Securitas to acquire Bell Group plc

Thursday, May 06, 2004

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

Securitas AB

P.O. Box 12307 S-102 28 Stockholm Sweden
Tel +46 8 657 74 00 Fax +46 8 657 70 72
Visiting address Lindhagensplan 70

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