Ratos portfolio company Lindab has today announced that it has decided to commence preparations for an IPO. At the same time, Lindab has published its interim report for the first three quarters of 2006. Lindab's turnover amounted to 5,457 Mkr, an increase of 25% compared to last year. EBITA increased by 77% to 685 Mkr.
Lindab and its owners have decided to prepare for an IPO of the company. A draft prospectus has been filed with the Swedish Financial Supervision Authority (Finansinspektionen) and the company committee of the Stockholm Stock Exchange has reviewed the application by the company to be listed on the Exchange. The IPO is currently expected to be finalised before the end of the year. Further information regarding timing and conditions will be communicated in due course.
For further information please contact:
Arne Karlsson, CEO Ratos, +46 8 700 17 00
Ann-Karin Celsing, Head of Corporate Communications Ratos, +46 70 399 62 39
Kjell Åkesson, CEO Lindab, +46 431 850 00
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This announcementis not an offer for sale of sharesin Lindab. Shares in Lindab have not been registered under the U.S.Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act" ) and may not beoffered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Any public offering of shares in Lindab will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from Lindab and that will contain detailed information about the Company and management, as well as financial statements. Lindab and the selling shareholders do not intend to register the securities or conduct a public offering in the United States.