GUNNEBO divests lock- and door division within Fichet-Bauche

GUNNEBO divests lock- and door division within Fichet-Bauche - Letter of Intent signed with ASSA ABLOY Fichet-Bauche is the leading supplier of secure cash handling, asset protection, bank security and electronic alarm systems in France. This autumn a revised strategy has been decided for Fichet-Bauche. This means that Fichet-Bauche will actively focus on security areas with high growth such as electronic alarm systems and other security areas where the company has a leading market position. A decision to divest the lock- and door division within Fichet-Bauche has therefore been made. A Letter of Intent has been signed with ASSA ABLOY. The lock- and door division has annual sales of MFFR 170, which is 15 % of total sales within the Fichet-Bauche Group. Total sales for 1999 are expected to reach MFFR 1 200. Further information will be published not later than mid December and the divestment is estimated to be completed this year. GUNNEBO AB Information For further information please contact: Bjarne Holmqvist, President and CEO, tel. +46 (0)31-83 68 00 or Lennart Gustavsson, Senior vice president, Finance, tel. +46 (0)31-83 68 00 Christian Selosse, President Fichet-Bauche tel. +33 (0)1 34 65 65 34 Gunnebo is one of the leading manufacturers of physical security products in Europe. The Group has annual sales at the level of some SEK 6 billion (Euro 690 million) and 5 600 employees. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/11/08/19991108BIT00320/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/11/08/19991108BIT00320/bit0002.pdf

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