Christel Bories leaves the board of Atlas Copco AB

December 17, 2010

Stockholm, Sweden, December 17, 2010: Christel Bories has today informed that she is leaving the board of Atlas Copco AB.

The nomination committee will present its proposal regarding the board composition in connection with the notice, on March 17, 2011, of the annual general meeting.


For further information please contact:

Love Liman, Acting Media Relations Manager


+46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)73 318 8060


Atlas Copco discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com (http://www.atlascopco.com/).