Skandia: Class Action Suit in `Donovan' Case Conclusively Dismissed

Stockholm, SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to grant plaintiffs' request to review the lower courts' rulings in the "Donovan" suit. The lower courts' rulings dismissing the class action suit in this case therefore still stand, and the case has thereby been conclusively decided in favour of Skandia.

Information on the "Donovan" suit has been provided previously, including in press releases on 1 August 2003, 8 September 2003 and 19 May 2004.

 For further information, please contact:
 Jan-Mikael Bexhed, EVP and General  Counsel, Skandia
 tel. +46-8-788 37 22

 Gunilla Svensson, Press Manager, Skandia
 tel. +46-8-788 42 97

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