Annual General Meeting in Castellum AB

Gothenburg, March 25, 1999

The Annual General Meeting of shareholders in Castellum AB on March 24, 1999 has adopted the Board of Directors' proposal for appropriation of the profits which implies a dividend to share-holders of SEK 3.50 per share. March 29, 1999 was appointed as the record date for the payment of dividends.

Moreover, the Annual General Meeting decided to re-elect the following Directors: Jan Kvarnström, Thomas Alexandersson, Mats Israelsson, Gunnar Larsson and Stig-Arne Larsson. Göran Lindén, Stockholm was elected to new member of the Board, replacing Gösta Bystedt, who had declined another term. Mr Lindén, born 1944, is member of the Boards in Swedish Match AB, Monark-Stiga AB, Pricer AB, Perstorp Plastic Systems AB, Pripps Ringnes AB and the 6th AP-Fund, and is as well formerly CEO of Swedish Match AB.

At the board meeting following election Jan Kvarnström was re-elected to Chairman of the Board.

The Annual General Meeting also decided to alter the Articles of Association in accordance with the proposal announced in the notice to attend the Annual General Meeting, but with the change that Annual General Meetings will be held only in Gothenburg. The other alterations were all caused by changes in the Swedish legislation.

For further information, please contact
Håkan Hellström, CFO, tel +46 31 60 74 00 / mobile +46 705 60 74 56