Increase in the total number of votes in Ericsson

Press release
Jun 30, 2009 08:20 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) confirms that as per June 30, 2009 the company's share capital is SEK 16,366,758,678 and the total number of shares is 3,273,351,735, of which 261,755,983 are series A shares and 3,011,595,752 are series B shares. The total number of votes is 562,915,558.2, of which the series A shares represent 261,755,983 votes and the series B shares represent 301,159,575.2 votes.

The increase in the number of votes is caused by the company having converted 27,000,000 newly issued series C shares into series B shares, by virtue of a conversion clause in the articles of association. This is in accordance with the resolution by the Annual General Meeting 2009 to expand the treasury stock as part of the financing of Ericsson's Long-Term Variable Remuneration Program (LTV) 2009. The company currently holds 84,548,772 shares as treasury stock.

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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 1 billion subscribers and has a leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises of mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.  

Ericsson is advancing its vision of "to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 75,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 209 billion (USD 32.2 billion) in 2008. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.

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Ericsson discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on June 30, 2009, at 10.20 am CET.