Framfab and AstraZeneca sign general agreement

Framfab and AstraZeneca sign general agreement As a result of the two-year general agreement, Framfab will become a priority supplier of AstraZeneca's IT services. Covering all of AstraZeneca's Swedish operations, the agreement also contains a renewal clause. Framfab had already been providing AstraZeneca with solutions in a number of areas. The new general agreement sets the stage for expanded collaboration with additional units of AstraZeneca's various business areas. - In the words of Christer Lundberg, Senior Manager, Swedish Purchasing Coordination Group, AstraZeneca AB, "We want to use the Internet to support development, research, and the introduction and marketing of our products, as well as to boost productivity and minimize costs. Framfab has the ability to generate the goodwill we are looking for in Internet-based technology." The agreement, which covers both traditional consulting services and more complex projects, will pave the way for the creation of added value in AstraZeneca's future Internet development. Among the areas affected are: global launches of new drugs and advertising campaigns, portals for training doctors and employees, expertise portals, recruitment support, applications for clinical trials, and the maintenance & management of applications. - CEO Christian Haeger of Framfab Sweden comments, "Working with a leading international pharmaceutical company like AstraZeneca poses a major challenge. We believe that we can contribute our many years of experience with user-oriented digital solutions to strengthen AstraZeneca's brands and enhance the company's interactions with its customers and employees." For more information, please contact: Christian Haeger, CEO, Framfab Sweden +46 709 41 21 47, christian.haeger@framfab.se Christer Lundberg, Senior Manager, AstraZeneca +46 8 553 265 96, christer.lundberg@astrazeneca.com Anders Ekman, CEO, Framfab AB +46 8 41 00 10 00, anders.ekman@framfab.se Tobias Bülow, Group Communications Manager, Framfab AB +46 709 73 75 16, tobias.bulow@framfab.se Framfab is a leading provider of consulting services and business solutions based on Internet technology. Most of Framfab's customers are big international companies, including 3M, AXA, the Coca-Cola Company, Danske Bank, Electrolux, Ericsson, Hydro Texaco, IKEA, Kellogg's, Maersk Sealand, NEC Packard-Bell, Nike, Observer, Postbank, Quelle Versicherungen, SAAB, Volvo Car Corporation, Volvo Group and UBS. Framfab operates in Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. The company is quoted on the O list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange (ticker symbol FTID). For more information, please visit www.framfab.com. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/15/20020815BIT00220/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/15/20020815BIT00220/wkr0002.pdf