"No negotiations with Continental"

"No negotiations with Continental" Trelleborg's has an annual average growth target of 15-20 percent. A major portion of this has been and will continue to be achieved through acquisitions. This means that Trelleborg is in continuous contact with, and monitors in different ways, a number of companies that could fit into the Trelleborg structure. For primarily business reasons, Trelleborg's policy is to not comment on individual acquisition candidates during any ongoing exploratory stages or negotiations. However, since there has been speculation in the media that Trelleborg could be negotiating with the German company Continental, the company finds it necessary to confirm that no negotiations are currently being conducted between the companies. Furthermore, Trelleborg has no comments to make about the company's business negotiations with other companies. Other inquiries should be addressed to Trelleborg´s Corporate Communications Department, telephone: +46 410 670 00. Trelleborg is a global industrial group. Operations are based on spearhead competence within polymer materials and a high level of industrial know-how, combined with functional solutions and systems designed to meet the needs of our customers. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of SEK 18 billion (pro forma, including the most recent acquisitions), with approximately 16,500 employees in 40 countries. Trelleborg consists of four business areas: Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, Trelleborg Engineered Systems and Trelleborg Building Systems. The Trelleborg share has been quoted on the A list of the Stockholm Exchange since 1964. www.trelleborg.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/10/03/20011003BIT00340/bit0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/10/03/20011003BIT00340/bit0001.pdf