Finansinspektionen’s capital assessment 2016 (SREP)

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| Source: Svenska Handelsbanken AB
The Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) performed by the Swedish
FSA, Finansinspektionen, has now been completed. Finansinspektionen assesses
that Handelsbanken’s requirement for common equity tier 1 capital at the end of
2016 corresponds to a common equity tier 1 ratio of 21.1 per cent. This can be
compared with the Bank’s reported common equity tier 1 ratio of 23.0 per cent at
the end of the second quarter of 2016. The Bank has previously announced that
the sale of shares in Industrivärden in the third quarter of the year increased
its common equity tier 1 capital ratio by some 0.6 percentage points.

The common equity tier 1 capital requirement communicated by Finansinspektionen
includes capital surcharges in Pillar 2 for increased risk weights for corporate
exposures and also for the introduction of a maturity floor for these exposures.
The total surcharge of common equity tier 1 capital related to increased risk
weights is SEK 8.6 billion, corresponding to 1.8 percentage points of the common
equity tier 1 capital. The capital surcharge for the maturity floor corresponds
to 0.4 percentage points of the common equity tier 1 ratio.

Due to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s intention to increase the
average risk weight for corporate exposures, the Bank has applied for approval
of new calculation models. When this process has been completed, parts of the
above-mentioned capital surcharge in Pillar 2 will move to Pillar 1 in the form
of higher risk weights.

For further information, please contact:

Rolf Marquardt, Acting CFO, + 46 8 – 22 92 20
Lars Höglund, Head of Debt Investor Relations & Rating, + 46 8 – 701 51 70,
 + 46 70 – 345 51 70
Johan Wallqvist, Head of Group Media Relations, + 46 8 – 701 80 47,
+ 46 – 72 206 34 50

This information is of the type that Handelsbanken is obliged to make public
pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish Securities Markets
Act. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the
contact person set out above, at 19.15 CET on 30 September 2016.  For more
information about Handelsbanken, see:
www.handelsbanken.com (http://www.handelsbanken.se/)