Bure´s new share issue fully subscribed

Bure's new issue fully subscribed In June, Bure Equity AB (Stockholm Stock Exchange: A-list, BURE) carried out a combined issue of shares and debentures with detachable warrants amounting to approximately MSEK 750. The company's shareholders had preferential rights to subscribe for one unit, i.e., two new shares and one debenture with nine detachable warrants, for each share held. The combined issue was well received and has been fully subscribed. "It is very satisfactory that Bure now has the financial freedom to secure substantial shareholder value and that Bure has been given the means to successfully further develop the current portfolio," says Lennart Svantesson, CEO, Bure Equity AB. The combined issue with preferential rights for existing shareholders is fully subscribed, including approximately 6.5 percent subscription without preferential rights and will provide Bure with SEK 750,241,000 before issue costs. The issue guarantee will thus not be utilised. The total issue comprise (i) 216,200,000 new shares, at a nominal amount of SEK 0.75 per share, equal to an issue amount of SEK 162,150,000 and (ii) 108,100,000 debentures with 972,900,000 detachable warrants, the two latter equal to a combined issue amount of SEK 588,064,000. Of this amount, SEK 500,203,114 will be reported as consideration for the debt instrument and SEK 87,860,886 will be transferred to restricted shareholders' equity as consideration for the warrants. After registration of the share issue the total number of shares in Bure will amount to 325,300,000. If all warrants are exercised the number of shares will amount to 1,298,200,000. Bure has, as described in the issue prospectus, previously re-purchased in total 4,945,500 shares, of which 3,945,500 shares via an agreement with a bank, a so-called synthetic arrangement. Bure will announce the new shareholder structure around 25 July. Bure publishes its interim report for the period January-June 2003 on 25 August, 2003. Gothenburg, 27 June 2003 Bure Equity AB (publ) For information, please contact: Lennart Svantesson, CEO, Bure Equity AB +46 31 708 64 00 Iréne Axelsson, Investor Relations and Corporate +46 31 708 64 47 Communication ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/06/27/20030627BIT00500/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/06/27/20030627BIT00500/wkr0002.pdf