Securitas divests Employee Screening Business in the USA

Securitas divests Employee Screening Business in the USA As part of the ongoing restructuring and focusing on the core business activities in the US operations, Securitas has through Pinkerton´s Inc reached an agreement with ChoicePoint Inc (NYSE:CPS) in the USA to divest the Employee Screening Business. This business was a part of the Business Area Consulting and Investigations within the division Security Services USA and specializes in background and security screenings of employees. The transaction requires regulatory approval and is not expected to impact the sales and income of the Securitas Group significantly. Further information can be obtained from Thomas Berglund, President and CEO tel +44 8432 6551 and Håkan Winberg, Executive Vice President and CFO tel +44 8432 6554 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/07/02/20010702BIT00820/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/07/02/20010702BIT00820/bit0001.pdf

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