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Handelsbanken: Nomination committee's proposal for Board of Handelsbanken

Press release published at The Swedish Wire
Handelsbanken's nomination committee proposes that the 2013 Annual General Meeting elect Anders Nyrén as new Chairman of the Board. The current Chairman, Hans Larsson, has declined re-election.

Anders Nyrén is currently CEO of the Industrivärden investment company. He is also Chairman of the Board of Sandvik and board member of Ericsson, SCA, SSAB and Volvo. Anders Nyrén has been Deputy Chairman of Handelsbanken's Board since 2001.

- I am extremely proud and happy to be asked to be Chairman of the Board of one the world's ten strongest banks, but also very humbled by the task. In conjunction with this request, I have reviewed my work situation and as a result of this informed the nomination committees of Ericsson and SSAB that I do not intend to stand for re-election, says Anders Nyrén.

- Taking over as Chairman from Hans Larsson, who has decided not to stand for re-election, is a significant commitment. He has been a very skilled chairman who has clearly contributed to the excellent performance of Handelsbanken and who for more than 40 years has made successful contributions in various positions in the Swedish business community. Hans has been a member of the Board of Handelsbanken since 1990 and Chairman since 2008. I can understand that he now wishes to end such a long and successful career, says Anders Nyrén.

The nomination committee also proposes the re-election of the other members: Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Pär Boman, Tommy Bylund, Lone Fønss Schrøder, Jan Johansson, Ole Johansson, Fredrik Lundberg, Sverker Martin-Löf, Bente Rathe and Charlotte Skog. The proposal means that the number of board members will decrease from twelve to eleven.

The nomination committee has consisted of Carl-Olof By, Industrivärden, chairman, Henrik Forssén, the Oktogonen Foundation, Bo Selling, Alecta, Mats Guldbrand, the Lundberg ownership group and Hans Larsson, Chairman of the Board of Handelsbanken. The nomination committee's complete proposal, including the remuneration proposal and choice of auditors, will be presented in the notice to attend the annual general meeting and will be available at www.handelsbanken.se/ireng

Handelsbanken's annual general meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at the Grand Hôtel's Vinterträdgård, Royal entrance, Stallgatan 4, Stockholm.  


For further information, please contact:
Carl-Olof By, chairman of the nomination committee: Tel: +46 (0)8 666 64 5
Hans Larsson, Board Chairman: Tel: +46 (0)8 22 92 20


This information is of the type which Handelsbanken must make public according to the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on 23 January 2013 at 8.00 a.m. CET.

For more information about Handelsbanken, see: www.handelsbanken.com (http://www.handelsbanken.se)

This information was distributed by Cision

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