Autoliv Raises Dividend - Again

(Stockholm, Feb. 13, 2007) – – – Autoliv Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIVsdb), the world¬wide leader in automotive safety systems, today announced that its quarterly dividend will be increased by 5% to 39 cents per share from 37 cents.

The dividend will be payable on Thursday, June 7, 2007 to Autoliv shareholders of record on the close of business on Thursday, May 10, 2007. The Ex-date, when the shares will trade without the right to the dividend, will be May 8.

The dividend was also raised by 6% in May 2006 for the third quarter 2006 and by 9% in August for the fourth quarter. The quarterly dividend has been increased nine times and more than tripled during the past four years, i.e., a compounded annual growth rate of 30%.

In order to create value for its shareholders, Autoliv also has an active share repurchase program in addition to the quarterly dividends. Through this program, the Company has returned more than one billion dollars to shareholders since the program was adopted in 2000 and $221million during last year. During 2006, Autoliv also paid quarterly dividends of $112 million. The total amount of $333 million that has been returned to shareholders exceeded the Company’s cash flow before financing by 23%. In relation to the Company’s average market capitalization during 2006 the amount returned to shareholders represents a total yield of 7.4%.

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Autoliv, Inc. is the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and through its subsidiaries develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has more than 80 facilities with 70,000 employees in 27 countries. In addition, the Company has 22 technical centers in nine countries around the world, with 19 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. Sales in 2016 amounted to about US $10.1 billion. The Company's shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm (ALIV sdb). For more information about Autoliv, please visit our company website at


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