Hakon Invest AB : The Association of ICA Retailers approves participation in Hakon Invest's new issue

 Hakon Invest AB : The Association of ICA Retailers approves participation in
                           Hakon Invest's new issue

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An extraordinary members' meeting of ICA-handlarnas Förbund (the Association
of ICA Retailers) held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, approved the Association
of ICA Retailers' participation in Hakon Invest's planned new issue.

Hakon Invest's agreement with Ahold on acquisition of the remaining 60% of the
shares in ICA was conditioned upon approval from an Association of ICA
Retailers' members' meeting of the Association's participation in the planned
new issue. Hakon Invest previously received approval from the competition
authorities in Sweden and Norway. The acquisition of ICA is also conditioned
upon ownership assessment in the ICA Bank by the Swedish Financial Supervisory
Authority. A decision from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority is
expected in March 2013.

For further information, please contact:

General Counsel
Fredrik Hägglund
tel. +46 8 55 33 99 08

Head of Investor Relations
Pernilla Grennfelt
tel. +46 8 55 33 99 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 15.00 CET on
Wednesday, March 13, 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 www.hakoninvest.se

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