Closing of share swap agreement and repurchase of own shares

Closing of share swap agreement and repurchase of own shares Addtech has today closed the share swap agreement entered into with Svenska Handelsbanken in connection with a planned incentive program. For further information, refer to the Company's semiannual report. The closing has no effect on earnings. Addtech has today repurchased 1,331,400 of its own class B shares, which also constitutes the Company's total number of shares held in treasury. These shares constitute 4.8 percent of the total number of shares outstanding and 3.5 percent of the votes. The shares have been purchased at a price of SEK 40.50 each. With this purchase, Addtech has secured the Company's undertaking according to the option program for members of senior management resolved by the general meeting of shareholders held December 17, 2001. Stockholm, December 18, 2001 For further information, contact Roger Bergqvist, President, Addtech AB, +46 8 470 49 04 or Kennet Göransson, CFO, Addtech AB, +46 8 470 49 10 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download:

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Addtech is a technology trading group that provides technological and economic value added in the link between manufacturers and customers. Addtech operates in selected niches in the market for advanced technology products and solutions. Its customers primarily operate in the manufacturing industry and infrastructure. Addtech has about 2,900 employees in more than 130 subsidiaries that operate under their own brands. The Group has annual sales of more than SEK 10 billion. Addtech is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.