Management changes at Handelsbanken

| Source: Svenska Handelsbanken AB
Ulrica Stolt Kirkegaard has been appointed Chief Executive of Stadshypotek. She
will also be a member of the Bank’s Group management team. Ulrica Stolt
Kirkegaard is currently regional area manager at Handelsbanken’s regional bank
in Stockholm.

She will be taking up her new position on 1 May 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 5 February 2014 at 6.40 a.m. CET.

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