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Scania applies for delisting from the NYSE

The Board of Directors of Scania AB today announced its decision to apply for withdrawal of the company’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). This application will not affect the Scania listing on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (OMX), where Scania will continue to be listed.

Scania has been listed on the OMX and NYSE since 1996. Today the Scania Board of Directors, at its regular meeting, decided to apply for a delisting of the Scania ADRs on the NYSE for the following reasons:

The low number of outstanding ADRs, at the end of October 2002 fewer than 51,000 Series A and less than 60,000 Series B ADRs were outstanding, compared to the total of 200 million Scania shares equally split between A and B shares.

The trading in the Scania ADRs on the NYSE is very low and they are not widely held. 

The globalisation of investments and the possibilities of trading stocks internationally has increased substantially during the past few years. 

The costs of maintaining the Scania listing on the NYSE are no longer justified. 

Scania will inform registered holders of Scania Series A and Series B ADRs in the US of the delisting from the NYSE and instructions how to proceed.

For further information, please contact Magnus Hahn, tel. +46-8-553 835 10.