Senior management changes at Handelsbanken

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| Source: Svenska Handelsbanken AB
Carina Åkerström has been appointed Deputy Group Chief Executive of
Handelsbanken.
She is Head of Handelsbanken Stockholm and has been a member of the Bank’s
Senior Management since 2008. Carina Åkerström will also be responsible for
Handelsbanken’s Large Corporates business.

Elisabet Jamal Bergström has been appointed Chief Sustainability Officer. She
currently works as Head of Sustainability and will now be a member of the Bank’s
Senior Management. Elisabet Jamal Bergström succeeds Katarina Berner Frösdal who
has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for the business support units at
Handelsbanken in Sweden. Both will take up their new positions on 4 October.

Michael Green has been appointed Senior Advisor. His new role includes being a
member of the boards of subsidiaries and the boards of regional banks outside
Sweden. He will also work with Groupwide assignments. Michael Green will
therefore leave his current position as CEO of Handelsbanken Sweden. He will
take up his new position on 4 October.

No new CEO of Handelsbanken Sweden will be appointed.

Instead, Magnus Ericson, Head of Handelsbanken Northern Sweden, Pontus Åhlund,
Head of Handelsbanken Central Sweden, Carina Åkerström, Head of Handelsbanken
Stockholm, Katarina Ljungqvist, Head of Handelsbanken Western Sweden and Göran
Stille, Head of Handelsbanken South East Sweden will, from now on, report
directly to Handelsbanken’s President and Group Chief Executive Anders Bouvin.

For further information, please contact:

Anders Bouvin, President and Group Chief Executive, + 46 8 – 22 92 20
Johan Lagerström, Chief Communications Officer, + 46 8 – 701 13 95,
 + 46 70 – 265 80 14
Mikael Hallåker, Head of Investor Relations, + 46 8 – 701 29 95,
 + 46 70 – 266 29 95

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 08.00 CET on 4 October 2016. For more
information about Handelsbanken, see:
www.handelsbanken.com (http://www.handelsbanken.se/)