Handelsbanken Completes Acquisition of Dutch Wealth Management Firm Optimix

STOCKHOLM--()--Regulatory News:

On 20 April 2016, Handelsbanken (STO:SHBA) (STO:SHBB) announced that an agreement had been entered into with Dutch wealth management firm Optimix Vermogensbeheer NV (“Optimix”) concerning acquisition of shares in the company.

Handelsbanken has now received permission from the Dutch financial supervisory authorities (De Autoriteit Financiële Markten) to acquire Optimix. Subsequent the transaction has been finalised as per 1 September 2016.

Handelsbanken is acquiring all shares in Optimix, which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Handelsbanken. Initially, the acquisition will have only a marginal impact on Handelsbanken Group’s key figures.

Optimix was founded in 1983 and is one of the largest independent wealth managers in the Netherlands, with 35 employees working in branches in Amsterdam, Groningen and Vught. Optimix currently manages around EUR 2 billion of assets for high-net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, foundations and charities.

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, on 1 September 2016 at 14.00 CET. For more information about Handelsbanken, see: www.handelsbanken.com (http://www.handelsbanken.se/)

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Contacts

Handelsbanken the Netherlands
Mikael Sørensen, CEO
+ 46 8 – 22 92 20
or
Etienne te Brake, Head of Communications
+ 31– 204 127 697, + 31– 683 660 577
or
Mikael Hallåker, Head of Investor Relations
+ 46 8 – 701 56 63, + 46 70 – 266 29 95
or
Johan Wallqvist, Head of Group Media Relations
+ 46 8 – 701 80 47, + 46 72 – 206 34 50

Contacts

Handelsbanken the Netherlands
Mikael Sørensen, CEO
+ 46 8 – 22 92 20
or
Etienne te Brake, Head of Communications
+ 31– 204 127 697, + 31– 683 660 577
or
Mikael Hallåker, Head of Investor Relations
+ 46 8 – 701 56 63, + 46 70 – 266 29 95
or
Johan Wallqvist, Head of Group Media Relations
+ 46 8 – 701 80 47, + 46 72 – 206 34 50