Pergo and HW Industries receive approval

Pergo and HW Industries receive approval As announced previously, Pergo AB and the main shareholder of Witex AG - HW Industries GmbH & Co. KG - have signed a binding agreement concerning a merger between Pergo and Witex. The agreement is that Pergo will acquire all shares in Witex owned by HW Industries. The merger between Pergo and Witex is among other things conditional upon approval from anti-trust authorities in Germany and Sweden. As announced on February 20, the German anti-trust authority has previously approved the merger. An approval from the Swedish anti-trust authority has now also been received. Trelleborg 2003-03-05 Pergo AB Corporate Communication For further information, please contact: CEO - Raimo Issal, phone number +46 410 36 31 00 CFO - Annette Kumlien, phone number +46 410 36 31 00 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/05/20030305BIT01060/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/05/20030305BIT01060/wkr0002.pdf

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Pergo is a leading flooring company with leading market positions, particularly in Europe and the US. Net sales amount to approx. SEK 2,8 billion and the number of employees is around 800. Pergo developed laminate flooring at the end of the 1970s and launched the product in Europe during the 1980s. The company started sales in the US in 1994 and later also in Asia 1995 and Latin America 1997. The company's products have been marketed under the PERGO® brand name since 1989. The company is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange's Attract 40-list. For further information about Pergo, please visit our website www.pergo.com.

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