SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA : Trading of own shares as part of employee's bonus scheme

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA has on 8 February 2013 purchased 250 000 own shares at an average price of NOK 43.40. Total holdings of own shares after the purchase is 596 134 shares. The shares were acquired as part of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank's bonus scheme where part of the settlement takes place through the allocation of shares. Contacts: Thor-Christian Haugland, Executive Vice President Communications, phone +47 480 31 633 Vidar Torsøe, Vice President Investor Relations, phone +47 970 80 656 This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. 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: SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1676711]