In connection with the ongoing repurchase programme Nordea Bank AB (publ) has so far repurchased such an amount of own shares that the Nordea Group’s total holdings of own shares exceeds four per cent of the company’s share capital and thereby the threshold in Section 28 of the Danish Securities Trading Act. In the buy-back programme started 28 October 2005 Nordea has so far repurchased 45 million shares out a maximum of 50 million shares.
On 20 September 2005 Nordea Bank AB (publ) in a flagging announcement reported a possession of 71 430 041 own shares. The Nordea Group now holds 110 881 917 own shares.
Stockholm 22 November 2005
Nordea Bank AB (publ)
(tel + 46 8 614 72 43)