Release of Sapa's Interim Report Will be Brought Forward to 22 July

Stockholm, SWEDEN


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 8, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sapa AB's Board of Directors has decided to release the interim report earlier due to Elkem's intention to present an offer for all the outstanding shares in the company.

Sapa's interim report will be released during the afternoon of 22 July, instead of as previously announced 9 August.

"Due to current circumstances it is important to quickly inform all shareholders about the financial development of the company," said Staffan Bohman, President and CEO in Sapa.

For further information please contact Bo Askvik, CFO,telephone +46-8- 459 59 18 or Gabriella Pihl, Communication Manager, telephone +46-8-459 59 62

Sapa is an international industrial group focused on high value-added products based on the lightweight material aluminium. The products include profiles and heat-transfer strip in aluminium. Sapa has an annual turnover of approximately 12 billion SEK with 7,000 employees all over Europe and in USA and China. Sapa is one of Europe's leading companies within its field and the customers are found in the transport-, building-, engineering- and telecom industries. Sapa is registered on the A-list of Stockholmsborsen.

Further information about Sapa can be found on our web site; www.sapagroup.com

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