Ratos sells half of its holding in Lindab - exit gain approx. SEK 540m


Ratos has today sold 8 850 000 shares in Lindab International AB (publ). The
sales proceeds amount to SEK 867m corresponding to SEK 98 per share with an exit
gain of approximately SEK 540m. Following the sale, Ratos owns 11% of the shares
in Lindab and has provided a lock-up undertaking to refrain from selling any
further shares until 9 February 2011.
Ratos, together with Skandia Liv and the Sixth AP Fund, acquired Lindab in a public to private transaction from the stock exchange in 2001. Lindab was re- listed on the exchange in 2006. In conjunction with the listing Ratos sold over half of its holding and since then has had a holding of approximately 22% based on the total number of shares.
After today's sale Ratos owns 8,849,157 shares in Lindab corresponding to approximately 11% of the total number of shares.
For further information, please contact: Arne Karlsson, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00 Emma Rheborg, Head of Corporate Communications & IR, +46 8 700 17 20

Financial calendar from Ratos: Year-end report 2010 17 February 2011
Annual General Meeting 2011 5 April 2011
Interim Report January - March 2011 5 May 2011
Interim Report January - June 2011 19 August 2011
Interim Report January - September 2011 9 November 2011

Ratos is a listed private equity company. The business concept is to maximise shareholder value over time by investing in, developing and divesting primarily unlisted companies. Ratos offers investors a unique investment opportunity. Ratos's equity is approximately SEK 14 billion and has a market capitalisation of approximately SEK 38 billion. Ratos's holdings include AH Industries, Anticimex, Arcus Gruppen, Bisnode, Camfil, Contex, DIAB, EuroMaint, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, Lindab, MCC, Medisize, SB Seating, Stofa, Superfos and Other holdings.