Investor's participation in ABB's new rights issue

Investor's participation in ABB's new rights issue Investor has subscribed for its pro-rata share of ABB's new rights issue corresponding to 84,047,411 shares, or CHF 336 million. After the new rights issue, Investor's direct shareholding in ABB totals 204,115,142 shares corresponding to 10.0 percent of the votes and capital. INVESTOR AB For further information: Fredrik Lindgren, Vice President, Corporate Communications, +46 8 614 2031, +46 70 624 2031 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/10/20031210BIT00150/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/12/10/20031210BIT00150/wkr0002.pdf

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