Metro launches new afternoon newspaper in Stockholm

METRO LAUNCHES NEW AFTERNOON NEWSPAPER IN STOCKHOLM Metro International S.A. (MTROA / MTROB) (Metro International) today announced the launch of a new free daily newspaper in Stockholm called 'Everyday', which will be published each afternoon, Monday through Friday, and distributed through selected retail outlets in Stockholm and outside the city's subway stations. Metro International is printing 200,000 copies of the new newspaper each day and the first edition of 'Everyday' will be available later today in Stockholm. 'Everyday' editions will be distributed free of charge, in colour, and will carry headline local, national and international news in a tabloid format. The latest report by independent surveyor SIFO confirmed that the Swedish editions of 'Metro' have an average daily readership of 952,000. The launch of 'Everyday' can be seen as a first step in the closer co- operation between Metro International and the everyday.com portal, which is 50% owned by Metro International's former parent company, Modern Times Group MTG AB and 50% owned by Netcom AB. Metro International S.A. publishes and distributes free daily newspapers, comprising 13 editions in 11 countries: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Helsinki, Prague, Budapest, Holland, Newcastle, Zurich, Santiago, Rome, Philadelphia and Toronto. Metro International S.A. 'A' and 'B' shares are listed on the SBI list in Stockholm and on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbols MTROA and MTROB. For further information, please visit www.clubmetro.com or contact: Matthew Hooper Shared Value Limited +44 20 7321 5010 info@sharedvalue.net Metro International S.A. 75, Route de Longwy LU-8080 Bertrange, Luxembourg ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/08/28/20000828BIT00060/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/08/28/20000828BIT00060/bit0002.pdf

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