The final results for the rights offering show that 7,882,418,914 B shares or 99.7 percent of the new B shares offered, were subscribed for by the exercise of rights. Including the demand for shares on a non-preferential basis the offering was oversubscribed by approximately 37 percent. These subscription levels are slightly higher than the preliminary results announced on September 6, 2002. Gross proceeds in the rights offering will amount to SEK 30.1 billion.
Payment for new B shares allocated pursuant to subscriptions without preferential rights. The shares will be delivered to shareholders' VP-accounts as soon as practicable following payment