Posten above 98 per cent acceptance in the public offer to the shareholders of Strålfors. Extension to 15 May, 2006
Posten AB (publ) ("Posten") has preliminary received acceptances in the public offer to the shareholders of Strålfors AB (the "Offer") regarding 1,600,000 shares of series A and 19,503,375 shares of series B, corresponding to 98.7 per cent of the shares and 99.2 per cent of votes in Strålfors, including the Parkander Family's shareholdings. The Swedish competition authority has notified Posten that it will present its opinion on the transaction on or around 12 May, 2006. Posten has therefore decided to extend the acceptance period for the Offer to 15 May, 2006, inclusive. The conditions to fulfil the Offer also applies during the extended acceptance period.
Provided that Posten consummates the Offer no later than 18 May, 2006, settlement to those shareholders who have accepted the Offer is expected to begin on or around 22 May, 2006. Posten reserves the right to extend the acceptance period further, as well as to postpone the settlement date.
Stockholm, 5 May, 2006
Posten AB (publ)
Not for release in or distribution into the United States, Australia, Japan or Canada. The Offer is not being made to persons whose participation in the Offer requires an offer document, registrations or measures other than those required by Swedish law.