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Atlas Copco included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

October 8, 2002

Stockholm, Sweden, October 8, 2002 - For the third consecutive year, Atlas Copco has been selected as one of the 300 members to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), and for the second time running as one of the 150 members in the European DJSI STOXX index.

The DJSI World and DJSI STOXX are stock indexes used to benchmark financial products based on the concept of corporate sustainability and to measure the performance of fund managers. The DJSI methodology involves a comprehensive assessment of the three sustainability dimensions – economical, environmental and social performance. 
According to SAM Research, who conducts the assessment on behalf of Dow Jones Indexes: 
“Atlas Copco AB has a very good overall sustainability performance compared to the industry average. In the economic dimension, Atlas Copco scored above the industry average with a good performance in Corporate Governance. Atlas Copco’s management capabilities in the environmental dimension are above average compared to its industry. This is high-lighted by a strong performance in environmental management systems. In addition, Atlas Copco’s performance in the social dimension is above average in its industry, especially in public reporting.” 
For more information please visit http://www.sustainability-index.com/ 
Atlas Copco is ranked in the “Industrial Goods & Services” category. CONTACT: 
Fredrik Ljungdahl, Sustainability Communications, Atlas Copco AB 
+46 70 200 94 91, fredrik.ljungdahl@atlascopco.com 
Atlas Copco is an international industrial Group with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2001, the Group had revenues of MSEK 51 (MEUR 5.4), with 98% of revenues outside Sweden, and close to 26,000 employees. The Group produces and markets compressed air equipment and generators, construction and mining equipment, electric and pneumatic tools, and assembly systems and offers related service and equipment rental. The Atlas Copco Group includes famous brands such as Atlas Copco, RSC, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Chicago Pneumatic, and AEG Power Tools. More information can be found on the web site: www.atlascopco-group.com.