Opus Group AB (publ) has successfully issued a bond of SEK 200 million in the Swedish bond market

Today, Opus Group issued a four year senior unsecured bond for SEK 200 million with a maturity date of October 17, 2017. The bond has a coupon of 3 month STIBOR + 4.5%. Opus Group will apply for a listing of the bond on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Swedbank AB (publ) has acted as the sole book runner.

“This is the first time that Opus Group has issued a bond, and we are very pleased with the strong interest from investors, which led to a heavily oversubscribed book. The issuance of the bond signifies that Opus Group is diversifying its financial structure and increasing operational flexibility. The funds will primarily be used to repay the vendor note received from AB Svensk Bilprovning in connection with Opus Group’s acquisition of Besiktningskluster 1 AB (today Opus Bilprovning AB) in November 2012. The remainder of the funds will be used to finance ongoing operations,” said Magnus Greko, President and CEO of Opus Group AB.

For additional information, please contact
Magnus Greko
President and CEO
Phone: 46 31 748 34 00
E-mail: magnus.greko@opus.se

Peter Stenström
Investor Relations
Phone: 46 765 25 84 93
E-mail: peter.stenstrom@opus.se

Opus Group is a leading company in vehicle inspection technology and vehicle inspection program operations. The Group has two main business areas which consist of vehicle inspection and equipment. Opus Group is one of the market leaders in vehicle inspection operations in the US and Sweden. Opus Bilprovning has 71 vehicle inspection stations in Sweden. Opus Inspection operates vehicle inspection programs in the U.S., Bermuda and Peru and is active in sales and service of emission control equipment in North America and Mexico. Through the subsidiaries, Opus Equipment and J&B Maskinteknik, Opus Group conducts production, sales and service of vehicle inspection equipment for vehicle inspection companies and vehicle workshops. Opus Groups revenues amounted to approx. SEK 469 million in 2012. Opus Group’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.

FFFS 2007:17 (10 kap 11§) (SFSA rules) - the information is price sensitive and must therefore be disclosed under the Securities Market Act (2077:528).

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Opus is a technology driven growth company in the vehicle inspection and vehicle services markets. The company has a strong focus on customer service and innovative technology within emission and safety testing and vehicle services. Opus’ plan is to double its revenues to reach USD 400 million in revenues and USD 100 million in EBITDA by 2021. The main growth is estimated to come from the expansion of the vehicle communication and services business and the international expansion of the vehicle inspection business with a primary focus on the Latin American and Asian markets. Opus is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Opus has 30 regional offices of which 20 are located in the United States and the others in Stockholm, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Germany (dormant), Mexico and Pakistan. Opus has production facilities in the U.S. in Hartford, Ann Arbor and Tucson. The Opus share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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