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AB Volvo has signed an agreement under which the company is offered the
opportunity to increase its shareholding in Deutz AG from 6.7% to just over 25%
by acquiring a total of 22,117,693 shares from Same Deutz-Fahr Group at a price
of EUR 5.88 per share. Completion of the transaction is subject to the
fulfillment of a number of conditions, including the approval of the relevant
competition authorities. The transaction would make AB Volvo the largest
shareholder in Deutz AG.
“Deutz AG has been an important supplier and partner for many years,” says Olof
Persson, Volvo’s CEO. “The increase in our shareholding in the company is a
natural step in light of our plans to expand our commercial cooperation in
medium-duty engines.”

Earlier this year, AB Volvo and Deutz AG signed a non-binding memorandum of
understanding with the intention to explore the potential to extend the
companies’ long-term cooperation through joint development of the next
generation of medium-duty engines for off-road applications. The memorandum of
understanding also aims at analyzing the conditions for establishing a joint
venture in China for the production of medium-duty engines for off-road

The transaction is scheduled to be finalized in the third quarter and is not
expected to have any material impact on the Volvo Group’s earnings or financial
position. At the date of negotiation, the price was set at EUR 5.88 per share,
corresponding to the average price for the share for the three months preceding
the date at which the price for the shares were agreed, plus a premium of 12%.

AB Volvo currently owns 8,097,754 shares in Deutz AG, corresponding to a 6.7%

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