According to legislation, all publicly listed companies must - if during a month there is a change in the number of shares or votes - publish the total number of shares and votes in the company on the last day of trading in the month the change was made. In April 2008 240 A shares in Ratos were converted to B shares, which affect the total number of votes.
Since the 2003 Annual General Meeting there is a conversion clause allowing conversion of A to B shares in the articles of association. This means that owners of A shares have an ongoing right to convert them to B shares.
After the latest conversion in April the total number of A shares in Ratos is 42 328 530 (78% of the votes) and the number of B shares is 119 020 722 (22% of the votes). The total number of votes is 54 230 602.
For further information please contact
Arne Karlsson, CEO Ratos, +46 8 700 17 00