Decision to carry out non-cash issue


This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act, the Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules.


Ratos's Board of Directors has decided, by virtue of the Annual General Meeting's authorisation, to issue 217,556 B shares. The issued shares comprise 10% of the total consideration to be paid for the acquisition of the Remius family's HL Display shares, which was announced on 2 June 2010. The subscription price is SEK 196.71 per B share in Ratos, which corresponds to Ratos's volume-weighted average share price as per 1 June 2010 (i.e. the last trading day prior to the announcement of the offer). The total consideration for the newly issued B shares amounts to approximately SEK 42.8m.

Subscription for shares and payment through assets contributed in kind consisting of shares in HL Display will be carried out when the acquisition is completed, which will take place as soon as approval has been obtained from the relevant competition authorities, although no later than 22 July 2010.

As a result of the non-cash issue, Ratos's share capital will increase by approximately SEK 1.4m to approximately SEK 1,021m. The total number of shares will amount to 162,070,448 and the number of outstanding shares to 159,237,307.


For further information, please contact:
Arne Karlsson, CEO Ratos, +46 8 700 17 00
Emma Rheborg, Head of Corporate Communications & IR Ratos, +46 8 700 17 20