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Information regarding the treatment of personal data by Kommuninvest i Sverige AB

Kommuninvest has high ambitions regarding openness, traceability and transparency. At the same time, the company complies with regulations aimed at protecting the individual and its integrity. Much of the information pertaining to an individual is referred to as personal data. Personal data are defined as follows: Any information directly or indirectly attributable to a human being who is in life is regarded as personal data. Even images (photos) and sound recordings on individuals treated by computer can be personal data even if no names are mentioned. Encrypted data and various types of electronic identities, such as IP numbers, are counted as personal data if they can be linked to a physical person. This information describes Kommuninvest's considerations and regulations regarding the company's handling of personal information when you visit our websites or have other contacts with us. Kommuninvest i Sverige AB (“Kommuninvest”) is responsible for all personal data that is processed within the entire organization. Below is a brief description of what personal data is processed, the reason why it is processed, and your individual right of access to all data that is held about you. By visiting our site, you agree to these privacy principles. If you do not agree to these data protection principles, stop using this site and refrain from phone contacts. We refer instead to mail correspondence, which is handled through the registrations department. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you need any further information about this by using the contact details below.  

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Barclays appointed new market maker for Kommuninvest’s Swedish Benchmark Programme

Barclays has been appointed as a new market maker for Kommuninvest’s Swedish Benchmark Programme, effective from 1 January 2019. The market maker group now consists of six banks: Barclays, Danske Bank, Nordea, SEB, Svenska Handelsbanken and Swedbank.

The expansion of the group is motivated by Kommuninvest’s long-term strategy to establish municipal bonds as a liquid part of the Swedish bond market, and also by increased interest from foreign buyers for Kommuninvest’s Swedish krona bonds. The Swedish issuer has experienced an increased interest from international banks to become a market maker for its Swedish benchmark bonds.

Comment by Tomas Werngren, President and CEO of Kommuninvest:

– With Barclays as a new market maker, we expect to further promote trading and demand for our Swedish bonds. The fact that Barclays, an international major bank with global coverage, wants to strengthen its presence in the Swedish krona market is positive for the programme and should be of benefit to investors.

Comment by Lee Cumbes, Managing Director, Head of Public Sector Origination, Barclays:

– Barclays is honoured to join as a dealer on Kommuninvest’s Swedish Benchmark Bond programme and employ our highly international platform to offer a further, high quality SEK denominated asset to our investor clients. Kommuninvest’s characteristics as a triple-A credit, backed by the Swedish local government sector, matches Barclays’ strengths well as a leader in the European rates arena.

Kommuninvest continuously works to increase the attractiveness and diversification of its funding programmes. During the year, Kommuninvest’s bonds have been approved for inclusion in Nasdaq bond indices and have also been deemed eligible as collateral with LCH Ltd, the clearings services operator.

Municipal bonds have gradually become an established part of the Swedish bond market. Almost 10 percent of the outstanding volume of benchmark bonds in Swedish krona consists of Kommuninvest’s Swedish Benchmark Programme, when outstanding Swedish government bonds have been adjusted for the Riksbank’s holdings.

The Swedish Benchmark Programme is Kommuninvest’s main funding source. As of 31 October, SEK 183.4 billion was outstanding in nine bonds with maturities from 2019 to 2025, making the programme the sixth largest in Swedish krona.

 

For further information

Christian Ragnartz, Head of Debt Management, tel: +46 706 07 38 34,
e-mail: christian.ragnartz@kommuninvest.se

Björn Bergstrand, Head of Media Relations, +46 708 86 94 76,
e-mail: bjorn.bergstrand@kommuninvest.se