Cardo refines its operations in the rail sector

Cardo refines its operations in the rail sector and makes net capital gain of approx. SEK 150 million. Cardo has decided to concentrate its operations in the rail sector to the product areas currently covered by Cardo BSI Rail, in which Cardo has a 60- percent holding and Thyssen 40 percent. The operations that lie outside Cardo BSI Rail are Tebel, which makes train doors, and the 25-percent shareholding in AAE Cargo in Switzerland. This company owns and leases out rail cars for freight transport. Cardo has today transferred its entire shareholding in AAE Cargo to the Swiss principal shareholder AAE Ahaus Alstätter Eisenbahn Holding AG. This sale produces a capital gain of approximately SEK 235 million for the Cardo group. Cardo will seek a new owner for Tebel. A sale of the company can probably not be realized at a price that is equivalent to its book value. Its assets will therefore be written down by about SEK 85 million. This total effect of the refinement of operations in the rail sector is expected to bring a stated net gain of a one-off nature amounting to approximately SEK 150 million before tax, which is equivalent to slightly less than SEK 3 per share after tax. Malmö, Sweden, December 18 1998 Cardo AB (publ) For further information, please contact: Kjell Svensson, President, phone +46 40-35 04 53, +46 40 35 04 00 Sven-Erik Persson, Executive Vice President, phone +46 40 35 04 50, +46 40-35 04 00 Christer Roskvist, Head of Public Relations, phone +46 40 35 04 25, +46 40 35 04 00 Cardo is an international engineering group with a turnover of approximately SEK 8 billion in 1997. Cardo holds a strong position in the markets for industrial and garage doors, pumps and rail-vehicle brake systems. Cardo has subsidiaries in about 30 countries with the focal point resting in western Europe, and roughly 7,500 employees. The head office is in Malmö, Sweden. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1998/12/18/19981218BIT00280/bit0001.doc

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Cardo is a world-leading supplier of industrial doors and logistics systems, wastewater treatment systems, process equipment for the pulp and paper industry and garage doors. Operations are pursued in the Group’s divisions: Door & Logistics Solutions, Wastewater Technology Solutions, Pulp & Paper Solutions and Residential Garage Doors. With sales of almost SEK 10 billion and more than 6,000 employees worldwide, Cardo delivers solutions that help to solve some the toughest challenges of our time in the fields of water, transportation and energy. Corporate headquarters are located in Malmö, Sweden.

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