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VOLVO LARGEST BUS BRAND IN SWEDEN AND NORDIC REGION Again in 2002, Volvo Buses was the distinct market leader in Sweden and increased its market share from 52.4% to 57.1% in the over-12-ton total weight class. In addition, Volvo was the largest bus brand in the Nordic region, in which the company increased its market share from 47% to 52.7%. A total of 896 buses were registered in the Swedish market in 2002, compared with 815 in 2001. The total market in the Nordic region also rose during 2002, from 1,766 to 2,104 registered vehicles. Volvo Buses also made a breakthrough in 2002 in Estonia as a result of the order from Tallinna Autobussikoondise AS for 15 Volvo 8500 buses. With an infrastructure that favors bus transportation, Estonia is a growing market for buses. The order for the Volvo 8500 is the result of the first open EU tendering for city busses in the country. The 15 buses will be delivered in April 2003. Volvo Buses Estonian partner Balvo AS has two of its own service centers and a subcontractor workshop. Two additional workshops are planned. January 27, 2003 For further information contac: Ulf Arensberg tel +46 31 66 66 50 The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 71,000 people, has production facilities in 25 countries and sells their products in more than 185 markets. Annual sales of the Volvo Group amount to 18 billion euro. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquarterd in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on the stock exchanges in Stockholm, London, Brussels and Frankfurt and on NASDAQ in the US. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: