Utfors Issues Shares to Raise $74 Million

Nordic carrier issues 9,288,500 shares at SEK-80 each

November 23, 2000

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Utfors has carried out a new share issue providing the company with SEK 743 million before issue expenses. The new share issue, which comprises 9,288,500 shares, is aimed at a select number of Swedish and international institutional investors and the issue price is set at SEK 80 per share.

Funds raised by the issue are intended for the completion of Utfors' Nordic broadband network in accordance with decisions taken to this effect, the development of the company's range of services and the marketing of Utfors' broadband services to corporate customers in Sweden and the Nordic capitals.

Utfors' shares have been listed on the OM Stockholm Stock Exchange's Nya Marknaden (New Market) since 25 April 2000, with Carnegie as a sponsor. In order to promote effective trading in Utfors' shares, the company has applied to be listed on the O list of the OM Stockholm Stock Exchange. The listing prospectus is planned to be published around 6 December 2000 and the first day of listing is scheduled for 11 December 2000.

D. Carnegie AB, advisors to Utfors in conjunction with the listing on the O-list, has taken care of placing the newly issued shares.

"We have carried out the new share issue totally according to plan in a very tough market, which confirms market confidence in Utfors' powerful business concept," says President & CEO of Utfors AB, Jan Werne.

Utfors is the first choice of Nordic partner for high quality fixed and mobile broadband, Internet and telephony services. In 2000, Utfors will be launching a network at the cutting edge of global technology, which generates major costs savings. In this network, Utfors offers companies, authorities and private individuals revolutionary services that create new possibilities for progress and creativity. In 2001, Utfors will be linking together the 75 largest cities in the Nordic region with a 7,100 km long broadband network. Utfors has applied for a UMTS licence through Mobility4Sweden, a subsidiary owned jointly with T-mobil international (Deutsche Telekom) and ABB. Utfors employs around 255 people in Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Uppsala, Gothenburg, Malmo and Overkalix. Utfors AB's principal owners are Norsk Vekst and Litorina Kapital as well as a number of institutional investors.


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