Observer integrates brands under a new name

Observer integrates brands under a new name - The services of the Communications division are gathered under the new name Waymaker The current brands in Observer's division Communications, and the recently acquired News Online group, are integrated and gathered under a new brand - Waymaker. The services are presently marketed by BIT in Sweden, Finland and Denmark and under various brands in the United Kingdom, Norway and Germany. Waymaker becomes the common brand for communications solutions for clients, mainly within IR and PR. The division builds databases with facts on strategically important target groups in the media and the financial markets. The clients are also offered tools and channels for distribution and publication of business information as well as evaluation of communication activities. "Waymaker's integrated concept allows us to gather the competence of the whole division within selection of target groups, distribution/publishing, collection of the exposure and analysis of the results of the IR and PR process. We believe that the integration will further strengthen our position and create opportunities for a continuos growth in this area", says the CEO of Observer AB, Robert Lundberg. About Observer AB Observer AB, quoted on the O-list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange, has a turn over slightly over SEK 1.1 billion on a rolling twelve-month basis, with around 1,900 employees in the United kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. For further information, please contact: Robert Lundberg, President and CEO, phone: +46 8 507 410 10, e-post robert.lundberg@observergroup.com Caspar Settergren, Managing Director, Waymaker Nordic phone: +46 8 507 418 10/ +46 708 63 62 52, e-post caspar.settergren@waymaker.se Per Blixt, Senior VP Corporate Communications, phone +46 8 507 410 12/ +46 705 49 28 08, e-post per.blixt@observergroup.com This press release is also available online at: www.observergroup.com and www.waymaker.net ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/05/20010604BIT00240/bit0002.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/05/20010604BIT00240/bit0002.pdf

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