Sardus increases subordinated loan by SEK 50 million

AB Sardus is increasing the 2002 subordinated loan amounting to SEK 100 M, which is a private placement to institutional investors, to SEK 150 M. The subordinated loan is managed by SEB Merchant Banking. The purpose is to create additional conditions for continued expan-sion through acquisition as well as organic growth. The increased loan strengthens Sardus' risk capital, which facilitates additional loans. The loan, which is listed on Stockholmbörsen's monthly list for bond loans, has a remaining lifetime of about three years. "Having a strong capital base will facilitate the financing of future acquisitions," says Sardus President Ragnar Bringert. Helsingborg, December 12, 2003 AB SARDUS (publ) Ragnar Bringert President For further information, contact President Ragnar Bringert on Tel: +46 (0)42-37 02 50 or +46 (0)70-593 62 73 or CFO Henrik Ljung on Tel: +46 (0)70-829 29 48.