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Atlas Copco to divest parts of Alup Kompressoren

July 6, 2007

Stockholm, Sweden, July 6, 2007: Atlas Copco has agreed to divest parts of its Alup Kompressoren GmbH subsidiary in Germany, to comply with conditions set by anti-trust authorities for the acquisition of the Industrial Division of the ABAC Group.

Atlas Copco is selling Alup Kompressoren’s German sales and service business, and its assembly operation in Köngen, Germany, to ALMIG Kompressoren GmbH, a company formed by the previous management team of Alup Kompressoren. Atlas Copco is retaining all non-German Alup subsidiaries and its exporting operations.
 “We are pleased to have found a satisfactory solution, both for the local staff as well as for the authorities,”  says Ronnie Leten, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique. “We can now look forward to further integrating the acquired businesses.”
 
Atlas Copco received conditional approval on February 13 to acquire the Industrial Division of the ABAC Group S.p.A., and the deal was completed on April 2. The businesses now being sold represent less than 10% of ABAC’s industrial division’s annual sales on a net basis. The parties have agreed not to disclose the sales price. For further information please contact:
Ronnie Leten, Business Area President, Compressor Technique
+32 (0)3 870 2938 or +32 (0)477 222 685
Daniel Frykholm, Media Relations Manager 
+46 (0)708 65 8060