Head of information

HEAD OF INFORMATION APPOINTED AT RATOS Today Anna-Karin Eliasson has been appointed Head of Information of Förvaltnings AB Ratos. Since 1993 she has been Investor Relations Officer at FöreningsSparbanken (Swedbank). Anna-Karin will take up her new position in September. "During the past year Ratos has refocused its operations towards an active ownership strategy with holdings predominantly in non-listed companies. As a result, the focus is now on adding shareholder value through the acquisition, development and sale of companies. Meanwhile, the share of listed stocks in Ratos' portfolio will be reduced. With the new strategy we have identified the further need of a focused communications strategy which actively supports the Company´s operations. By appointing Anna-Karin Eliasson to this new position, we intend to accomplish this," says Ratos' CEO, Arne Karlsson. "For a number of years, Ratos has proved to be an outstanding company regarding its communications with shareholders. I very much look forward to building on this tradition while also actively contributing to realising Ratos' new strategy," says Anna-Karin Eliasson. For further information, please contact Arne Karlsson, President of Ratos, telephone +46 8 700 17 00 Ratos is an owner company whose business concept, over a period of time, is to create the highest possible yield for its shareholders through professional, active and responsible exercising of the ownership role in a number of selected companies and investment situations in which Ratos creates a unique investment opportunity for the players on the stockmarket. Added values will be created in connection with acquisitions, development and sale of companies. The net asset value amounts to more than SEK 8 billion and consists of Active holdings and an Asset management. Active holdings are Dahl, Esselte, Scandic Hotels, ACE, Capona, Telelogic, Telia Overseas and TV8. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/06/11/19990611BIT00060/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/06/11/19990611BIT00060/bit0002.pdf

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