Sigma Signs Extensive Framework Agreement with Scania

Gothenburg, SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 22, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sigma has signed a framework agreement with Scania covering Sigma's collective range of consultant services. The agreement applies indefinitely.

"Scania is a new and strategically important customer for Sigma. The fact that Sigma now becomes one of a select few preferred suppliers is further evidence of our favorable reputation and the demand for our services and concepts. The agreement also means that our position within the automotive industry is further strengthened," said Michael Krantz, Sales Manager for Sigma.

The agreement applies indefinitely and comprises Sigma's collective range of consultant services. These include systems development and integration, mobile solutions, services related to information handling, business development and strategy, project management and systems management.

Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturer of heavy trucks and buses and industrial and marine engines. With 28,300 employees and production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is one of the industry's most profitable manufacturers. During 2001 invoicing amounted to SEK 53 billion and profits after net financial items were SEK 1.5 billion. Sales are conducted in some 100 markets and approximately 95 percent of Scania's vehicles are sold outside Sweden.

Sigma supplies solutions that safeguard the customers' competitiveness. Operations are based on entrepreneurial, niche subsidiaries that develop services and products in close cooperation with customers. Services are offered within three business areas: Business Solutions, IT Solutions, and Network & Wireless Solutions. The Group has approximately 1,000 employees within 33 subsidiaries in Sweden and three other countries. Sigma is listed on the O-List of the Stockholm Exchange.

For further information, contact:

Michael Krantz, Sales Manager, Sigma, mobile +46 703-79 12 24
Hasse Kristoffersson, CoreTeam Manager, Sigma, mobile +46 703-54 82 38

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