Publication of Trelleborg´s 2002 Annual Report

Publication of Trelleborg's 2002 Annual Report Trelleborg AB's Annual Report for fiscal 2002 is being published today on the Group website at www.trelleborg.com and has been simultaneously distributed to Trelleborg's shareholders. Copies of the Annual Report can be ordered via the Internet or through Trelleborg's Corporate Communications Department, telephone: +46 (0)410-670 00. "Strong efficiency-enhancement measures during the year created a solid base for increased competitiveness and continued growth," writes Group CEO Fredrik Arp in the Annual Report. He describes a stable Trelleborg, which strengthened its position in several markets during the year. At the same time, the Group implemented a range of measures to increase the efficiency of its operations. The 2002 Annual Report focuses on the Group's strategies and innovative strengths. Farsighted strategies combined with concrete actions to counter the effects of an uncertain economic climate form the base for continued expansion, which will be achieved through both organic and acquired growth. "Given the prevailing business climate, organic growth is becoming an increasingly important goal," underlines Fredrik Arp. For further information, please contact Trelleborg AB's Vice President, Corporate Communications, Viktoria Bergman, +46 (0)410 - 670 94 or +46 (0)708 - 47 57 33. Trelleborg is a global industrial group. Operations are based on spearhead competence within polymer materials and a high level of industrial know-how, combined with functional solutions and systems designed to meet the needs of customers. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of approximately SEK 18 billion, with about 15,000 employees in 40 countries. Trelleborg consists of four business areas: Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, Trelleborg Engineered Systems and Trelleborg Building Systems. The Trelleborg share has been quoted on the A List of Stockholmsbörsen since 1964. www.trelleborg.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/18/20030318BIT00990/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/18/20030318BIT00990/wkr0002.pdf

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