Ratos - annual general meeting

RATOS - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Dividend SEK 5.50 The Annual General Meeting of Ratos, held yesterday, approved the proposed dividend of SEK 5.50 per share. The record date will be 10 April and dividend payments through VPC are expected to be made on 17 April. Göran Lindahl new member of the Board At the Meeting, Göran Lindahl was elected as a new member of the Board which thus increased to nine members. Existing Board members Olof Stenhammar (Chairman), Lars Berg, Peggy Bruzelius, Harry Faulkner, Göran Grosskopf, Arne Karlsson, Jan Söderberg and Per-Olof Söderberg were re- elected. Share buy-back The Meeting decided to authorise the Board, during the period until the next Annual General Meeting, to decide on a buy-back of a maximum of 7% of the company's shares. Buy-backs will be effected on Stockholmsbörsen. Reduction of share capital The Meeting decided that the company's share capital should be reduced by SEK 8.2m through cancellation of 657,800 shares. Incentive programme The Meeting decided to issue a maximum of 500,000 call options on repurchased shares. The call options will be offered to a maximum of 15 key people. Söderberg Journalist Prize At the conclusion of the Meeting, the Söderberg Journalist Prize for Medicine was presented. The prize is worth SEK 150,000 and was awarded to journalist Inger Atterstam, Svenska Dagbladet. Stockholm, 5 April 2001 Ratos AB (publ) For additional information, please contact: Clara Bolinder-Lundberg Head of Corporate Communications, +46 8 700 17 49 or +46 70 719 84 43 Financial calendar: Interim Report, January-March 9 May Interim Report, January-June 24 August Interim Report, January-September 13 November Ratos is a listed private equity company. The business concept is to maximise shareholder value over time by investing in, developing and divesting primarily unlisted companies. Ratos thus offers stock market players a unique investment opportunity. The net asset value of Ratos's investments is approximately SEK 10 billion. Ratos's holdings include Camfil, Capona, Dahl, DataVis, Esselte, Exceed, Q-Labs, Scandic Hotels, Superfos, Telelogic and Telia Overseas. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/06/20010406BIT00170/bit0002.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/06/20010406BIT00170/bit0002.pdf

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