Securitas signs agreement to acquire Eurotelis in France.

Monday, May 10, 2004

In accordance with Securitas press release from March 15th, 2004 Securitas Security Systems in France has now signed an agreement with Valiance Group, to acquire Eurotelis. The company, which has 370 employees, is operating in the security systems business in France with annual sales in 2003 of MEUR 27 (MSEK 245), mainly from installation and alarm monitoring.

The acquisition is expected to be closed at the end of May.

This acquisition will significantly strengthen the position of Securitas Systems in France and will enable Securitas to be the market leader in the bank and post market segment.

Further information can be obtained from:

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

The press release is also available on:
www.securitasgroup.com
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Securitas to acquire Bell Group plc
The offer document containing the full terms and conditions of the Offer will be posted to the shareholders of Bell Group (other than those in the United States, Canada or Japan) in due course.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or an invitation to purchase, any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction. The Offer will be made solely by the offer document and the form of acceptance which will accompany it.

The Offer will not be made, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Japan or any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a breach of securities laws in that jurisdiction and the Offer will not be capable of acceptance from or within the United States, Canada, Japan or any such other jurisdiction.

Information relating to this announcement can be obtained from:

Thomas Berglund, President and CEO +44 (0) 20 8432 6500
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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