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Capio in exclusive negotiations to buy Tonkin Group in France


Capio has made an offer for 100 per cent of the shares in Tonkin Group and has been granted exclusivity by the sellers.

Whilst the workers council is being consulted in compliance with the French applicable laws, Capio intends to finalise the acquisition process during September at which point of time further information will be provided.

The Tonkin Group is the leading private hospital group in the Rhône-Alpes region in France with three units located in the region of Lyon. The hospitals have 604 beds and are well-known for their high level of professionalism in a large range of medical services including high skilled cardiac and neurosurgery with a national recruitment of patients. The Group has an annual turnover of EUR 100 M, about 1000 employees and more than 300 self-employed physicians.

Göteborg, August 31, 2006
Capio AB (publ)

Capio Group is one of Europe’s leading healthcare providers, with operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Portugal. The Capio Group has annual net revenues of approximately SEK 12,500 M (EUR 1,350 M), with some 14,500 employees.


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