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The Swedish code of corporate governance

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How the code of corporate governance is applied

Handelsbanken applies the Swedish code of corporate governance. The code of corporate governance is based on the principle of comply or explain. Our website contains information on the conditions included in the corporate governance report together with other information required by the code of corporate governance.

Annual General Meeting

Handelsbanken complies with the Code's provisions for annual general meetings.

Here on the Bank's website we have a special section with information prior to and after the holding of the Annual General Meeting.

Notice of general meetings and all proposals to the meeting are translated into English and are available on the website.

Appointment of board and auditors

Handelsbanken complies with the Code's provisions on the appointment of board and auditors.

Board

Handelsbanken complies with the Code's provisions regarding the Board.

The Board consists of nine members. Employee organisations have appointed employee representatives to the Board, two ordinary members and two substitutes.

Corporate management

Handelsbanken complies with the Code's provisions on corporate management.

Guidelines for remuneration to executive management is established at the Annual General Meeting.

Executive management
Remuneration