Castellum does not raise the offer for Diligentia

Gothenburg, March 2, 2000

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Considering the various opinions, which have been advanced regarding Castellum's offer to the shareholders of Diligentia during the day, the Board of Castellum has resolved to make the following statement.

Castellum does not intend to raise the offer made. The Board considers the offer, which implies a premium of 18 %, to be well balanced.

As results from the offer document, the Boards of both Castellum and Diligentia judge the combination of the two companies to be right, operationally as well as from a shareholders point of view.

For further information, please contact:
Lars-Erik Jansson (entering CEO of Castellum AB) tel +46 31 60 74 00/ mobile +46 705-92 06 70

Håkan Hellström (CFO of Castellum AB) tel +46 31 60 74 00 / mobile +46 705-60 74 56