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Press Release - Annual Meeting of the Trustees of the Nobel Foundation


The 2000 Financial Management of the Nobel Foundation

At their meeting today, the Trustees of the Nobel Foundation approved the 2000 financial statements of the Foundation:

  • The market value of the Foundation's invested capital amounted to SEK 3,894 m (3,938). Total return on assets - growth in Foundation assets after adding back the year's disbursements - amounted to 2.2 percent (27.3).

  • Net assets, that is, the market value of equity calculated as invested capital at market value adjusted for other balance sheet items, changed during the year by -0.2 percent (23.9).

  • The Foundation's stock portfolio, which amounted to SEK 2,549 m at year-end, remained in principle unchanged during 2000, -0.2 percent. The annual average for the last years' return on assets is 21.0 percent, exceeding a weighted comparative index by 1.5 percentage points.

  • Each of the year 2001 Nobel Prizes (Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace) will amount to SEK 10.0 m, an increase of 11.1 percent compared to the 2000 Prizes. The total amount of all five Nobel Prizes is SEK 50.0 m. In addition, the Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will amount to SEK 10.0 m.

Stockholm, April 27, 2001

THE NOBEL FOUNDATION / Michael Sohlman, Executive Director


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