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Stability, functionality and cross media delivery drives groups decision to select SAXOTECH
AALBORG, DENMARK - October 27, 2004 - SAXOTECH is please to announce that it, has signed an agreement with VLT, to supply the SAXoPRESS publishing system (Ed. note - currently called SAXOTECH Editorial) to the group's eight newspapers.
VLT AB is the parent company of newspapers Vestmanlands Läns Tidning, Trollhättans Tidning, Elfsborgs Läns Allehanda, Sala Allehanda, Bärgslagsbladet, Ar-bo-ga Tidning, Avesta Tidning, and Fagersta-Posten.

The agreement allows all newspapers in the VLT group to gradually implement SAXOTECH’s editorial solutions. The first implementation will commence with the editorial system SAXoPRESS in the beginning of 2005 at the Vestmanlands Läns Tidning.

Lennart Foss, CEO of VLT AB, said his organization is focused on selecting a stable supplier with a good financial situation – with both profit and loss accounts and balance sheets expressing a healthy business activity, not only in the present year, but throughout a number of years.

"In addition to finding a stable supplier with a great base of publishing solutions for both paper and web as well as with a good functionality, the technical platform was an important issue in VLT’s selection of a system solution,” says Anders Lind, IT-strategist VLT AB."Other important factors certainly were that we have seen existing customers who have been using SAXOTECH in their production for several years – and their experience with SAXOTECH’s service and support."
”To be allowed to deliver a solution to the VLT group is very satisfactory, said Urban Jönér, SAXOTECH’s sales manager in Sweden. ”Throughout the years, VLT has made high, but fair demands to their suppliers, something that will naturally strengthen SAXOTECH’s position in the Swedish market. At SAXOTECH we see the agreement with VLT as a confirmation that our publishing solutions fit the Swedish market. Today, SAXOTECH continues to be the market -leader in the Danish and the Norwegian markets.”

About VLT:

VLT is a media company located in Västerås, Sweden. The company comprises newspaper publishing, printing, and electronic media. In 2003, the VLT group had a turnover of MSEK 769 with a result after financial posts of MSEK 25. The group has a staff of more than 850 . The VLT share is registered on the O-list of the Swedish stock exchange.
The group publishes newspapers in eight areas, has distribution activities, printing house, internet and radio activities, and registration and quality assurance regarding TV commercials and newspaper ads. The business area newspapers consist of: Vestmanlands Läns Tidning in Västerås, Bärgslagsbladet in Köping, Arboga Tid-ning, Sala Allehanda, Fagersta-Posten, Avesta Tidning, Trollhättans Tidning, Elfsborgs Läns Allehanda in Vänersborg.VLT is also involved in newspaper and direct mail distribution as well as owning shares of the internet developer Citygate.

The printing activity includes VLT Press in Västerås and part ownership (10percent) in Västsvenskt Tidnings-tryc-keri AB.
The business area Electronic media has activities within the internet area through development and sales of tools for digital communication in Leanback Sweden. In addition, the group supplies and runs ad server systems for interactive advertising on the Scandinavian market and hosting in Leanback Media System. Radio is run by the station Rix FM in Västmanland in the company Bra Radio. Registration and quality assurance of TV commercials and newspaper ads is carried out in the company TVCheck.