THE PUBLIC OFFER FOR CONVERSION RIGHTS IN ERICSSON; ACCEPTANCE PERIOD NOW CLOSED - 36 363 982 RIGHTS HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED

THE PUBLIC OFFER FOR CONVERSION RIGHTS IN ERICSSON; ACCEPTANCE PERIOD NOW CLOSED - 36 363 982 RIGHTS HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED By way of a press release on 21 July 2004, the undersigned shareholders in Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson ("Ericsson") made a public offer (the "Offer") to the future holders of so-called conversion rights in Ericsson to sell such rights to us for SEK 1.10 in cash per conversion right. The acceptance period for the Offer was 20 September - 20 October 2004. Since the acceptance period is now closed, it is hereby announced that we have acquired 36 363 982 conversion rights under the Offer, which entitle us to convert 36 363 982 B-shares in Ericsson to a corresponding number of A-shares in the company. This number of A-shares corresponds to 1,3 % of the total number of votes in Ericsson, assuming that all issued conversion rights will be exercised. The 36 363 982 conversion rights that we have acquired under the Offer, as described above, will be distributed among us as indicated below: No of conversion rights Alecta Pensionsförsäkring, ömsesidigt 2 509 115 Andra AP-fonden 2 654 571 Arbetsmarknadsförsäkringar, pensionsförsäkrings- 4 763 682 aktiebolag Fjärde AP-fonden 2 872 755 Första AP-fonden 3 090 938 Gamla Livförsäkringsaktiebolaget SEB Trygg Liv 1 963 655 Handelsbanken Fonder 2 072 747 Handelsbanken Liv Försäkrings AB 109 092 Nordea's funds in Sweden and Luxembourg 3 418 214 Robur funds 6 690 972 SEB funds 3 127 302 SPP funds 763 644 Tredje AP-fonden 2 327 295 36 363 982 Total Our holdings of shares and votes in Ericsson as of 20 October 2004 following the acquisition of conversion rights and conversion are indicated in the table below (once more it is assumed that all issued conversion rights will be exercised). Capital Votes % % Alecta Pensionsförsäkring, ömsesidigt 1,51 0,95 Andra AP-fonden 1,14 0,94 Arbetsmarknadsförsäkringar, 1,97 1,29 pensionsförsäkringsaktiebolag Fjärde AP-fonden 1,19 0,78 Första AP-fonden 1,18 0,92 Gamla Livförsäkringsaktie- 0,53 1,20 bolaget SEB Trygg Liv Handelsbanken Fonder 0,80 0,48 Handelsbanken Liv Försäkrings AB 0,01 0,04 Nordea's funds in Sweden and 1,47 0,96 Luxembourg Robur funds 2,37 1,58 SEB funds 1,22 0,82 SPP funds 0,37 0,21 Tredje AP-fonden 1,08 0,84 Total 14,84 11,01 Payment of the proceeds for the conversion rights acquired by us under the Offer will commence on 29 October 2004. For further information, please contact: Marianne Nilsson, Robur, Tel: +46 (0)8-58 59 24 15 Peter Rudman, Nordea's funds in Sweden and Luxembourg, Tel: +46 (0)733-57 70 23 Mats Guldbrand, AMF Pension, Tel: +46 (0)8-696 31 24 Björn Lind, SEB Fonder, Tel: +46 (0)705-57 28 66 Stockholm, 27 October 2004 Alecta Pensionsförsäkring, ömsesidigt Andra AP-fonden Arbetsmarknadsförsäkringar, pensionsförsäkringsaktiebolag Fjärde AP-fonden Första AP-fonden Gamla Livförsäkringsaktiebolaget SEB Trygg Liv Handelsbanken Fonder Handelsbanken Liv Försäkrings AB Nordea's funds in Sweden and Luxembourg Robur funds SEB funds SPP funds Tredje AP-fonden ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/10/27/20041027BIT20330/wkr0010.pdf

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