The Board Directors purchase IBS options

The Board Directors purchase IBS options Five Board Members of IBS AB, Kåre Gilstring, Kai Hammerich, Sigrun Hjelmquist, Lars V Kylberg and Stig Nordfelt, have purchased call options, issued by the majority shareholder, Catella Holding AB. The options entitle each owner to purchase 40,000 IBS B shares during the period 1 September, 2003 to 28 February, 2004. For more information, please contact: Staffan Ahlberg, CEO, IBS Christina Wågström, Investor Relations, IBS AB AB Tel: Tel. +46 (0)8 6272420, +46 (0)8 6272460, +46 (0)70 6272460 +46 (0)70 6272420 Email: staffan Email: IBS AB, with headquarters in Stockholm, is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The IBS Group is a world-leading international supplier of web- enabled business and supply chain management software and professional services for large and mid-sized companies. IBS has some 2,400 employees and 5,000 customers in more than 40 countries. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT The following files are available for download:

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