On November 3, 2005 Schibsted ASA made a public offer to acquire all outstanding shares in Aspiro AB (publ), in accordance with the Securities Council’s decision regarding the application of the mandatory bid rules stipulated by the Swedish Industry and Commerce Stock Exchange Committee (Sw. Näringlivets Börskommitté) (“the Offer”). The Offer expired on December 13, 2005.
A few shareholders in Aspiro, representing a total number of 63,460 shares, corresponding to 0.03 per cent of the shares and votes in Aspiro, have accepted the Offer.
Schibsted has not acquired shares outside the Offer and consequently, Schibsted owns after the Offer, directly or indirectly, 83,073,622 shares corresponding to 43.8 per cent of the shares and votes in Aspiro.
Settlement is intended to occur on or about December 20, 2005.
For further information please contact: Sverre Munck, Executive Vice President, Schibsted ASA, phone number +47 9168 6699
Oslo, December 14th, 2005
Gisle Glück Evensen