Handelsbanken has no credit exposure to HQ Bank

Following presentation of a petition today to the District Court of Stockholm to liquidate HQ Bank, Handelsbanken comments as follows. The Bank has no credit exposure to HQ Bank. Other exposures are marginal and do not entail any risk of loss for the Bank. For further information, please contact: Mikael Hallåker, Head of Investor Relations, +46 8-701 29 95, mobile: +46 70-266 29 95 [HUG#1441211] Press release PDF: http://hugin.info/1225/R/1441211/385536.pdf This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Handelsbanken via Thomson Reuters ONE