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Hakon Invest AB : The Competition Authority approves Hakon Invest's acquisition of the remaining shares in ICA

     Hakon Invest AB : The Competition Authority approves Hakon Invest's
                  acquisition of the remaining shares in ICA

The competition authority in Sweden has today decided to leave Hakon Invest's
notice of assessment of concentration without action. This means that the
competition authority in Sweden approves Hakon Invest's acquisition of the
remaining shares in ICA.

Hakon Invest's acquisition of shares in ICA is also conditioned upon approval
from the competition authority in Norway, ownership assessment in ICA Banken
by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and upon the approval by an ICA
Retailers Association members' meeting of the ICA Retailers Association's
participation in the planned Hakon Invest share issue. ICA will following the
completion of the acquisition be 100 per cent owned by Hakon Invest. 

For more information, contact:

Göran Blomberg
tel. +46-8-553 399 99

Head of Investor Relations
Pernilla Grennfelt
tel.+46-8-533 399 55

The information herein is such that Hakon Invest AB must disclose pursuant to
the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments
Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 13.45 CET on
Thursday, 21 February 2013. 

Hakon Invest, which is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, conducts active and
long-term investment operations in retail-oriented companies in the Nordic and
Baltic region. Hakon Invest owns 40% of ICA AB, the Nordic region's leading
retail company with a focus on food. The portfolio also includes shares in
Forma Publishing Group, Kjell & Company, Cervera, inkClub and Hemtex. Further
information about Hakon Invest is available at

Press release (pdf)


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Reuters clients.

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(i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other
applicable laws; and
(ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of
information contained therein.

Source: Hakon Invest AB via Thomson Reuters ONE
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