information is of the type which Handelsbanken is obliged to make public
pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for
publication on 11 December 2013 at 07.30 CET.

For more information about Handelsbanken, see:
www.handelsbanken.com (http://www.handelsbanken.se/)