Zeewolde, The Netherlands, 21 October 2011 – Swedish Automobile N.V. (Swan) confirms that a new offer, constituting a direct purchase of the shares of Saab Automobile AB and Saab Great Britain Ltd, was made by Pang Da and Youngman. The parties made the offer during discussions with Swan, referring to changed circumstances since July 2011 when the subscription agreement was signed. Swan declined this offer. Swan has requested confirmation from Pang Da and Youngman that they are able and willing to consummate the agreements that are signed. That confirmation has not been received to date. Further discussions are ongoing.
Yesterday the administrator filed an application to terminate the voluntary reorganization process with the District Court in Vänersborg, Sweden. The regular procedure prescribes a hearing of the arguments of both the administrator and Saab Automobile. Saab Automobile has until 27 October 2011 to reply. The court has informed Saab Automobile that it shall decide on this case on 28 October 2011.
The current developments do not influence the validity of the offer of North Street Capital LP as communicated yesterday.
In view of all developments Swan has decided to publish its Q3, 2011 results on 30 November 2011 instead of 28 October 2011.