The Board of Securitas AB proposes: Securitas to list three new specialized security companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange
Securitas AB, a world leader in security, proposes to transform three of its divisions into independent, specialized security companies: Loomis Cash Handling Services AB, Securitas Direct AB and Securitas Systems AB. The three new companies will, subject to a decision by an Extraordinary General Meeting proposed for September 25, 2006, be distributed to the shareholders by way of a dividend and listed on the O-list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange immediately thereafter.
Securitas has grown into a world leader in security with more than 200,000 employees and sales of BSEK 66, by organic sales growth and acquisitions during the last 20 years. Securitas' strategy has been instrumental in developing and consolidating the security industry to become more focused and independent with clear market players delivering professional security. Through its substantial market position in many countries, Securitas has been, and is, a driving force in the industry. The key words in this development are professionalism, specialization and segmentation reflecting ever more growing and differentiated customer needs thus creating new markets and specialized businesses with their own logic.
Thomas Berglund, Securitas CEO comments:
"Our decision to create and list three new companies and release the entrepreneurial spirit is a logical step considering our history and our ambitions for the future. It is a clear signal to customers, employees and the financial markets that we intend to stay ahead".
Melker Schörling, chairman of the Board, comments:
"Securitas has been a successful Swedish blue-chip company in terms of increasing shareholder value during the last 15 years as a public company. The drivers for the development has been and will be specialization and focus on core business. This was the case when Assa Abloy was created and distributed to the shareholders in 1994 and when Attendo took the same route in 2000. This is also now the main reason for the proposed creation of three new listed companies".
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