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Final results of Getinge’s rights issue

Press release January 13, 2009 Not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong or Japan

A final calculation of the outcome of the rights issue that Getinge AB (Getinge) has completed shows that 23,613,334 shares, representing 99.1 per cent of the total rights issue, have been subscribed for with primary preferential rights. The 219,003 shares that were not subscribed with primary preferential rights have been distributed among the shareholders who have subscribed for shares with subsidiary preferential rights according to the principles described in the prospectus. Through the rights issue Getinge will receive approximately SEK 1,990 million before transaction costs.

As a result of the rights issue, the number of shares in Getinge increases by 23,832,337 through the issue of 1,594,005 Class A shares and 22,238,332 Class B shares and the share capital increases by SEK 11,916,168.50. After the rights issue, the company’s share capital amounts to SEK 119,161,688.50 distributed among 15,940,050 Class A shares and 222,383,327 Class B shares. The newly issued Class B shares are subject to trading on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Large Cap.

Financial and legal advisor
SEB Enskilda is financial advisor to Getinge. Mannheimer Swartling is legal advisor.

Getinge, January 13, 2009
Getinge AB (publ)

For further information:
Ulf Grunander, CFO
+46 (0) 35 15 55 00

The information is such that Getinge AB must disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on January 13, 2009, at 13:00 p.m, CET.

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Neither the BTAs (interim shares) nor the new shares will be registered in accordance with the Securities Act or any provincial act in Canada and may not be transferred or offered for sale in the United States or Canada or to persons resident there, or on account of such persons other than in such exceptional cases that do not require registration in accordance with the Securities Act or any provincial act in Canada.