Atlas Copco: Atlas Copco’s Acquisition of Edwards Group Receives Antitrust Clearance

  Atlas Copco: Atlas Copco’s Acquisition of Edwards Group Receives Antitrust

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STOCKHOLM -- January 9, 2014

Regulatory News:

The acquisition by Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB), a leading provider of
sustainable productivity solutions, of Edwards Group Ltd., has received
antitrust clearance from all relevant authorities. Atlas Copco expects to
close the acquisition later today.

Edwards, headquartered in the United Kingdom, is a technology and market
leader in sophisticated vacuum products and abatement solutions with more than
90 years’ experience. The products and services are integral to manufacturing
processes, such as for semiconductors and flat panel displays, and are used
within an increasingly diverse range of industrial applications.

Atlas Copco announced on August 19, 2013 that it had agreed to purchase

Atlas Copco discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the
Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in
compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining
equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and
services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The
company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global
reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39
800employees and revenues of BSEK90.5 (BEUR 10.5). Learn more at

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial
compressors, vacuum solutions, gas and process compressors and expanders, air
and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. It has a global
service network and offers specialty rental services. Compressor Technique
innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and
process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are
located in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China and India.

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