ForeningsSparbanken (Swedbank) second quarter report 2003

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- ForeningsSparbanken (Other OTC:FGSKY): Second-Quarter report for 2003 will be published on Friday, August 22, at 7:30AM CET (06:30 GMT).

Video conference: Friday, August 22nd, 3:00PM CET/2:00PM GMT

Mrs Birgitta Johansson-Hedberg, President and CEO, and Mr Nils-Fredrik Nyblaeus, deputy President and CFO, will present and comment on the results, followed by a question and answer session. The presentation will be broadcast live on ForeningsSparbanken's web site,, where a presentation kit will also be available. A recorded video webcast of the presentation will be available the day after the event on the same site.

Conference call

For those wishing to attend the video presentation by telephone, please call our operator Genesys on +44 (0) 20 7162 0183 ten minutes prior to the start of the presentation. A recording of the conference call will be available for five working days following the event. For access to this, dial: +44 (0) 20 8288 4459 and enter code 870 822.

Analyst presentation

London, Tuesday, August 26, 3:30 PM GMT.

You are welcome to UBS Investment Bank, 7th Floor, 1 Finsbury Avenue, London EC2M 2PP, to attend a presentation of the second quarter results for 2003. Mr Nils-Fredrik Nyblaeus will present and comment on the results, followed by a Q&A session.

In order to be admitted attendees must provide their name and company name by e-mail to no later than Thursday, August 21.

A press and analyst presentation of the report in Swedish will also be held in Stockholm on August 22nd at 09:30 (CET), at Nemes Hall, Brunkebergstorg 8.

For further information: Jonas Blomberg, Head of Investor Relations, phone +46 8 585 933 22, e-mail

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