The Supreme Administrative Court agrees with Bure

The Supreme Administrative Court agrees with Bure In an advance ruling, the Supreme Administrative Court has confirmed the National Tax Board's earlier decision that Bure can carry out asset management in the parent company without it affecting Bure's status as an investment company. This applies irrespective of how frequently Bure renews its market portfolio. This ruling is, in principle, highly relevant to the two lawsuits relating to the 1998 and 1999 financial years. The tax authority questions if, Bure fulfilled the criteria for an investment company during these years. Bure is awaiting information from tax authority's answer relating to its continued handling of these matters. Gothenburg, 26 September 2002 Bure Equity AB (publ) For further information, please contact: Peter Sandberg, President +46 31-708 64 20 Benny Averpil, Chief Financial Officer +46 31-708 64 40, +46 708-63 54 07 Iréne Axelsson, Head of Corporate Communications +46 31-708 64 47, +46 706-32 81 83 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/09/26/20020926BIT00750/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/09/26/20020926BIT00750/wkr0002.pdf

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