Posten extends the acceptance period for the public offer to the shareholders of Strålfors
In connection with Posten AB's public offer to the shareholders of Strålfors AB (the "Offer"), Posten has applied for approval of the transaction from the Swedish and Norwegian competition authorities. The Norwegian competition authority has approved the transaction. The Swedish competition authority has notified that it will present its opinion on the transaction no later than 12 May, 2006. Such opinion may, however, be presented earlier.
Posten has therefore decided to extend the acceptance period for the Offer to 4 May, 2006, inclusive. Provided that Posten consummates the Offer no later than 12 May, 2006, settlement to those shareholders who have accepted the Offer is expected to begin on or around 19 May, 2006.
The conditions to fulfil the Offer also applies during the extended acceptance period. Posten reserves the right to extend the acceptance period further, as well as to postpone the settlement date.
Stockholm, 18 April, 2006
Posten AB (publ)
Please direct any questions to
Per Mossberg, Director of Corporate Communications
tel +46 (0)8-781 11 94
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.
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