At the Annual General Meeting of shareholders of Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today, it was resolved, in accordance with the proposal from the Board of Directors and with previous decisions, that Ericsson shall have the right to transfer its own shares on the Stockholm stock exchange in order to cover certain payments that occur in relation to the Company's Global Stock Incentive Program 2001, the Stock Purchase Plan 2003 and the Long Term Incentive Plans 2004, 2005 and 2006.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2001 resolved on transfer of own shares on a stock exchange in relation to the introduction of a Global Stock Incentive Program. The resolution comprised, inter alia, a right for the company to transfer a maximum of 31,000,000 shares of series B to cover certain payments, mainly for social security charges that may occur in relation to the program.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2003 resolved on transfer of own shares on a stock exchange in relation to the Stock Purchase Plan 2003. The resolution comprised, inter alia, a right for the com­pany to transfer a maximum of 26,000,000 shares of series B to cover certain payments, mainly for social security charges that may occur in relation to the plan.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2004 resolved on transfer of own shares on a stock exchange in relation to the Long Term Incentive Plan 2004. The resolution comprised, inter alia, a right for the company to transfer a maximum of 4,900,000 shares of series B to cover certain payments, mainly for social security charges that may occur in relation to the plan.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2005 resolved on transfer of own shares on a stock exchange in relation to the Long Term Incentive Plan 2005. The resolution comprised, inter alia, a right for the company to transfer a maximum of 7,800,000 shares of series B to cover certain payments, mainly for social security charges that may occur in relation to the plan.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2006 resolved on transfer of own shares on a stock exchange in relation to the Long Term Incentive Plan 2006. The resolution comprised, inter alia, a right for the company to transfer a maximum of 6,600,000 shares of series B to cover certain payments, mainly for social security charges that may occur in relation to the plan.


Resolutions on transfer of own shares for the purpose of the above mentioned program and plans have thereafter been repeated at the following Annual General Meetings of Shareholders.

In accordance with the above-mentioned resolutions on totally 76,300,000 shares of series B, 9 109 434 shares of series B have been transferred up to 11 April 2007.

In light of the above, the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders resolved that Ericsson shall have the right to transfer, prior to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in 2008, a maximum of 67 190 566 shares of series B, which as per 11 April 2007, remains of the original 76,300,000 shares for the purpose of covering certain payments, primarily social security charges that may occur in relation to the company's Global Stock Incentive Program 2001, the Stock Purchase Plan 2003 and the Long Term Incentive Plans 2004, 2005 and 2006. Transfer of shares shall be effected at the Stockholm Stock Exchange (Stockholmsbörsen) at a price within the, at each time, registered price interval for the share.

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