Trelleborg – January 2, 2007. Pergo AB ("Pergo") (PERG), a leading international flooring company, today announced that it has successfully settled the arbitration case initiated by the bankrupt estate of Witex AG against Pergo Holding BV in June 2004. The settlement also included any and all other outstanding disputes with Witex. The settlement requires a cash payment of EUR 325,000 to Pergo, as well as the transfer of the and internet domains, which were registered by Witex, to Pergo.

Frida Rosenholm, Vice President and General Counsel, commented: "We have now successfully settled eleven major litigations in the last eighteen months. These settlements have lead to substantial payments and acknowledgements of our intellectual property rights by third parties. The litigations and subsequent settlements demonstrate our commitment to protecting and enhancing our market-leading positions and intellectual property, while at the same time moderating our overall legal costs.”

This settled arbitration related to a Share Purchase, Subscription and Partnership Agreement entered into between Pergo and Witex in 2000.


For further information, please visit or contact:

Frida Rosenholm
Vice President and General Counsel
Tel: +46 8 790 38 84

Matthew Hooper
Investor Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 5010

Pergo is a leading international flooring company with established market positions in Europe and the USA. Pergo generated net sales of over SEK 3 billion in 2005 and employs over 600 people. Pergo developed laminate flooring at the end of the 1970s and launched its product in Europe during the 1980s. The Company began selling its products in the US in 1994, in Asia in 1995, and in Latin America in 1997. The Company’s products have been marketed under the PERGO® brand since 1989 and under the SimpleSolutions brand since 2005.

The Company’s shares are listed in the Mid Cap Industrials sector of the Nordic Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘PERG’.

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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



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