Atlas Copco Issues Yankee Bond

8 apr 1998

Stockholm April 8, 1998---Atlas Copco AB has issued a USD 375 million Yankee bond (rule 144a). The bond loan has a 10-year maturity and a coupon of 6.50 %.

The purpose of the issue is to repay short-term debt and thereby extend the average maturity of the Group’s interest-bearing debt.  Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s have assigned "A" respective "A3" credit ratings to the issue. The lead manager of the issue was Merrill Lynch & Co.  Citicorp Securities, Inc. and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell acted as co-managers. For further information:  Hans Ola Meyer, Senior Vice President & Group Treasurer, tel. +46 8 743 82 92