Securitas Systems acquisition in the US

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Securitas Systems in the United States has acquired Premier System Solutions, Inc., the market leader in Tampa, Florida. The company installs and services security systems in Tampa and other major Florida markets. Premier has forecasted sales of MUSD 4,5 (MSEK 35) in 2006 with an employee base of 17. The enterprise value of the acquisition amounts to MUSD 4,6 (MSEK 36)

The acquisition of Premier System Solutions, Inc., allows Securitas Systems to establish a strong local market presence in the important Florida market. Through the company Securitas Systems will get access to all Florida markets and increase its footprint to further support the national customer market segment in the United States.

After the acquisition Securitas Systems in the USA will have sales of MUSD 120 (MSEK 935) with approximately 575 employees.

Håkan Winberg, Executive Vice President and CFO +44 (0) 20 8432 6500
Henrik Brehmer, Senior Vice President Investor Relations +44 (0) 20 8432 6523

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Notes to Editors:

Securitas Systems, part of the Securitas Group, is a security systems integrator who offers complete security solutions for customers with high security demands within market segments such as banking, industry, defense, airport, seaport and retail. Services are based on modern technology and concepts include access control, video surveillance, intrusion and fire alarm systems. The total annual sale for Securitas Systems is approximately MSEK 6,000; it has 5,000 employees and operates in 15 countries (in Europe, USA and Hong Kong). Securitas Systems also owns Pacom, a security product manufacturing company in Australia. For further information on Securitas Systems please visit the following website

Securitas is a world leader in security, active in more than 20 countries in Europe and North America. Securitas employs over 200,000 people and the operations are organized in five specialized divisions; Security Services USA and Security Services Europe for guarding solutions, Securitas Systems for integrated and high end security systems, Direct for professional and consumer alarm concepts and Cash Handling Services for cash processing, transport and ATM services. Over the past 15 years, Securitas has grown to be the world's largest security company with a market share of 8 percent of the total world market. Securitas' annual sales are approximately MSEK 66,000.

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