Acquisition of Sampo Bank
approved
Acquisition of Sampo Bank  approved

January 30, 2007

Acquisition of Sampo Bank approved
All the relevant authorities have now approved Danske Bank’s acquisition of Sampo Bank of Finland, and the purchase can therefore be completed.

Sampo Bank, which is Finland’s third-largest bank, becomes part of the Danske Bank Group. In addition to activities in Finland, Danske Bank also acquires Sampo Bank’s subsidiary banks in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia in the transaction.

Stock Exchange Announcement No.16 dated November 9, 2006, describes the agreement in more detail.