Invitation to press conference

INVITATION TO PRESS CONFERENCE Ratos and 3i invites you to a press conference today at 10 a.m. at Salénhuset, room Olympia, Norrlandsgatan 15 in Stockholm, relating to the offer to Atle´s shareholders made by Ratos and 3i The offer will be presented by: Arne Karlsson, CEO Ratos Richard Summers, Director 3i Paul Waller, Executive Director 3i Lars Gårdö, CEO Atle Ratos is a listed private equity company. The business concept is to maximise shareholder value over time by investing in, developing and divesting primarily unlisted companies. Ratos thus offers stock market players a unique investment opportunity. The net asset value of Ratos's investments is approximately SEK 10 billion. Current holdings include Camfil, Capona, Dahl, DataVis, Esselte, Exceed, Q-Labs, Scandic Hotels, Superfos, Telelogic and Telia Overseas. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/19/20010219BIT00040/bit0002.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/19/20010219BIT00040/bit0002.pdf

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