SEB has subscribed for 344,653,288 class C-shares of Gambro AB ("Gambro"). SEB thereafter owns a total of 1,423,510 class A-shares, 490,243 redemption class A-shares, 1,373,012 class B-shares, 479,534 redemption class B-shares and 344,653,288 class C-shares, which together represent 34 per cent of the share capital and 6.6 per cent of the voting rights of Gambro.
The class C-shares have been subscribed as part of Gambro's share redemption program, adopted by the Gambro General Meeting on 12 April 2005, and are expected to be redeemed on or about 30 November 2005.
The SEB Group is a North European financial group for corporate customers, institutions and private individuals with ten home markets in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Germany, Poland and the Ukraine. SEB has 680 branch offices and 5 million customers, of whom approximately 2 million use the internet for their banking transactions. On 30 June 2005, the Group's total assets amounted to SEK 1,800bn while its assets under management totalled SEK 1,012bn. The Group is represented in some 20 countries around the world and has a staff of about 20,000. Read more about SEB at www.sebgroup.com.