Ericsson

Transfer of Ericsson own stock in relation to the incentive programs for employees

Pressmeddelande   •   Apr 10, 2006 22:06 CEST

At the Annual General Meeting of shareholders of Ericsson
(NASDAQ:ERICY) today, it was resolved, in accordance with the proposal from the Board of Directors and with previous decisions, that Ericsson shall have the right to transfer its own shares on a stock exchange in order to cover certain payments that occur in relation to the Company's Global Stock Incentive Program 2001, the Stock Purchase Plan 2003, the Long Term Incentive Plan 2004 and the Long Term Incentive Plan 2005.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2001 resolved on transfer of own shares on a stock exchange in relation to the introduction of a Global Stock Incentive Program. The resolution comprised, inter alia, a right for the company to transfer a maximum of 31,000,000 shares of series B to cover certain payments, mainly for social security charges that may occur in relation to the program.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2003 resolved on transfer of own shares on a stock exchange in relation to the Stock Purchase Plan 2003. The resolution comprised, inter alia, a right for the company to transfer a maximum of 26,000,000 shares of series B to cover certain payments, mainly for social security charges that may occur in relation to the plan.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2004 resolved on transfer of own shares on a stock exchange in relation to the Long Term Incentive Plan 2004. The resolution comprised, inter alia, a right for the company to transfer a maximum of 4,900,000 shares of series B to cover certain payments, mainly for social security charges that may occur in relation to the plan.

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2005 resolved on transfer of own shares on a stock exchange in relation to the Long Term Incentive Plan 2005. The resolution comprised, inter alia, a right for the company to transfer a maximum of 7,800,000 shares of series B to cover certain payments, mainly for social security charges that may occur in relation to the plan.

Resolutions on transfer of own shares have thereafter been made for the purpose of the Global Stock Incentive Program at the Annual General Meetings of Shareholders 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, for the purpose of the Stock Purchase Plan 2003 at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2004 and 2005 and for the purpose of the Long Term Incentive Plan 2004 at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2005.

In accordance with the above-mentioned resolutions on totally 69,700,000 shares of series B, 6,650,934 shares of series B have been transferred up to 10 April 2006.

In light of the above, the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders resolved that Ericsson shall have the right to transfer, prior to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in 2007, a maximum of 63,049,066 shares of series B, which as per 10 April 2006, remains of the original 69,700,000 shares for the purpose of covering certain payments, primarily social security charges that may occur in relation to the company's Global Stock Incentive Program 2001, the Stock Purchase Plan 2003, the Long Term Incentive Plan 2004 and the Long Term Incentive plan 2005. Transfer of shares shall be effected at the Stockholm Stock Exchange (Stockholmsbörsen) at a price within the, at each time, registered price interval for the share.

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