Press Release

Press Release In response to the press speculation the Board of Capio can confirm that Capio is in advanced negotiations that may or may not lead to Capio making a recommended cash offer for Community Hospital Group Plc (CHG), at a price close to the level of the closing price of 650p per CHG share on Friday 20th April. CHG is a UK company involved in the management of independent hospitals and other healthcare services. A further announcement will be made in due course. Gothenburg, Sweden April 23, 2001 Capio AB (publ) For further information, please contact: Per Båtelson, President, Capio +46 31 732 4000 Martin Svalstedt, CFO, Capio +46 31 732 4000 Ulrika Stenson, Vice President, Corporate Communication +46 31-732 4004, +46 705 90 07 23 Capio provides services in the areas of health and medical care, diagnostics and geriatric care. Customers are mainly county councils, municipalities and insurance companies. Capio's care units, which have contracts with county councils and municipalities, offer their patients care services on identical conditions to those found in the public sector, in terms of fees and queue systems. Capio, which has annual net revenues of SEK 3.6 billion, is listed on the "O" List of the Stockholm Exchange. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/23/20010423BIT00510/bit0002.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/23/20010423BIT00510/bit0002.pdf

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