Share buy-backs

Nordea’s capital and dividend policy includes both dividends and buy-backs as tools for capital distribution to shareholders. Our aim is to pay out 60-70% of the profit of the financial year to shareholders. In addition, buy-backs are intended to be used for distributing excess capital to our shareholders.

In September 2021, Nordea received approval from the European Central Bank (ECB) for share buy-backs of up to EUR 2 billion – a recognition of Nordea’s strong capital position and strong business performance. Following the completion of the first programme, Nordea’s applications for further share buy-backs of up to EUR 1.0bn and 1.5bn were approved by the ECB in February 2022 and July 2022, respectively. Both of these programmes have also been completed.

On 26 April 2023 Nordea’s Board of Directors decided on a fourth share buy-back programme of up to EUR 1.0bn. The programme commenced on 28 April 2023 and will end no later than 5 March 2024. The European Central Bank’s approval for the buy-backs was announced on 3 March 2023.

Fourth programme (ongoing)

Status as of 22 September 2023

Total no of shares bought Completed (EUR)Total programme (EUR)

Completed programmes

ProgrammeTotal no of shares boughtCompleted (EUR)Total programme (EUR)Date of completion
1189,634,5861,997m2,000m16 March 2023
2107,254,5291,002m1,002m14 June 2022
3150,069,2761,500m1,500m4 March 2022




Frequently asked questions about share buy-backs

Share buy-back announcements