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2014-04-24

Riksgälden: Kingdom of Sweden issues euro at record low level

Kingdom of Sweden issues EUR 2.25 billion (approximately SEK 20 billion) in a
new five-year bond to a yield of 0.819 per cent.

The Kingdom of Sweden issues EUR 2.25 billion in a new five-year benchmark.
The transaction regards the state's own funding and was priced at 2.5 and 3.5
basis points through Finland and the Netherlands respectively. Hence, the
Kingdom continues to fund at lower rates than any other sovereign issuer
within the Eurozone, Germany excluded.

- With short notice we were able to take advantage of a very attractive
opportunity. As a consequence we saw a broad distribution to many different
type of investors, says Maria Norström, head of funding.

Of this year's total funding in foreign currency bonds of the equivalent of
SEK 69 billion, close to 50 per cent has now been concluded.

Banks bought 51 per cent and central banks 23 per cent of the deal. Pension-
and insurance companies represented 9 per cent while asset managers bought 8
per cent. The balance went to other types of investors. Around 27 per cent of
the bond was sold to Benelux and French investors and the equivalent share
went to other European countries except from the Nordic region. Nordic
investors bought 22 per cent and Africa together with the Middle East 12 per
cent of the bond. The remainder was placed with North American and Asian
investors.

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|Terms and conditions |
|Issuer Kingdom of Sweden |
|Size EUR 2.25 billion |
|Coupon 0.750 % |
|Maturity date 2 May, 2019 |
|Price 99.663 % |
|Yield 0.819 % p.a. |
|Spread versus EUR mid swaps Minus 16 basis points |
|Spread versus EUR benchmark 19.3 basis points |
|Lead managers Barclays, Danske Bank, Goldman Sachs and The Royal Bank of Scotland |
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For more information, please contact:
Anna Sjulander, Deputy Head of Funding, +46 8 613 47 77

Unni Jerndal, Head of Communication, +46 8 613 45 96

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This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Riksgälden via Globenewswire

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