Edwards shareholders approve acquisition by Atlas Copco
| Source:Atlas Copco AB
Stockholm, Sweden, October 4, 2013: At an extraordinary general meeting today, a
needed majority of shareholders of Edwards Group Ltd. approved the merger
agreement whereby Atlas Copco will acquire Edwards, a leading global supplier of
vacuum and abatement solutions.
The acquisition of Edwards offers Atlas Copco, a leading provider of industrial
sustainable productivity solutions, an opportunity to expand into a growing
business which serves industries that are well-known to Atlas Copco. There are
several synergies between vacuum and compressed air solutions in sales, service
and technology development.
The transaction, which was first announced on August 19, 2013, and will be
completed by way of a merger, remains subject to antitrust clearance. It is
expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.
For more information, please visit: www.atlascopco.com/ir.
For further information please contact:
Mattias Olsson, Vice President Investor Relations
+46 (0)8 743 8295 or +46 (0)72 729 8295
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager
+46 (0)8 743 8060 or +46 (0)70 347 2455
Atlas Copco discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities
Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors,
expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power
tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco
delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in
1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than
170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of
BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.
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