Electrolux holds 5.0% of own shares

Electrolux holds 5.0% of own shares (ELUX) On December 17, 2003 Electrolux repurchased 400,000 own shares of series-B, at an average price of SEK 152.59. After this transaction, the Company holds 16,323,872 own B-shares, corresponding to 5.0% of the share capital and 3.9% of the voting rights. The total number of shares in AB Electrolux amounts to 324,100,000. The Electrolux Group is the world's largest producer of powered appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use, such as refrigerators, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, chainsaws, lawn mowers, and garden tractors. Every year, customers in more than 150 countries buy more than 55 million Electrolux Group products for both consumer and professional use sold under famous brands such as AEG, Electrolux, Zanussi, Frigidaire, Eureka and Husqvarna. In 2002, Electrolux had sales of SEK 133.2 billion and 82,000 employees. Further information For further information, please contact Investor Relations at +46 8 738 60 03. Electrolux Press Hotline is available at +46 8 657 65 07. For cancellation of or changes to this fax distribution service, please return this document, with your name, company, and fax number, stating what you want to change, to fax no +46 8 738 70 90. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/17/20031217BIT00810/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/17/20031217BIT00810/wkr0002.pdf

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Electrolux shapes living for the better by reinventing taste, care and wellbeing experiences, making life more enjoyable and sustainable for millions of people. As a leading global appliance company, we place the consumer at the heart of everything we do. Through our brands, including Electrolux, AEG, Anova, Frigidaire, Westinghouse and Zanussi, we sell more than 60 million household and professional products in more than 150 markets every year. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com.

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