VATTENFALL'S AGM: FAR-SIGHTED EUROPEAN STRATEGY SHOWS RESULTS

Vattenfall's AGM: Far-sighted European strategy shows results "Vattenfall is continuing to do well. The company's good results should be seen in the light of a number of strategic decisions taken in the 1990s, in order to adapt the company to entirely new conditions," said Chairman of the Board Dag Klackenberg at Vattenfall's Annual General Meeting, which was held in Stockholm today. "The deregulated European common market for energy has fundamentally changed the conditions governing Vattenfall's operations," said Vattenfall's President and CEO, Lars G Josefsson. "Just over ten years ago, Vattenfall was still a public utility and was entirely based in Sweden. Today, Vattenfall is a limited company with its focal point in Europe. The concept of Europe has influenced, and will continue to influence, Vattenfall's future in a decisive way. The co-operation across national borders is strengthening our operations in the respective countries. Together we now have a better, larger, and stronger base for our operations in terms of capital, know-how and management," said Lars G Josefsson. The AGM adopted the accounts for Vattenfall AB and the Vattenfall Group, discharged the members of the board and the President of liability and decided on the distribution of profits. The total profit at the disposal of the general meeting was SEK 9,710,319,128. Of this amount SEK 1,485,000,000 will be distributed to the shareholder and SEK 8,225,319,128 will be carried forward. The AGM appointed eight board members, all re-elected from the preceding year. These are Dag Klackenberg, Anette Brodin Rampe, Christer Bådholm, Peter Fallenius, Jan Grönlund, Lars G Josefsson, Peter Lindell and Elisabet Salander Björklund. Carl-Gustaf Angelin, was also appointed as a board member trade union representative of the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers (CF). The AGM stipulated overall board fees of SEK 1.6 million and a special fee relating to committee work of SEK 240 000, that is a total of SEK 1 840 000. From Vattenfall's Press Office, telephone: +46 8 739 50 10. For more information, please contact: Knut Leman, Vice President Communications, Vattenfall AB, telephone +46-(0)8-739 5032. Martin May, Group Press Officer, Vattenfall AB, telephone +46-(0)8-739 52 70. Vattenfall's vision is to be a leading European energy company. Vattenfall's main products are electricity and heat. Today, Vattenfall generates power and supplies energy to several million customers in the Nordic region and northern Europe. The largest electricity customers are industrial plants and energy companies. For more information, see www.vattenfall.com . Under NEWS & COMMENTS you will find media service, including Press Releases and Key Events. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/04/10/20030410BIT01190/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/04/10/20030410BIT01190/wkr0002.pdf

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Vattenfall’s vision is to be a leading European energy company. Vattenfall’s main products are electricity and heat. Today, Vattenfall generates electricity, produces heat and supplies energy to several million customers in the Nordic countries and northern Europe. The major customers are industrial plants, energy companies, municipalities, property companies and housing associations. For further information, please see www.vattenfall.com. The media service section, including a picture archive and Vattenfall’s press releases, can be found under News & Comments.

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