Atlas Copco to utilize mandates to sell and repurchase shares (corrected)

This press release has been corrected to show the correct number of shares held by Atlas Copco as per April 21, 2011. The previous version referred to the figure as of December 31, 2010.

Stockholm, Sweden, April 21, 2011: The Board of Atlas Copco AB has decided to use the mandates granted by the Annual General Meeting for the repurchase and sale of shares at one or more occasions until the next AGM.

The mandates cover:

1) The purchase of not more than 4 300 000 series A shares, whereof a maximum 3 420 000 may be transferred to personnel stock option holders under the Performance Stock Option Plan 2011.

2) The purchase of not more than 70 000 series A shares, later to be sold on the market in connection with payment to Board members who have opted to receive synthetic shares as part of their board fee.

3) The sale of not more than 70 000 series A shares to cover costs related to previously issued synthetic shares to Board members.

4) The sale of maximum 4 700 000 series A shares and maximum 1 500 000 series B shares currently held by the company, for the purpose of covering costs of fulfilling obligations related to the performance stock option plans 2006-2009.

Repurchases and sales are subject to market conditions, regulatory restrictions and the capital structure at any given time.

The number of issued shares is presently 1 229 613 104, whereof 839 394 096 series A shares and 390 219 008 series B shares. The company holds 15 034 079 series A shares and 1 590 873 series B shares.

For further information please contact:
Daniel Frykholm, Media Relations Manager
46 (0)8 743 8060 or 46 (0)70 865 8060

Atlas Copco discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had about 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3). Learn more at

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