Change to class action lawsuit against American Skandia turned down

Change to class action lawsuit against American Skandia turned down On 31 July 2003 Senior Judge Milton Pollack of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a decision and order in Donovan v. American Skandia Life Assurance Corp. et. al. dismissing the entire case with prejudice. In a press release on 4 September 2003, Skandia announced that the attorneys for the plaintiffs had filed a Notice of Appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and that the plaintiffs had - after making a marginal adjustment to their lawsuit - filed a motion asking Judge Pollack to alter his dismissal ruling. Judge Pollack has now made a decision on the adjustment of the suit. This, too, has been turned down. Judge Pollack does not feel that the adjustment that the plaintiffs have made to their lawsuit in any way changes his previous ruling that their case is clearly without merit. Their request for a reconsideration has therefore been turned down. The rejection of the change in the lawsuit does not affect the appeal that has been filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As previously disclosed, Skandia Insurance Company Ltd is liable for the outcome of this case as a result of the agreement with Prudential Financial, Inc., concerning the sale of American Skandia. For further informations, please contact: Harry Vos, Head of Investor Relations, phone + 46-8 -788 25 00 Gunilla Svensson, press secretary, phone + 46-8-788 25 00 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/09/08/20030908BIT00340/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/09/08/20030908BIT00340/wkr0002.pdf

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