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ASSA ABLOY acquires Traka Plc in the United Kingdom


April 10, 2012 - Stockholm, Sweden

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Traka Plc in theUK. Traka is a leader in the fastgrowing segment of intelligent key cabinets and asset management solutions.Thesales are evenly split between the UK and export markets. The company has astrong track record of innovation and growth.

"I am very pleased to welcome Traka into the ASSA ABLOY Group," says JohanMolin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. "With the addition of Traka we willaddadvanced locking technologies and solutions to our strategic global productportfolio."

"Traka's leading technologies and solutions will provide us with access tonewmarkets in the UK where we are not active today and will enhance ouroffering inother regions. Traka brings to ASSA ABLOY an attractive product range andanexcellent team" says Tzachi Wiesenfeld, Executive Vice President of ASSAABLOYand Head of the EMEA Division.

Traka was established in 1995 and is based in Olney near Milton Keynes, UK.Thecompany employs 92 people.

Sales are expected to reach GBP 13 M (approx SEK 140 M) in 2012. Theacquisitionis EPS accretive from start.

The deal was closed simultaneously with signing on April 6, 2012.

Press release PDF:

http://hugin.info/1014/R/1600965/505421.pdf

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Source: ASSA ABLOY via Thomson Reuters ONE

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For more information, please contact:
Johan Molin
President and CEO
tel no: +46 8 506 485 42

Carolina Dybeck Happe
CFO and Executive Vice President
tel no: +46 8 506 485 72

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