Dates for the release of its quarterly preliminary results statements for 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 January 2001 Metro International S.A. ("Metro") today announced the following dates for the release of its quarterly preliminary results statements for 2001: Q4 2000 and Full Year Report 21 February 2001 Q1 2001 Interim Report 26 April 2001 Q2 2001 Interim Report 8 August 2001 Q3 2001 Interim Report 25 October 2001 Metro International S.A. publishes and distributes free daily newspapers, comprising 17 editions in 13 countries: Stockholm ('Metro' & 'Everyday'), Gothenburg ('Metro'), Malmö ('Metro'), Helsinki ('Metro'), Prague ('Metro'), Budapest ('Metro'), Holland ('Metro'), Zurich ('Metropol'), Santiago ('MTG'), Rome ('Metro'), Philadelphia ('Metro'), Toronto ('Metro'), Buenos Aires ('PubliMetro'), Milan ('Metro'), Warsaw ('Metro') and Athens ('Metrorama'). Metro International S.A. 'A' and 'B' shares are listed on the Stockholms Börsinformation (SBI) and on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbols 'MTROA' and 'MTROB'. For further detail, please email info@sharedvalue.net: Metro International S.A. 75, Route de Longwy LU-8080 Bertrange, Luxembourg ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/01/26/20010126BIT00770/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/01/26/20010126BIT00770/bit0002.pdf