7/15/2016 8:00 AM The acquisition of Prevex approved by the Swedish Competition Authorities

Pressrelease 15 July, 2016

In June The Ahlsell Group entered into an agreement to acquire the specialized hardware store chain Prevex. The Swedish Competition Authorities has now approved the acquisition. Closing is expected to take place during August.

For further information contact:

Johan Nilsson, Group CEO Ahlsell AB, +46-8-685 70 00

Ahlsell is the Nordic region's leading trading company in installation products and tools & machinery. It offers a wide range of products and services to professional users in the segments of HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, construction, tools and machinery. The Group has an annual turnover of approx. SEK 23 billion and about 4,800 employees.