Securitas withdraws its offer to the shareholders and warrant holders in Niscayah

Monday, September 05, 2011

This press release may not, directly or indirectly, be distributed or published in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. The offer is not being made to (and acceptances will not be accepted from) persons in those countries or elsewhere where their participation requires further documentation, filings or other measures in addition to those required by Swedish law. This press release has been published in Swedish and English. In the event of any discrepancy in content between the language versions, the Swedish version shall prevail.

On May 16, 2011, Securitas announced an offer to acquire all shares and warrants 2007/2012 in Niscayah. On June 27, 2011, Stanley Black & Decker announced a competing bid to the shareholders and warrant holders in Niscayah. In a press release dated September 2, 2011, Stanley Black & Decker announced that all conditions for its bid have been fulfilled, and that the bid will be completed.

Securitas’ offer was, inter alia, conditional upon acceptance of the offer to such an extent that Securitas becomes owner of more than 90 percent of the shares in Niscayah. Since it is clear that this condition will not be fulfilled, Securitas withdraws its offer.

The shares and warrants that have been tendered in Securitas’ offer will hence not be acquired by Securitas. The shares and warrants will remain in the possession of the owners without the owners having to take any actions.

For more information please contact:

Gisela Lindstrand, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, phone +46 10 470 30 11, mobile +46 70 287 86 62, or email gisela.lindstrand@securitas.com

Micaela Sjökvist, Head of Investor Relations, phone. +46 10 470 30 13, mobile +46 76 116 74 43, or email micaela.sjokvist@securitas.com
 

Important Information

The offer is not being made to persons whose participation requires that an additional offer document is prepared or registration effected or that any other measures are taken in addition to those required under Swedish law.

This press release and any related offer documentation are not being distributed and must not be mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in or into any country in which the distribution or offering would require any such additional measures to be taken or would be in conflict with any law or regulation in such country – any such action will not be permitted or sanctioned by Securitas. Any purported acceptance of the offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions may be disregarded.

The offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, by use of mail or any other means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the internet) in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the U.S., and the offer cannot be accepted by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the U.S. Accordingly, this press release and any related offer documentation are not being and should not be mailed or otherwise distributed, forwarded or sent in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the U.S.

Securitas will not deliver any consideration from the offer into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the U.S.

This press release is not being, and must not be, sent to shareholders with registered addresses in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the U.S. Banks, brokers, dealers and other nominees holding shares for persons in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the U.S. must not forward this press release or any other document received in connection with the offer to such persons.

The shares in Securitas have not been, and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the U.S. unless such registration under the Securities Act is made, or an exemption from such registration is available.

Securitas is a knowledge leader in security, focusing on providing security solutions to fit each customer's needs in 45 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia and Africa. Everywhere from small stores to airports, our 280,000 employees are making a difference.

Securitas AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act (Sw. lagen (2007:528) om värdepappersmarknaden) and the Takeover Rules. The information was submitted for publication on September 5, 2011 at 16.45 (CET).

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