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Hitt og þetta 11. september 2006

Capio selected as preferred bidder for Cumbria & Lancashire elective surgery services

Capio Healthcare UK has been awarded 'preferred bidder'* status in the Government's Phase 2 elective surgery scheme for the locality of Cumbria & Lancashire in the North West of England. The scheme is one of the elective schemes issued to date on Phase 2 of the ISTC programme. The total value of the electives programme is expected to be GBP 550M per annum, when complete. This will allow NHS patients to benefit from a wider choice of facilities in which they can receive elective surgical procedures.

Over a five year period Capio can expect to provide additional capacity for NHS patients facilitating in the region of: 7,000 day surgery cases, 4,000 inpatient surgical cases and all associated outpatient consultations.

"We look forward to expanding our role in the provision of healthcare in the region and to working as part of the wider NHS community in Cumbria and Lancashire", says Tom Mann, Head of Capio Healthcare UK business area.

Capio has worked closely with local stakeholders to design a solution which best meets the local need. Capio expect to provided inpatient and out patient services through seven locations; three existing Capio hospitals and four non-Capio sites.

The total predicted investment in equipment and some upgrading of wards amounts to approximately GBP 7.7 M.

Göteborg, September 11, 2006 Capio AB (publ)

For more information, please contact: Dr Tom Mann, Senior Vice President, Head of Capio Healthcare UK, +44 20 7 847 2906 Sarah Pearson, Press Office, Capio Healthcare UK +44 20 7400 4480 Ulrika Stenson, SVP Corporate Communications, Capio AB +46 31 732 40 04, +46 705 900 723

Capio Healthcare UK is the fourth largest provider of independent healthcare services in the UK. Capio has over 30 units throughout England, providing acute care and specialist mental health neurological and eye services. Capio has an existing contract with the NHS to establish nine Treatment Centres across England, from Cornwall to Northumberland. Approximately 95,000 NHS patients will be cared for at our centres over the five year contract.

Capio Group provides healthcare services in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Germany and the UK. Across Europe, 2/3 of the healthcare service delivered by Capio is publicly funded. The Capio Group has annual net revenues of approximately SEK 13,000 M (EUR 1,400 M), with some 15,000 employees.

______________________________ * Preferred bidder: status with exclusive rights to negotiate for a service agreement.

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