Information About Compensation for the Board of Directors and Executives in Investor AB

Stockholm, SWEDEN


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 19, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Investor AB:

In view of the current debate, I the undersigned, a member of Investor's Remuneration Committee, would like to provide the following information about compensation paid to the Board of Directors and executives in Investor.

Percy Barnevik, Chairman of Investor AB from 1997 until February 14, 2002, received an annual board fee of SEK 1.5 m. in 2001. Percy Barnevik receives no retirement pension from Investor AB.

Board members Hakan Mogren, Koichi Nishimura, Peter D. Sutherland, Bjorn Svedberg, Anders Scharp and Michael Treschow have each received a fee of SEK 325,000. In 2001, a total of SEK 3,450,000, including benefits, was paid in fees to board members who are not employed in the Investor Group. In addition, Bjorn Svedberg has received compensation totaling SEK 720,000 for special assignments.

Claes Dahlback, President and CEO from 1978 to 1999, Executive Vice Chairman from 1999 to 2001, and Chairman as of February 14, 2002, received the following compensation from Investor AB in 2001:


 Basic salary:   SEK 5 m.
 Bonus for 2001: SEK 3.75 m.
 Benefits:       SEK 0.4 m.
 Total:          SEK 9.15 m.
 
 
 Pension             SEK 1.75 m. (premium corresponding
 provision:*         to 35 percent of his basic salary)
 
 Employee stock      94,000
 options:**

In 2001, Claes Dahlback also received approximately SEK 5 m. in fees from a number of board assignments (EQT, Gambro, Stora Enso, SEB, imGO, Vin & Sprit and other companies). For his chairmanship in EQT, he received SEK 1.9 m. from a profit-sharing system in addition to his board fee.


 *Pension:  Up to and including 1997, Claes Dahlback had a
            pension plan that would give him a life-long
            pension corresponding to 60-70 percent of his
            last salary, including bonuses, at the
            retirement age of 55. The capital value of
            this pension plan was estimated at SEK 128 m.
 
            When this benefit-based pension plan was
            renegotiated in 1998 and replaced with a
            defined-contribution pension plan, his
            retirement age was raised from 55 to 58 years.
            In the new plan, pension provisions have
            totaled approximately SEK 57 m., of which SEK
            50 m. was a one-time provision, while the
            remaining SEK 7 m. consists of annual
            provisions that were made during 1998-2001.
 
 
 ** Employee
    stock
    options: Since benefits in the new pension 
             plan are estimated to be lower
             than those in the former benefits
             plan, the new plan was
             supplemented with an employee
             stock option plan in which Claes
             Dahlback was granted 784,000
             employee stock options. The
             strike price was set at SEK 103
             per share and the options have a
             term of seven years, up to and
             including 2004.
                    
             The strike price is SEK 153 per
             share for the 94,000 options that
             Claes Dahlback received in 2001.

Jacob Wallenberg, Executive Vice President of Investor AB from 1997 to 1999, and Executive Vice Chairman from 1999 to 2001, received the following compensation from Investor AB in 2001:


 Basic salary:   SEK 4.4 m.
 Bonus for 2001: SEK 3.3 m.
 Benefits:       SEK 0.07 m.
 Total:          SEK 7.77 m.
 
 Pension             SEK 1.32 m. (premium corresponding
 provision:*         to 30 percent of his basic salary)
                     
 Employee stock      83,000
 options:**

In 2001, Jacob Wallenberg received fees of about SEK 3 m. from a number of board assignments (SEB, ABB, Atlas Copco, Electrolux, EQT and WM- data). Regarding EQT, there is a profit-sharing system, in addition to his board fee, that paid no dividend in 2001.


 *Pension:  Up to and including 1998, Jacob Wallenberg
            had a pension plan that would give him a life-
            long pension corresponding to 60-70 percent
            of his last salary, including bonuses, at the
            retirement age of 55. The capital value of
            this pension plan was estimated to be SEK 149 m.
 
            When this benefit-based pension plan was
            renegotiated in 1998 and replaced with a
            defined-contribution pension plan, his
            retirement age was raised from 55 to 60
            years. In the new plan, provisions for Jacob
            Wallenberg's pension have totaled
            approximately SEK 39.5 m., of which SEK 35.5
            m. was a one-time provision, while the
            remaining SEK 4 m. consists of annual
            provisions for the years 1999 to 2001.
 
 
 **Employee
   stock
   options: Since benefits in the new pension
            plan are estimated to be lower
            than those in the former benefits
            plan, the new plan was
            supplemented with an employee
            stock option plan in which Jacob
            Wallenberg was granted 505,000
            employee stock options. The strike
            price was set at SEK 103 kronor
            per share. The options have a term
            of seven years, up to and
            including 2005.
 
            The strike price is SEK 153 per
            share for the 83,000 options that
            Jacob Wallenberg received in 2001.

Marcus Wallenberg, President and CEO since 1999, and employed at Investor since 1993, received the following compensation from Investor AB in 2001:


 Basic salary:       SEK 5 m.
 Bonus for 2001:     SEK 4.5 m.
 Benefits:           SEK 0.26 m.
 Total:              SEK 9.76 m.
                     
 Pension             SEK 1.5 m. (premium corresponding
 provision:*         to 30 percent of his basic salary)
                     
 Employee stock      111,000
 options:**

In 2001, Marcus Wallenberg received fees of approximately SEK 2.3 m. from a number of board assignments (SAAB AB, Scania AB, AstraZeneca, Stora Enso and Ericsson).


 *Pension: Up to and including 1998, Marcus Wallenberg
           had a pension plan that would give him a life-
           long pension corresponding to 60-70 percent
           of his last salary, including bonuses, at the
           retirement age of 60. The capital value of
           this pension plan was estimated to be SEK 136 m.
 
           This benefit-based pension plan was
           renegotiated in 1998 and replaced with a
           defined-contribution plan. In the new plan,
           provisions for Marcus Wallenberg's pension
           have totaled approximately SEK 38.9 m., of
           which SEK 34.4 m. was a one-time provision,
           while the remaining SEK 4.5 m. consists of
           annual provisions for the years 1999 to 2001.
 
 
 **Employee
   stock
   options: Since benefits in the new pension
            plan are estimated to be lower
            than those in the former benefits
            plan, the new plan was
            supplemented with an employee
            stock option plan in which Marcus
            Wallenberg was granted 458,936
            employee stock options. The strike
            price was set at SEK 103 per
            share. The options have a term of
            seven years, up to and including
            2005.
 
            The strike price is SEK 153 per
            share for the 111,000 options that
            Marcus Wallenberg received in 2001

The President and the Company have a mutual six-month term of notice. If employment is terminated by the Company, the President shall receive severance pay corresponding to one year's basic salary. If no new employment has been obtained after one year, the President is entitled to a maximum of 12 months' additional severance pay.

Peter Wallenberg, Chairman of Investor AB from 1982 to 1997, has been receiving an annual pension of SEK 13.5 m. from Investor AB since 1999. SEK 80 m. has been allocated for this.

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