Swedish National Debt Office appoints Royal Bank of Scotland as new Primary Dealer in Inflation-linked bonds

1 April 2011 - Press release

The Swedish National Debt Office has appointed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to be a primary dealer in inflation-linked bonds from 4 April 2011.

We currently have five primary dealers in inflation-linked bonds. We are very pleased to add RBS to that list.

"We are very pleased to see that RBS now also engages as a Primary Dealer in inflation-linked bonds. In our judgement, RBS has the intention and ambition to become a long-term participant in the Swedish fixed-income market and that they, not least through their international framework, will give an important contribution ", says Maria Norström, Head of Funding.

The primary dealers are the Debt Office's most important sales channel of government securities. It is important that the primary dealers have a long-term commitment in the Swedish fixed-income market. The formal demands on primary dealers can be found in the primary dealer agreements on www.riksgalden.se

Our current primary dealers are Danske Markets, Handelsbanken Markets, Nordea, SEB and Swedbank.

For more information, please contact:

Maria Norström, Head of Funding, phone +46 8 613 46 35