Established 1995 as Merita Bank Plc through a merger between Union Bank of Finland and Kansallis-Osake-Pankki. In October 1997, the merger between Merita Bank Plc and the Swedish bank Nordbanken AB (publ) was announced and the group MeritaNordbanken was formed. In April and December 2000 respectively the Danish Unidanmark and the Norweigan Christiania Bank og Kreditkasse became parts of the group, which operated during a transitional period under the name Nordic Baltic Holding, later renamed Nordea AB (publ). On December 3, 2001 the banks in the four Nordic countries changed their legal names and Nordea Bank Finland Plc replaced the name Merita Bank Plc in Finland. The holding company Nordea AB (publ), became in December 2001 the ultimate parent company of Nordea Securities AB, Nordea Asset Management AB, Nordea Life Holding A/S and Nordea Bank Finland Plc, which in turn was the parent company of Nordea Bank Danmark A/S, Nordea Bank Norge ASA and Nordea Bank Sweden AB (publ). In June 2003 Nordea Bank Danmark A/S and Nordea Bank Sweden AB (publ), and in October 2003 Nordea Bank Norge ASA, were transferred from Nordea Bank Finland Plc to Nordea AB (publ) by way of internal sale. The parent company, Nordea AB (publ), was granted a bank charter and thus changed its name to Nordea Bank AB (publ) as of January 30, 2004. Nordea Bank Sweden AB (publ) and Nordea Securities AB merged into Nordea Bank AB (publ) on March 1 and May 3, 2004 respectively. On June 30, 2004 Nordea Securities oyj and Nordea Corporate Finance oyj merged into the above
Judicial Cooperation Agreement with Russia is signed; Double Taxation Agreement with Russia is signed; AML legislation is strictly observed; Active member of OECD, FATF, Basel Commitee, Egmont Group etc.