Highlights of Handelsbanken’s Annual Report January– December  2013

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| Source: Svenska Handelsbanken AB
Summary January – December 2013, compared with January – December 2012

  · The period’s profit after tax for total operations increased by 2% to SEK
14,295m (14,038); excluding the year of comparison’s recalculation of deferred
taxes, the increase was 16%
  · Earnings per share increased to SEK 22.52 (22.34)
  · Operating profit increased by 6% to SEK 18,088m (17,108) and increased in
all home markets outside Sweden
  · Return on equity for total operations decreased to 13.9% (14.9); excluding
the effect of the recalculation of deferred taxes in 2012, return on equity
increased by 0.8 percentage points
  · Income increased by 4% to SEK 36,327m (35,062)
  · Net interest income increased by 2% to SEK 26,669m (26,081) and in the home
markets outside Sweden, net interest income increased by 17%
  · The C/I ratio improved to 47.0% (47.6)
  · The loan loss ratio fell to 0.07% (0.08)
  · The common equity tier 1 ratio according to Basel II increased to 19.2%
(17.9) and the total capital ratio rose to 21.6% (20.7)
  · The common equity tier 1 ratio according to Basel III was 18.9% and the Bank
continues to build up capital
  · The Bank’s liquidity reserve exceeded SEK 800bn
  · The Board proposes a total dividend of SEK 16.50 per share, with the
ordinary dividend being SEK 11.50 per share (10.75)

Summary of Q4 2013, compared with Q3 2013

  · The period’s profit after tax for total operations decreased by 2% to
SEK 3,527m (3,607) and earnings per share were SEK 5.55 (5.68)
  · Operating profit declined by 2% to SEK 4,458m (4,571)
  · Return on equity for total operations was 13.3% (14.2)
  · Income increased by 3% to SEK 9,278m (9,009)
  · Net fee and commission income rose by 11% to SEK 2,107m (1,896)
  · The loan loss ratio was 0.07% (0.06)

The slide presentation for today’s press conference will be available at 06.30
CET at www.handelsbanken.se/ireng


For further information, please contact:
Pär Boman, President and Group Chief Executive
Tel: +46 (0)8 22 92 20

Ulf Riese, CFO
Tel: +46 (0)8 22 92 20

Mikael Hallåker, Head of Investor Relations
Tel: +46 (0)8 701 29 95, miha11 @
handelsbanken.se (miha11%20@%20handelsbanken.se)

Handelsbanken discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the
Securities Markets Act. Submitted for publication on 5 February 2014, at 06.30
CET.

For more information about Handelsbanken, please go to: www.handelsbanken.com