Investor comits to subscribe SEK 5bn. of Ericssons´s rights issue

Investor commits to subscribe SEK 5 bn. of Ericsson's rights issue Investor AB has committed to subscribe SEK 5 bn. of Ericsson's SEK 30 bn. rights issue. This amount includes Investor's pro rata share of approximately SEK 1.5 bn. that Investor announced on April 22, 2002, that it would subscribe. The additional subscription of approximately SEK 3.5 bn. will lead to shares being acquired only if the shares offered in the rights issue are not fully subscribed. Investor's commitment to subscribe is part of the arrangement that Ericsson announced earlier today, which also includes an underwriting agreement with its financial advisors. In a comment, Marcus Wallenberg, President and CEO of Investor said: "Investor is a long-term owner and we continue to believe in Ericsson and its future potential. A successful rights issue is important and positive for Ericsson and thereby also for Investor and its shareholders." INVESTOR AB For further information: Fredrik Lindgren, Vice President, Corporate Communications: +46 8 614 2031, +46 70 624 20 31 Not for distribution in Australia, Canada and Japan ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/07/19/20020719BIT00060/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/07/19/20020719BIT00060/wkr0002.pdf

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