JM sells JM Maskinservice to Cramo for MSEK 75

JM sells JM Maskinservice to Cramo for MSEK 75 JM has sold operations in JM Maskinservice, including all storage units, machinery and equipment sheds, to Cramo. The purchase price is MSEK 75, although with a possibility for Cramo to receive compensation from JM for certain future costs, providing a realised profit of approximately MSEK 30. Some 50 JM employees will be offered employment in Cramo. At the same time, the parties will sign a long-term collaboration agreement under which Cramo will cover the JM Group's machinery needs in Sweden. "The sale is a further step in JM's specialisation as a modern project developer. The parts of the organisation that are not consistent with core operations are being looked over, and JM Maskinservice is an example of activities that can't be considered essential to the Group. November last year JM sold the two painting firms, one in Eskilstuna and one in Borlänge, for the same reason. With Cramo as the new owner, we can secure our long-term machinery requirements and reduce costs for machinery rents. JM will retain the property in Järfälla in which JM Maskinservice's office is housed and will sign a long-term lease with Cramo as the tenant", comments Carl Eric Stålberg, President and CEO of JM. For additional information, contact Regional Manager Ove Sandin, JM AB, telephone: +46-8-782 87 17. Stockholm, 7 February 2000 JM AB Group Staff Communications This press release is also available at ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download:

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JM is one of the leading developers of housing and residential areas in the Nordic region. Operations focus on new production of homes in attractive locations, with the main focus on expanding metropolitan areas and university towns in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Belgium. We are also involved in project development of commercial premises and contract work, primarily in the Greater Stockholm area. JM seeks to promote long-term quality and environmental considerations in all its operations. Annual sales total approximately SEK 17 billion and the company has about 2,500 employees. JM is a public limited company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, in the Large Cap segment.