Proposed plant closures referring to restructuring measures announced earlier today

(ELUX) The restructuring measures announced earlier today are focused on improving the Group’s cost structure and productivity. The proposed measures involve total personnel cutbacks of approximately 2,800, and will result in a provision in the fourth quarter of 2001 of approximately SEK 1,500m.

The proposed measures mainly affect the Group’s operations within major appliances, but also imply changes within other product lines such as components and consumer outdoor products in Europe.

The proposed plant closures/relocations are listed below:

Product area Personnel
Plant cutbacks
Bøn, Norway Cookers 118
Transfer of production to Sweden and Italy
Burg, Germany Hobs 309
Transfer of production to Rothenburg,
Kassel, Germany Refrigerators 405
Transfer of production to Sweden and Italy
Intron, India Washing machines 76
Transfer of production to Butibori, India
Latin America Compressors 229
Electrolux is the world’s largest producer of powered appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use, such as refrigerators, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, chain saws, lawn mowers, and garden tractors. In 2000, the Group had sales of SEK 124.5 billion and approximately 87,100 employees. Every year, customers in more than 150 countries buy more than 55 million Group products for both consumer and
professional use under famous brands such as Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidiare, Eureka, Husqvarna and Flymo.

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