Purchase and sale of own shares

Purchase and sale of own shares The Board of Directors of Addtech today decided to exercise the authorization granted by the general meeting of shareholders to purchase class B shares over the Stockholm Stock Exchange. According to the decision of the Board of Directors, up to 2,786,423 shares may be purchased during the period until the next-following regularly scheduled Annual General Meeting; the Company currently owns no own shares. The purpose of the repurchase is to give the Company a well balanced capital structure and to secure the Company's undertaking according to the option program resolved by the general meeting of shareholders. Given the authorization to resell own shares in connection with corporate acquisitions and similar situations, the Company is well prepared for future expansion. The intention is that 1,331,400 shares shall be repurchased in connection with the closing of the share swap agreement the Company entered into with Svenska Handelsbanken during the past fall. Reference is made to the Company's semi-annual report. Stockholm, December 17, 2001 For further information, contact Roger Bergqvist, President, Addtech AB, +46 8 470 49 04 or Kennet Göransson, CFO, Addtech AB, +46 8 470 49 10 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/12/17/20011217BIT01250/bit0002.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/12/17/20011217BIT01250/bit0002.pdf

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Addtech is a technology trading group that provides technological and economic value added in the link between manufacturers and customers. Addtech operates in selected niches in the market for advanced technology products and solutions. Its customers primarily operate in the manufacturing industry and infrastructure. Addtech has about 2 300 employees in approximately 130 subsidiaries that operate under their own brands. The Group has annual sales of about SEK 8 billion. Addtech is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.