NOT FOR PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN
This announcement is not an offer for sale of shares in Bisnode. Shares in Bisnode have not been registered under the U.S.Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered 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 Bisnode will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from Bisnode or the selling shareholder and that will contain detailed information about the Company and management, as well as financial statements. Bisnode and the selling shareholders do not intend to register the securities or conduct a public offering in the United States.
Ratos's subsidiary Bisnode announced today that the company intends to carry out an IPO. A prospectus has been prepared and is scheduled for publication in the near future.
Bisnode and its owners have decided to list the company on the OMX Nordic Exchange, Stockholm. The OMX Nordic Exchange's Listing Committee has processed the company's listing application and a draft prospectus has been submitted to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. The prospectus with full details of timetable and terms and conditions is scheduled for publication in the near future.
Ratos's holding in Bisnode amounts to 70% and the consolidated value at 30 June 2007 amounted to SEK 1,295m.
For further information, please contact:
Arne Karlsson, CEO Ratos, +46 70 379 79 79
Clara Bolinder-Lundberg, Head of Corporate Communications Ratos, +46 8 700 17 63
Lars Save, CEO Bisnode, +46 8 558 059 00