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Our history in brief

Malmö, Gamla Väster
1820The first Swedish savings bank was founded in Gothenburg
The first Swedish agricultural cooperative bank was founded in Stockholm
1942Sparbankernas Bank ("The Savings Banks' Bank) established as the various savings banks' central bank
1958Jordbrukets Bank (The Bank of Agriculture) established as the farming cooperative credit societies' central bank
199112 regional agricultural cooperative banks merged to form Föreningsbanken
1991Hansabank was founded in Estonia
1992A merger between 11 regional savings banks forming Sparbanken Sverige
1994Föreningsbanken was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange
1995Sparbanken Sverige shares are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange
1995Hansabank started operations in Latvia
1996Hansabank acquired 100% of Deutsche-Lettische Bank in Latvia
1996Hansabank started operation in Lithuania
1997FöreningsSparbanken formed through merger between Sparbanken Sverige and Föreningsbanken
1997Hansabank acquired a stake in Hoiupank
1999Swedbank acquired more than 50% of Hansabank
2002Hansabank started operations in Russia
2004Hansabank acquired Kvest bank in Moscow
2005Swedbank acquired 100% of Hansabank
2006The Annual General Meeting resolves to change the bank's name to Swedbank
2007Swedbank enters Ukraine through the acquisition of TAS-Kommerzbank (“TAS”)
2008Hansabank starts the process of changing name to Swedbank in the three Baltic countries.
2013Swedbank discontinues operations in Russia and its subsidiary in Ukraine is sold.


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