Employee share option scheme sale concluded

EMPLOYEE SHARE OPTION SCHEME SALE CONCLUDED Following the approval from the extraordinary general meeting of Hagströmer & Qviberg AB held on October 24, 2000, the sale of share options to employees of Hagströmer & Qviberg AB has been concluded. The offering, which was heavily oversubscribed, encompasses a total of 217,755 common shares corresponding to 4.0 percent of the total number of outstanding shares and votes after full dilution with regard to already outstanding share options. Questions may be directed to Chief Executive Officer, Mr Anders Böös, tel +46 8-696 17 00. Hagströmer & Qviberg (H&Q) is one of the leading brokerage firms in Scandinavia. H&Q operates through two business units; H&Q Technology and H&Q Private Banking. H&Q Technology's activities include research, corporate finance, trading and institutional brokerage. H&Q Technology's activities are directed towards the technology sector and the companies that form the foundation of the New Economy. Main target groups are European technology companies and global institutional investors. H&Q Private Banking provides asset management, brokerage and financial planning for private individuals, companies and foundations. H&Q has offices outside Sweden in Geneva, Luxembourg, New York and Oslo. H&Q employs a total of 334 persons as of September 30 and has a market capitalization exceeding one billion Swedish kronor. H&Q is listed on the OM Stockholm Exchange with the ticker HAGQ. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/11/22/20001122BIT01160/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/11/22/20001122BIT01160/bit0002.pdf