Atlas Copco invites to press conference at 11.00 (CET)

January 20, 2009

Stockholm, Sweden, January 20, 2009: Atlas Copco will today hold a press conference in Stockholm, regarding the appointment of the next President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group.

Sune Carlsson, Chair of the Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB, Gunnar Brock, President and CEO, and Ronnie Leten, new President and CEO from June 1, 2009, will participate in the conference, beginning at 11.00 CET.

The conference will begin with a short presentation followed by a questions and answers session. People participating on the phone will only be able to listen to the conference.

No interviews will be given prior to the conference.

The press conference takes place in Stockholm at:
Citykonferensen, Malmskillnadsgatan 46.

For participation in Stockholm:
Please register your participation with Daniel Frykholm +46-8-743 8060 or
[email protected]

To listen to the conference call:
Dial-in on +44 (0)20 7138 0824
Code: 8193478

To ensure that the conference call begins in a timely manner, please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

For further information please contact:
Daniel Frykholm, Media Relations Manager
+46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)70 865 8060

Atlas Copco may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act.