Gambro acquires clinics in Georgia, USA

Gambro acquires clinics in Georgia, USA Stockholm, Sweden, June 5, 2001 - Gambro AB (OM Stockholm Exchange: GAMBaST, GAMBbST), a leading international medical technology and healthcare company, today announced that effective as of June 1, 2001, its wholly owned US subsidiary, Gambro Healthcare, Inc., has acquired all of the dialysis related assets owned by Dialysis Service Group of Savannah, LLC. These assets include five clinics that serve over 260 hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients in Savannah, Hinesville, Reidsville and Springfield, Georgia. "We are very excited about adding Dialysis Service Group of Savannah, LLC into the Gambro family. With this acquisition, Gambro now owns and operates 41 dialysis clinics within the state of Georgia, which currently makes Gambro the largest provider in this state," says Larry Buckelew, President and CEO of Gambro Healthcare US. "Focus for Gambro Healthcare US in the immediate future remains on internal processes and leverage for our new organizational and management structure in order to improve both care and business quality. During this phase there will be fewer acquisitions than were implemented previously and investments in new business opportunities will be made using highly selective criteria." Gambro now owns, operates, manages or provides consulting services to approximately 525 dialysis centers in the United States that serve over 39,000 patients across 33 states and the District of Columbia. Gambro Healthcare is a leading provider of kidney dialysis services in the US. Gambro is a fully integrated service provider of renal replacement therapy. Its activities include physician practice management, dialysis services, and clinical laboratory services. For further information please contact: Bengt Modéer, Investor Relations, tel. +46-8-613 65 00, +46-70-513 65 33 Karin Avasalu, Corporate Communications, tel. +46-8-613 65 00, +46-70- 513 65 99 Kevin Smith, President Gambro Inc., Investor Relations US, tel. +1-303 231 4750 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/05/20010605BIT00130/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/05/20010605BIT00130/bit0001.pdf

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