Atlas Copco cancels Secondary Listing at the London Stock Exchange

January 14, 2005

Stockholm, Sweden, January 14, 2005: Atlas Copco has today requested the cancellation of the secondary listing of its class A and B shares from the Official List of the UK Listing Authority.

The trading of Atlas Copco shares on the London Stock Exchange is negligible and therefore does not support a listing. The trading is intended to be discontinued on February 25, 2005. For further information please contact:  Mattias Olsson, Investor Relations Manager  +46 (0)8 743 8291 or +46 (0)70 518 8291  Atlas Copco is an international industrial Group with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2003, the Group had revenues of approximately BSEK 45 (BEUR 4.9), with 98% of revenues outside Sweden, and about 26 000 employees. The Group produces and markets compressed air equipment and generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools, and assembly systems and offers related service and equipment rental. The Atlas Copco Group includes famous brands such as Atlas Copco, RSC, and CP. More information can be found on