Statement of the Board of Directors of Ainax AB (publ) (“Ainax”) in relation to the announced public offer by Scania AB (publ) ("Scania")

Reference is made to the Statement of the Board of Directors of Ainax of January 11, 2005 in relation to the announced public offer by Scania. After extensive discussions with Scania the Board of Directors of Ainax has concluded that it is not been possible to effect, within the context of the Scania offer, a dividend distribution to Ainax shareholders from the liquid funds in Ainax. The Board of Directors of Ainax notes that shareholders of Ainax who accept the offer from Scania, will take part in Scania's proposed dividend for the fiscal year 2004. The Board of Directors maintains its earlier recommendation to the shareholders of Ainax to accept Scania's offer. The acceptance period for the offer continues until 15 February. According to the offer prospectus prepared by Scania's Board of Directors dated December 16, 2004 the newly issued Scania shares will be listed and subject to trading on the Stockholm Stock Exchange's A-list on or about March 1, 2005. Stockholm February 10, 2005 Ainax AB (publ) Board of Directors _________________________________ For further information, please contact: Mariana Burenstam Linder, CEO, +46 8 611 8810, or +46 705 95 2250

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