The Competition Authority in Norway approves Hakon Invest's acquisition of the remaining shares in ICA
| Source:Hakon Invest AB
The competition authority in Norway has left Hakon Invest's notice of assessment
of concentration without action. This means that the competition authority in
Norway approves Hakon Invest's acquisition of the remaining shares in ICA.
Hakon Invest's acquisition of shares in ICA is also conditioned upon ownership
assessment in ICA Banken by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and upon
the approval by an ICA Retailers Association members' meeting of the ICA
Retailers Association's participation in the planned Hakon Invest share issue.
ICA will following the completion of the acquisition be 100 per cent owned by
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The information herein is such that Hakon Invest AB must disclose pursuant to
the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments
Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.50 CET on
Tuesday, 5 March 2013.
Hakon Invest, which is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, conducts active and long-
term investment operations in retail-oriented companies in the Nordic and Baltic
region. Hakon Invest owns 40% of ICA AB, the Nordic region's leading retail
company with a focus on food. The portfolio also includes shares in Forma
Publishing Group, Kjell & Company, Cervera, inkClub and Hemtex. Further
information about Hakon Invest is available at www.hakoninvest.se.
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