Sydkraft increases holding in Norwegian Hafslund

Sydkraft increases holding in Norwegian Hafslund Sydkraft has acquired 4,650,576 B shares, corresponding to 4.03 percent of the share capital, in the listed Norwegian company Hafslund AS from Vattenfall. The total purchase price was SEK 174 M. Following this transaction, Sydkraft holds a total of 23,803,066 A shares and 6,654,201 B shares in Hafslund. The holding corresponds to 34.9 percent of the voting rights and 26.4 percent of the share capital in the Norwegian company. "Our increase in Hafslund further underlines our involvement in the Norwegian electricity market," says Sydkraft CEO Lars Frithiof. For further information, please contact Sydkraft's Senior Vice President, Information and Public Affairs, Stieg Claesson, telephone: +46 4+0 25 55 02, or mobile +46 70 515 55 02. Released by: Sydkraft AB (publ) Stieg Claesson Information www.sydkraft.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/06/20010606BIT00670/bit0002.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/06/06/20010606BIT00670/bit0002.pdf

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