Ratos sells its holding in Telelogic

Ratos sells its holding in Telelogic Today, Ratos AB sold the major part of its holding Telelogic or 15,221,556 shares which correspond to 8.2 % of the capital in Telelogic. The divestment gives Ratos an exit gain of SEK 84m. "Now when we step back from our ownership role in Telelogic after almost four years, we can note that we have been involved in a strong growth phase in an exciting company of the future. Our investment has also provided a good return," says CEO Arne Karlsson commenting on today's deal. The average annual return on Ratos's investment in Telelogic is over 100%. After the sale, Ratos owns 310,000 shares in Telelogic which will be placed in Ratos's short-term trading portfolio. For further information, please contact: Arne Karlsson, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00 Clara Bolinder-Lundberg, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 70 719 84 43 Financial calendar 2002: Year-end report for 2001 21 February Three-month report 13 May Six-month report 26 August Nine-month report 13 November Annual General Meeting 10 April 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 9 billion. Ratos's holdings include Arcorus, Atle Industri, Camfil, Capona, Dahl, DataVis, DIAB, Dynal Biotech, Esselte, Exceed, Gadelius KK, Haendig, Haglöfs, Hilding Anders, Hilton Group, HL Display, Industri Kapital, Intervect, Kronans Droghandel, Lindab, Martinsson, Programmera, Q-Labs, Superfos and Telia Overseas. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/11/19/20011119BIT00680/bit0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/11/19/20011119BIT00680/bit0001.pdf

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