2004-05-06

Industri Kapital has reduced its shareholding in Alfa Laval to 8.5 per cent

Not for release, publication or distribution in or into the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan

 The Industri Kapital 2000 Fund has today to a range of Swedish and international institutional investors sold 10,500,000 shares in Alfa Laval AB, corresponding to 9.4 per cent of the total number of shares and votes in Alfa Laval, at a price of SEK 111 per share.

The Industri Kapital 2000 Fund’s holding thereby decreased from 20,015,628 shares to 9,515,628 shares, corresponding to a change in ownership from 17.9 per cent to 8.5 per cent.

The sale was managed by Enskilda Securities and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Industri Kapital 2000 Limited,
acting as general partner to the investors in the Industri Kapital 2000 Fund
3rd Floor, Charles Bisson House,
30-32 New Street, St. Helier,
Jersey JE2 3RA Channel Islands


For further information, please contact:

Christian Salamon, Director, Industri Kapital, +46-8-678 95 00

 


MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE PLACING. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR AN INVITATION TO ACQUIRE OR DISPOSE OF ANY SECURITIES.  THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS DIRECTED ONLY AT PERSONS WHO HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2001, AS AMENDED (THE “ORDER”) OR ARE PERSONS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) (HIGH NET WORTH COMPANIES, UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS, ETC) OF THE ORDER AND WHO HAVE BEEN INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PLACING BY THE MANAGERS (ALL SUCH PERSONS TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS “RELEVANT PERSONS”). THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST NOT BE ACTED ON OR RELIED ON BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS. ANY INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO RELEVANT PERSONS AND WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY WITH RELEVANT PERSONS. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR AN INVITATION TO ACQUIRE OR DISPOSE OF ANY SECURITIES IN ALFA LAVAL.

This announcement is not for distribution directly or indirectly in or into the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or issue or the solicitation of an offer to buy or acquire ordinary shares in the capital of Alfa Laval in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan or any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is unlawful. The ordinary shares in Alfa Laval referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. No public offering of securities will be made in the United Kingdom, the United States, Sweden or elsewhere.

This announcement has been issued by Industri Kapital and is the sole responsibility of Industri Kapital. Credit Suisse First Boston and Enskilda Securities are acting exclusively for Industri Kapital and no one else in connection with the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than Industri Kapital for providing the protections afforded to clients of Credit Suisse First Boston and Enskilda Securities nor for providing any advice in relation to the Placing or any other matters referred to in this announcement.

 

 

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