Martinsson completes offer for IMS


Ratos's associated company Martinsson made a public offer for all the shares in IMS Data on 18 February this year. Martinsson offered SEK 4.05 per share in IMS Data. The extended application period for the offer expired on 26 April 2002. Since the offer has been accepted by approximately 91.35 % of IMS's shareholders, all the terms for the offer have now been met.

Compulsory redemption
The remaining shares will be acquired through compulsory redemption and Martinsson will request the Board of IMS to apply for delisting from Stockholmsbörsen's O-list as soon as possible.

For additional information please contact:
Arne Karlsson, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00
Anna-Karin Celsing, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 8 700 17 49