ICA Gruppen AB: ICA Bank Applies for Permit to Conduct Insurance Business

SOLNA, Sweden--()--Regulatory News:

ICA Bank (STO:ICA) will submit an application to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority for a permit to conduct insurance business. ICA Bank already offers insurance to private clients but now intends to conduct non-life insurance operations entirely under its own management. The CEO of the new non-life insurance company will be Bo Lagergren, currently Head of Retail Banking at ICA Bank.

The application is for permission to start a limited liability insurance company as a subsidiary to ICA Bank but with a separate board of directors. The aim is that the new limited insurance company will be operational by the end of 2015. The application to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority will be sent shortly.

“Today, ICA Bank has Sweden’s most satisfied customers and a complete offering to the retail market. Many customers would like to have their banking and insurance in one place and with our own insurance company we can strengthen loyalty to the whole of ICA,” says Per Strömberg, CEO of ICA Gruppen.

Bo Lagergren has been appointed as CEO of the new company. Bo Lagergren has worked as Head of Retail Banking at ICA Bank since 2001 and previously held leading positions within Trygg Hansa.

ICA Gruppen AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.30 CET on Wednesday, 23 April 2014.

ICA Gruppen AB (publ) is one of the Nordic region’s leading retail companies, with around 2,400 of its own and retailer-owned stores in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Group includes the retail companies ICA Sweden, ICA Norway and Rimi Baltic, ICA Real Estate, which owns and manages properties and ICA Bank, which offers financial services to Swedish customers. The Group also includes the wholly owned portfolio companies Forma Publishing Group and inkClub and partly owned portfolio companies Cervera, Hemtex and Kjell & Company. For more information see www.icagruppen.se

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