The subscription level for ASSA ABLOY's rights issue was 99.8%

12 Jul 1999

Through the rights issue the number of shares in the Company will be increased by 28,522,403, of which 1,676,164 will be Series A shares and 26,846,239 Series B shares. The share capital of the Company after the rights issue will amount to 314,335,437 SEK and the number of shares to 314,335,437, of which 18,437,812 will be Series A shares and 295,897,625 Series B shares. Through a full conversion of ASSA ABLOY's convertible debentures 1995/00 and 1997/02, the total number of shares can increase by up to 9,864, 412 to a maximum of 324, 199,849.
Trading in the new shares is expected to commence on the Stockholm Stock Exchange on 21 July 1999.
For further information, please contact
Göran Jansson, CFO, tel. +46-8-698 8572 alt. +46-70-698 85 72
P.O. Box 70340, S-107 23 Stockholm
Tel: Int+46-8-698 85 70, Fax: Int +46-8-698 85 85
Visiting address: Klarabergsviadukten 90
The ASSA ABLOY Group is the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of locks and associated products, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. In 1999  the Group will report sales exceeding SEK 10 billions and has about 12 000 employees.