Stockholm, Sweden, May 25, 2007: Atlas Copco has divested 1.21 million shares in connection with the initial public offering of common stock in RSC Holdings Inc. (RSC).
The divestment will result in a net capital gain of approximately MSEK 130. The divestment reduces Atlas Copco’s holding in RSC to 11.96 million shares, or 11.6% of total shares.
On November 27, 2006, Atlas Copco divested a majority stake, 85.5%, of its construction equipment rental business in North America to affiliates of private equity firms Ripplewood Holdings L.L.C. and Oak Hill Capital Management, LLC. For further information please contact:
Hans Ola Meyer, Chief Financial Officer
+46 (0)8 743 8292 or +46 (0)70 588 8292
Mattias Olsson, Investor Relations
+46 (0)70 518 8291