Securitas acquires security services company in Thailand

Securitas has acquired the security services company ESC and SSA Guarding Company in Thailand. Enterprise value is estimated to MSEK 27 (MTHB 115).

ESC and SSA Guarding Company has annual sales of approximately MSEK 40 (MTHB 170) and approximately 1,400 employees. The company is focused on guarding and has operations throughout Thailand.

Thailand has a large, highly fragmented guarding industry with manned guarding seen as the principal part in safety and security.

In April 2009, Securitas established operations in Thailand and has now about 400 employees and a growing operation, mainly in the area of Bangkok. With this acquisition, Securitas will strengthen its operations in Thailand both in terms of customer base and national coverage.

The acquisition is consolidated in Securitas AB as of October 1, 2010.

This press release is also available at: www.securitas.com

Information:

Gisela Lindstrand, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Securitas AB, phone +46 10 470 3011, mobile +46 70 287 8662, or email gisela.lindstrand@securitas.com

Securitas is a knowledge leader in security. By focusing on providing security solutions to fit each customer's needs, Securitas has achieved sustainable growth and profitability in 40 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia and Africa. Everywhere from small stores to airports, our 260,000 employees are making a difference.

Securitas AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 12.00 (CET) on October 1, 2010.

 



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