Ericsson : Ericsson concludes its planned reduction of operations in Sweden

 Ericsson : Ericsson concludes its planned reduction of operations in Sweden

  *In completion of earlier announced reductions of operations in Sweden,
    1,399 positions were impacted with 919 employees notified
  *All sites in Sweden were affected except Falun, Hudiksvall, Kalmar and
    Katrineholm
  *Expected restructuring costs associated to these actions estimated to
    approximately SEK -1.5 b., impacting Group results in Q1, 2013

On November 7, 2012, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) informed its employees about a
change in operations in Sweden, which also included reduction of positions
covering all job areas, including sales, general and administration, R&D,
supply and service delivery.

Ericsson in Sweden has reduced its operations by 1,399 positions by adapting
the organization, in cooperation with the unions. This has resulted in 919
employees being given notice

As announced previously, in absolute numbers, the majority of the reductions
are in Ericsson's Networks unit, but all parts of the organization in Sweden
are to some extent affected, impacting all its Swedish sites except Falun,
Hudiksvall, Kalmar and Katrineholm.

Actual employees made redundant per site: Borås (24 employees), Gothenburg -
Lindholmen and Mölndal (100), Karlskrona (30), Kumla (89), Linköping (78),
Luleå (7), Lund (14), Malmö (8), Stockholm (569).

Expected restructuring costs associated to these actions estimated to
approximately SEK -1.5 b., impacting Group results in Q1, 2013.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Total number of employees in Sweden was 17,712 on December 31. Ericsson has
sites in: Borås (approx 1,100 employees), Falun (approx 230), Gothenburg -
Lindholmen and Mölndal (approx 2,200), Hudiksvall (approx 300), Kalmar (aprox
20), Karlskrona (675), Katrineholm (approx 400), Kumla (approx 650), Linköping
(approx 1,300), Luleå (approx 50), Lund and Malmö (approx 100), Stockholm
(approx 10,700).

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