Gambro won tax ruling

Gambro won tax ruling Stockholm, Sweden, November 27, 2003 Gambro AB (Stockholmsbörsen: GAMBaST, GAMBbST), a leading international medical technology and healthcare company, today announced that the Lower Tax Court (Länsrätten) has confirmed the advance ruling by the Supreme Administrative Court regarding the fiscal acquisition value of previously divested ABB shares. The ruling means that Gambro has been given access to approximately MSEK 2,182 of carry-forward losses with a tax effect of MSEK 611. Together with an earlier ruling this corresponds to a tax saving of MSEK 894, which will be recognized as income in the fourth quarter 2003. There will not be any cash flow effect in 2003, but tax payments will be reduced in the coming years. The ruling might be appealed. The fiscal acquisition value of the ABB shares have earlier been questioned by the tax authorities. Information concerning the fiscal acquisition value has been given in Gambro's Annual Report for 2002. For further information please contact: Lars Granlöf, Senior Vice President, CFO, tel. +46-8-613 65 48, +46-70- 513 65 48 Bengt Modéer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, tel. +46- 8-613 65 33, +46-70-513 65 33 Pia Irell, Investor Relations Director, Corporate Finance, tel. +46-8- 613 65 91, +46-70-513 65 91 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/11/27/20031127BIT00190/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/11/27/20031127BIT00190/wkr0002.pdf