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The Atlas Copco Board of Directors’ proposal for mandatory share redemption

January 29, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden, January 29, 2015: The Atlas Copco Group, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has generated significant operating cash flows in recent years and the Group’s financial position is strong. Therefore the Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting an extra distribution of SEK 6.00 per share through a mandatory redemption of shares.

Without jeopardizing the capacity to finance further growth, the Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting a mandatory share redemption procedure, whereby every share is split into one ordinary share and one redemption share. The redemption share is then automatically redeemed at SEK 6.00 per share. Excluding shares currently held by the company this corresponds to a total of MSEK 7 308. Combined with the proposed ordinary dividend of SEK 6.00 per share, shareholders will receive SEK 12.00 per share, which corresponds to MSEK 14.



The redemption is subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting 2015 on the following:



The proposed preliminary record day for the share split is May 18, 2015. Trading in the redemption shares is estimated to take place on NASDAQ Stockholm on May 19 – June 9, 2015, after which the redemption shares will automatically be redeemed. The payment of the redemption amount is estimated to be made around June 15, 2015.

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


Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.