Atlas Copco’s Q3 reporting structure and invitation to conference call on October 24

October 16, 2006

Stockholm, October 16, 2006: Atlas Copco will publish its Q3 results on October 24 at approximately 1:00 PM CEST. Following the recent announcement that Atlas Copco sells majority stake of the equipment rental business, the format of the Group’s financial reporting related to discontinued operations will be revised including prior periods. The revised presentation provides a clearer focus on the continuing operations. Please see attached tables for reference.  A conference call will be held October 24, 2006, at 3:00 PM CEST / 9:00 AM EDT.  

Participating from Atlas Copco will be Gunnar Brock, President and CEO, and Hans Ola Meyer, CFO. The conference call will begin with a short presentation of the report followed by a question and answer session.   The conference call will be broadcasted live via the Internet. Please see our website for link, handout and further details:    To help ensure that the conference call begins in a timely manner, please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.   Dial-in numberReplay-number Code+44 (0)20 7365 1828+44 (0)20 7806 19708406039#   The replay is available for two days.