AGM of Bure Equity

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN


GOTHENBURG, Sweden, April 30, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bure Equity AB:


 -- Ulf Berg, Bjorn Bjornsson, Hakan Larsson, Helena Levander and
    Lennart Svantesson re-elected as Board Members.
 -- Patrik Tigerschiold elected as new Board Member.
 -- Resolution to authorise the sale of bought back shares.

The Annual General Meeting of Bure Equity AB (publ) on 29 April 2004 discussed the following business:

Election of Board of Directors

Ulf Berg, Bjorn Bjornsson, Hakan Larsson, Helena Levander and Lennart Svantesson were re-elected as Board Members. Patrik Tigerschiold was elected as new Board Member. At the Inaugural Board Meeting after the AGM, Patrik Tigerschiold was elected as Chairman and Hakan Larsson as Vice Chairman.

The newly-elected Board Member, Patrik Tigerschiold, born 1964, is President of the listed company, Skanditek Industriforvaltning AB. Patrik Tigerschiold has assignments as Chairman of Vitrolife AB, The Chimney Pot AB, Theducation AB, CMA Microdialysis AB and PBK Outsourcing AB; as Vice Chairman of Axis AB; and as a Board Member of Skanditek Industriforvaltning AB, H. Lunden Kapitalforvaltning AB, MYDATA automation AB and PartnerTech AB.

No dividend to be paid for the 2003 financial year.

Appointment of Auditors

The registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young AB, was appointed as Auditor.

Authorised Public Accountant, Bjorn Grundvall, will be auditor in charge with Authorised Public Accountant, Staffan Landen, deputy auditor in charge.

Decision to authorise the transfer of own shares The AGM decided to authorise the Board of Directors for a term until the next Annual General Meeting to make decisions, on one or several occasions, on the transfer of the company's bought back shares. With the support of previous authorisations, the company currently holds 4,945,500 own shares, of which 3,945,500 have been bought back via an agreement with a bank, a so-called synthetic arrangement. The objective of decision is to phase out the company's holding of own shares.

President's statement

Lennart Svantesson gave an account of how Bure, through a programme of divestments and a reconstruction, has re-created a financial balance following the financial crisis at the beginning of 2003. During 2003, Bure focused on the following agreed priorities: (1) to achieve financial stability and reduced indebtedness (2) to focus on profitability and positive cash flows in existing holdings and (3) to create a sustainable profitable structure. These priorities continue to apply for 2004. During the second half of 2003 and the first quarter of 2004, the results of the portfolio companies have shown that action programmes and intensive work have started to pay dividends.

The payment for the sale of Parere will be utilised for further amortisation of approximately SEK 260M of the long-term credit in the second quarter. As a result, approximately SEK 1,100M will have been amortised of the original credit for SEK 1,500M on the issue date. During 2004, negotiations for a new credit agreement will also take place.

During 2004, Bure will continue to structure the portfolio to achieve fewer and larger holdings. The parent company's organisation and administrative costs have been streamlined and the aim is to reduce the administrative costs still further.

Gothenburg, 30 April 2004

Bure Equity AB (publ)

Board of Directors

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