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OM's development into a world leading technology company will continue

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OM’s development into a world leading technology company will continue - Despite our weakened results, 2001 was not a wasted year. Our core operations developed well during the past year and were profitable. Our brand in the international arena is stronger than ever, and we continued to gain significant market share, stated OM’s CEO Per E. Larsson, in his address to the Annual General Meeting of shareholders at Stockholm’s Berwaldhallen last night. The dividend has been fixed at SEK 1.00 (6.00) per share and the record day for the distribution will be March 25, 2002. The dividend is expected to be distributed by VPC on March 28, 2002. Adine Grate Axén was elected as a new Board member and Gunnar Brock, Jan R. Carendi, Thomas Franzén, Per E. Larsson, Nils-Fredrik Nyblæus, Bengt Rydén and Olof Stenhammar were all re-elected. Sven Nyman had requested not to be considered for re-election. The fees to the Board of Directors were voted to remain unchanged; with SEK 700 000 to the Chairman of the Board, SEK 300 000 to the Deputy Chairman of the Board if appointed and SEK 150 000 to the Board members. The fees to the Auditors were voted to remain unchanged, according to account. The Meeting voted for a change in the articles of association, new paragraph 3 in the articles of association is: The objects of the company shall be to develop and provide IT-based systems and services, directly or through wholly or partly owned companies, primarily for the finance, energy and commodities markets, to own or operate exchanges, marketplaces, clearing organizations, central securities depositories, securities institutions, and fund companies, and to engage in business operations compatible therewith, and also to own and manage real and personal property. The Board informed the Meeting that it has appointed a Nomination Committee. Per E. Larsson’s address to the Meeting can be read on OM’s website (www.om.com). For further information or comments, please contact Olof Stenhammar, Chairman of the Board, OM + 46 8-405 66 42 Per E. Larsson, President and CEO, OM + 46 8-405 66 19 Anna Eriksson, VP, Brand & Communications, OM + 46 8-405 66 12

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