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Ericsson: First Joint Meeting for Russian-Swedish Business Council Held in Moscow

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — (Marketwired) — 08/15/13 —

* Leading executives from companies in Sweden, Russia discussed trade and

* Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg co-chaired the meeting with
Vladimir Dmitriev, chair of Russia-s Vnesheconombank

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) President and CEO Hans Vestberg co-chaired the
joint meeting of the Russian-Swedish Business Council (RSBC) in Moscow on
15, 2013. RSBC brings together Swedish and Russian CEO-s of the leading
companies of both countries.

The purpose of the non-governmental, non-profit Council is to grow
trade and investments by stimulating cooperation between Russian and
companies and by providing advice to the two governments on the policy

The Swedish members are made up of representatives from 16 leading Swedish
companies and organizations with a significant presence in the Russian
Hans Vestberg agreed to be the Swedish co-chair at the launch of RSBC in
Stockholm in April 2011.

Hans Vestberg said: “I see a strong commitment from the Swedish members to
engage in the RSBC and to develop their business in Russia. I-m proud to
the Swedish side and we see a similar strong interest to develop trade and
investment from the Russian companies and organizations.”

The Council meeting took place at Vnesheconombank, whose chairman Vladimir
Dmitriev is also the Russian co-chair of the RSBC.

His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden attended the meeting, as well as
high-level representatives of the two governments.

“We are honored by the presence of Prince Daniel,” said Vestberg. “We also
the strong support from the two governments, who look forward to receiving
input from RSBC on how trade and investments between the two countries
could be
further developed.

“Ericsson has been in Russia for more than 130 years. Still, we can always
improve global trade by enabling more business cooperation around the
world, and
we look forward to sharing our experience with other companies and with the
governments,” concluded Vestberg.

The other Swedish members of the RSBC are: Atlas Copco, East Capital, EKN,
Investor AB, Oriflame, SAS, SCA, Scania, TeliaSonera, Tetra Pak, Vinnova,
Group, Vostok Nafta, and ÅF.


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