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Offering of shares in Danske Bank A/S closed

The information contained in any of the attached documents does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities referred to herein, in the United States or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered under applicable law or are exempt from such registration. The securities referred to herein have not been, and are not intended to be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in the United States except pursuant to an available exemption.

Not for release, publication or distribution in Australia, Canada, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Japan, South Africa or the United States. These materials are not an offer for sale of securities in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The issuer of the securities has not registered, and does not intend to register, any portion of the offering in the United States, and does not intend to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

Stock Exchange Announcement No 18/2006


We refer to our Stock Exchange Announcement No. 17/2006 as of November 15, 2006.

It has been decided to close the offering of shares in Danske Bank A/S due to strong demand.

The final subscription price and further information regarding the offering are expected to be announced not later than on November 17, 2006.

Danske Bank A/S
Steen Reeslev

Peter Straarup,
Chairman of the Executive Board, tel. +45 33 44 01 07

Tonny Thierry Andersen,
Chief Financial Officer, tel. +45 33 44 11 47

Martin Gottlob,
Head of Investor Relations, tel. +45 33 44 27 92

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release are forward looking statements. Any statements other than statements of historical fact, including without limitation those regarding Danske Bank’s financial condition, future operating performance, business strategy, management plans and objectives for future operations and anticipated synergies and integration costs relating to the acquisition of Sampo Bank and prospects for the combined group are forward looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially from any expected future results or performance, express or implied, by the forward looking statements. Factors that might cause forward looking statements to differ materially from actual results include, among other things, general economic and business factors, competition, difficulties in integrating Sampo Bank, and interest rate and currency fluctuations. These statements may not be regarded as a representation that anticipated events will occur or that expected objectives will be achieved. The information presented herein speaks only as of today’s date and Danske Bank assumes no responsibility to update any of the forward looking statements contained herein.

This stock exchange announcement is a translation of the original announcement in the Danish language. In case of discrepancies, the Danish version prevails.

This statement is intended only for (i) persons outside the United Kingdom, (ii) investment professionals and (iii) persons who fall within the provisions of Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (“high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc.”) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005.