Comment on rumors that Mekonomen Group is in dialogue about acquisition Nordic Forum

Mekonomen Group has previously announced that growth through acquisition is interesting if it is the right company at the right price. Rumors have spread to the market that the company is about to acquire the industry player Nordic Forum. Mekonomen Group confirms that dialogues are taking place with various players, including Nordic Forum, in line with the company's growth strategy.

Mekonomen Group has previously announced that Finland is a market where they want to grow through acquisitions. The company confirms that they also are in dialogue with industry players in other markets. Rumors about acquisitions will not be commented further. If an acquisition is completed, it will be communicated to the market.

"We have an ambition to grow organically and through acquisitions. We conduct ongoing dialogue with interesting players in several markets, including Nordic Forum. We intend to communicate further to the market if an acquisition is being made”, says Pehr Oscarson, President and CEO Mekonomen Group

For further information, please contact:

Pehr Oscarson, President and CEO Mekonomen Group
Telephone: 08-464 00 00

This information is information that Mekonomen AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 10:45 a.m. CET on 14 May 2018.This press release will be published in Swedish and English. The Swedish version represents the original version and has been translated into English.

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Mekonomen group is the leading spare-part chains in the Nordic region and consists of three subgroups; Meca Scandinavia, Mekonomen Nordic and Sørensen og Balchen. We offer a broad and an easily accessible range of value-for-money and innovative solutions and products for consumers and companies. Within Mekonomen Group operates the leading. Mekonomen Group has approximately 400 stores and over 2,300 workshops.