2013-02-26 13:20:30 -
Today, the Norwegian Competition Authority issued a notification in which it was
stated that the Norwegian Competition Authority is considering prohibiting the
implementation of the cooperation agreement between ICA and Norgesgruppen.
This is just a notification and not a formal decision that right now poses an
obstacle to the ongoing implementation.
ICA's view is, and has been, that the cooperation agreement with Norgesgruppen
is in compliance with relevant competition legislation.
ICA has until March 8, 2013, to respond to the notification.
The information herein is such that Hakon Invest AB must disclose pursuant to
the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments
Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 13.00 CET on
Tuesday, 26 February 2013.
For more information, contact:
Head of Investor Relations
Göran Blomberg Pernilla Grennfelt
tel. +46-8-553 399 99 tel.+46-8-533 399 55
Hakon Invest, which is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, conducts active and long-
term investment operations in retail-oriented companies in the Nordic and Baltic
region. Hakon Invest owns 40% of ICA AB, the Nordic region's leading retail
company with a focus on food. The portfolio also includes shares in Forma
Publishing Group, Kjell & Company, Cervera, inkClub and Hemtex. Further
information about Hakon Invest is available at www.hakoninvest.se.
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