Yesterday, the acceptance period for Scania’s offer to the shareholders of Ainax expired. Scania will communicate the outcome of the offer on 22 February 2005.
For further information, please contact:
• Eric Österberg, Vice President Corporate Relations, tel. +46 8 553 858 83
• Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, tel +46 8 553 856 62
The Offer was not directed to shareholders in the United States of America, Australia, Canada or Japan or to any other person whose participation would have required an additional prospectus, registration or measures other than those required by Swedish law.
The press release may not be distributed or released in any country in which distribution or the Offer requires measures as stated in the preceding paragraph or is in contravention of the rules in such a country.
This announcement is a translation of the Swedish announcement and in the event of any difference between the two, the Swedish announcement will prevail.
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. With 30,000 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the most profitable companies in its sector. In 2004, sales totalled SEK 56.7 billion and income after financial items was SEK 6.0 billion. Scania products are marketed in about 100 countries worldwide and some 95 percent of Scania’s vehicles are sold outside Sweden.
[N05009EN] Hans-Åke Danielsson