Den Danske Landmandsbank, Hypothek and Vexelbank i Kjøbenhavn is founded on 5 October.
The Bank opens the first facility in Europe where retail customers can rent safe deposit boxes.
It includes a reading room with armchairs and newspapers.
In January the Bank launches the Pondus savings bank in the form of a penguin. The Bank is the among the first in Denmark to offer savings activities for children.
In two weeks, 50,000 children join the Pondus Club.
In 1999, Danske Bank acquires Fokus Bank in Norway and opens a representative office in Warsaw, Poland.
A year later, the bank acquires a controlling interest in St. Stanislaus Polish-Canadian Bank S.A. - later it is renamed Danske Bank Polska S.A.
Danke Bank decides to expand its international operations and acquires Northern Bank in Northern Ireland and National Irish Bank in the Republic of Ireland.
In December 2011, Ole Andersen becomes the new chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding Eivind Kolding, who becomes chairman of the Danske Bank Group’s Executive Board a few months later.
At Danske Bank Group, we adjust our activities as we identify and pursue business opportunities that offer a satisfactory return. Over time, the Group has strengthened its position by expanding in Denmark, the rest of the Nordic region, and other parts of northern Europe.
The tables gives an overview of the Group’s most important mergers, acquisitions and divestments since 1990.