Sandvik's buy-back of own shares
Sandvik's current holding of own shares amounted at 20 February to8,022,000 shares, corresponding to 3.10% of the total number of shares (258,698,850).
In accordance with the decision at the 2001 Annual General Meeting, Sandvik has the possibility of repurchasing a total of 12,934,800 shares, corresponding to 5% of the total number of shares.
Sandviken, 21 February 2002
Sandvik AB; (publ)