Hitt og þetta 19. apríl 2006

Last day of trading in Ratos shares prior to split and redemption

Today, Wednesday 19 April, is the last day of trading in Ratos shares prior to the split.

Thursday 20 April is the first day of trading in Ratos shares after the split and in the redemption shares on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. At the same time, a trading unit will increase from 100 to 200 shares. The last day of trading in redemption shares is 12 May.

For shareholders who have not sold their redemption shares the redemption amount of SEK 19 per redemption share automatically will be paid out around 22 May.

A brochure describing the redemption and share split is available on Ratos's website www.ratos.se

Ratos will apply to the Swedish Tax Agency for general advice regarding allocation of the acquisition cost between shares and redemption shares respectively. The Swedish Tax Agency's general advice will be published on Ratos's website www.ratos.se

For further information, please contact: Anna-Karin Celsing, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 70 399 62 39

Financial calendar from Ratos: Interim report January-March 2006 11 May 2006 Interim report January-June 2006 24 August 2006 Interim report January-September 2006 10 November 2006