Atlas Copco’s Annual General Meeting: Election of additional board member for Atlas Copco AB

April 14, 2008

Stockholm, Sweden, April 14, 2008: Atlas Copco’s Nomination Committee proposes Christel Bories as a new member of the Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB, in addition to proposed new members Margareth Øvrum and Johan Forssell.

Christel Bories, born in 1964, is a French citizen, who graduated in Business Administration from the HEC School of Management in Paris France. Since 2006 she is the President and CEO of Alcan Engineered Products, part of aluminum producer Rio Tinto Alcan. She has been a member of the Executive Committee of materials technology group Umicore, Belgium (1993-1995), of aluminium conglomerate Pechiney, France (1997-2003) and of Alcan, Canada (2004-2007), a provider of aluminum and packaging solutions. Christel Bories is the Chair of the European Aluminum Association since 2007.

Following the addition of Christel Bories to the proposal of board members the Nomination Committee has revised its proposal under item 10 and 11 in the Notice to the Annual General Meeting, which was published on March 25, as follows:

Item 10: That nine Board members be elected.
Item 11: That the following Board members are re-elected: Sune Carlsson,
Jacob Wallenberg, Gunnar Brock, Staffan Bohman, Ulla Litzén, and Anders Ullberg.
Grace Reksten Skaugen has declined re-election.
That Margareth Øvrum, Executive Vice President Technology and New Energy of StatoilHydro, Norway, and board member of Elkem AS, Christel Bories, President and CEO of Alcan Engineered products, part of Rio Tinto Alcan, France, and Chair of the European Aluminum Association, and Johan Forssell, member of the management of Investor AB, Sweden, are elected new members of the Board
That Sune Carlsson is elected chairman and Jacob Wallenberg vice chairman of the Board of Directors.

Information regarding all proposed Board members is available on

For further information please contact:
Love Liman, Media Relations
+46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)73 231 8060

Atlas Copco discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:45 on April 14, 2008.