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SEB says to evaluate dividend proposal for 2019

STOCKHOLM, March 24 (Reuters) - Swedish bank SEB said on Tuesday it will evaluate whether to pay the proposed dividend to shareholders after Sweden's financial watchdog Finansinspektionen and the government said banks should refrain from doing so.

"We have noted the statement from Finansinspektionen. SEB's board decided on 19 March to postpone the AGM and also said it would evaluate the dividend proposal for 2019," SEB said in a statement to Reuters. (Reporting by Johan Ahlander)