Chief Financial Officer Per-Arne Blomquist will leave SEB to take up
the position as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
at TeliaSonera.

Annika Falkengren, CEO and President of SEB:

- Even though this takes place a few months from now - after the next
interim report - I would already now like to thank Per-Arne for his
great contributions over the years at SEB and wish him luck in his
new challenge. Efforts to recruit his successor are already well
under way.

SEB is a North European financial group serving some 400,000
corporate customers and institutions and five million private
individuals. SEB offers universal banking services in Sweden, Germany
and the Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It also has
local presence in the other Nordic countries, Poland, Ukraine and
Russia and a global presence through its international network in
another ten countries. On 31 March 2008, the Group's total assets
amounted to SEK 2,399bn while its assets under management totalled
SEK 1,331bn. The Group has about 20,000 employees. Read more about
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For further information, please contact:
Odd Eiken, Head of Group Communications, +46 8 763 87 30
Katja Margell, Head of External Communications, +46 70 745 91 38