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SEB completes latest share buyback program and initiates new program

SEB has completed its latest share buyback program, under which SEK 1.25 billion of Class A shares have been repurchased. The Board of Directors has resolved to utilise the authorisation granted by the 4 April 2023 Annual General Meeting to initiate a new SEK 1.25 billion buyback program of Class A shares running until 29 December 2023. 

On 17 July 2023, SEB announced a SEK 1.25 billion share buyback program for capital management purposes. The repurchases of shares began on 19 July 2023 and ended on 23 October 2023. During this period, SEB repurchased 9,746,391 of its own Class A shares at an average price per share of SEK 128.25, for a total purchase amount of SEK 1.25 billion. 

On 24 October 2023, the Board of Directors resolved to utilise the authorisation granted by the Annual General Meeting held on 4 April 2023, to initiate a new SEK 1.25 billion buyback program of Class A shares. The share buyback program is expected to commence on 26 October 2023 and end on 29 December 2023, at the latest. A maximum number of shares may be repurchased so that SEB’s total holding at any time does not exceed 10 per cent of SEB’s total number of issued shares. Repurchased shares are expected to be cancelled. 

The share buyback program will be managed by an independent financial investment firm, which will make its trading decisions regarding the timing of the share repurchases independently of, and without influence by, SEB. Share repurchases shall take place on Nasdaq Stockholm Stock Exchange in accordance with the Nordic Main Market Rulebook for Issuers of Shares – NASDAQ Stockholm (Supplement D) and in accordance with the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on market abuse (MAR) and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 (the Safe Harbour Regulation). Share repurchases under the share buyback program may periodically be halted for SEB’s repurchases of own shares for SEB’s long-term incentive program.

As of 30 September 2023, the total number of issued shares in SEB amounted to 2,139,983,495 and SEB held 55,333,817 own shares. 

Information about the repurchases under the share buyback program is published weekly on sebgroup.com.

For further information, contact:
Pawel Wyszynski, Head of Investor Relations
+46 70 462 2111

Press contact:
Niklas Magnusson, Head of Media Relations & External Communication
+46 70 763 8243

SEB is a leading northern European financial services group with international reach. We exist to positively shape the future with responsible advice and capital, today and for generations to come. By partnering with our customers, we want to be a leading catalyst in the transition to a more sustainable world. In Sweden and the Baltic countries, SEB offers financial advice and a wide range of financial services. In Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom, we have a strong focus on corporate and investment banking based on a full-service offering to corporate and institutional clients. The international nature of SEB's business is reflected in our presence in more than 20 countries worldwide, with around 17,500 employees. At 30 June 2023, the Group's total assets amounted to SEK 4,172bn while assets under management totalled SEK 2,271bn. Read more about SEB at sebgroup.com.