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2014-06-02

Securitas: Securitas strengthens its technology offering in the USA

Securitas has acquired 24 percent of the shares in the Remote Video
Services Company Iverify in the USA. Simultaneously Iverify has
acquired 100 percent of the shares in the technology solutions
company TransAlarm. The purchase price for the 24 percent stake
amounts to approximately MSEK 145.

Iverify is one of the leading Remote Video Services companies in the
United States and operates a state-of-the-art Remote Video operations
monitoring center, one of the largest of its kind and headquartered
in Charlotte, North Carolina.

TransAlarm is a security technology integrator headquartered in
Minnesota, operating a large network of over 400 installers capable
of covering the entire United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

With this acquisition, Securitas will have a 24 percent ownership
position in the combined operations of Iverify and TransAlarm.
Driehaus Private Equity is Securitas' co-partner in this transaction.
Iverify will continue to be headquartered in Charlotte, North
Carolina, and the two monitoring centers of the combined operations
will serve as back-ups to each other. The joint operation employs 300
people.

"Securitas has set a target to triple the Group's sales of security
solutions and technology from 6 percent in 2012 to 18 percent by
year-end 2015. The acquisition supports the Group's strategy and
strengthens Securitas' position in the USA as an integrated security
solutions provider. The acquisition also facilitates the creation of
alternatives to implement the Affordable Care Act in the USA, and
emphasizes as well the long term value it will bring in creating
security solutions for our customers", says Securitas President and
CEO Alf Göransson.

"Iverify and TransAlarm are a perfect match. They are both leaders in
their industry and deliver complementary services. The new Iverify
that emerges from this transaction will provide reliable solutions
towards our customers for our Remote Video Services as well as have
the capacity for installing the associated technology. All of this
with a US nationwide reach," says Securitas Divisional President of
Security Service North America Santiago Galaz.

Securitas has approximately 104 000 employees in North-America,
providing on-site guarding, mobile services and remote guarding, and
risk management and consulting services.

The acquisition is included as an associated company in Securitas as
of June 1, 2014.

This press release is also available at: www.securitas.com

Information:

Gisela Lindstrand, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and
Public Affairs, Securitas AB, mobile +46 70 287 8662, or email
gisela.lindstrand@securitas.com

Micaela Sjökvist, Head of Investor Relations, Securitas AB, mobile +46
76 116 7443 or email micaela.sjokvist@securitas.com

Securitas is a global knowledge leader in security. From a broad range
of services of specialized guarding, technology solutions and
consulting and investigations, we customize offerings that are suited
to the individual customer's needs, in order to deliver the most
effective security solutions. Everywhere from small stores to
airports, our 310,000 employees are making a difference.

Securitas AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the
Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.
The information was submitted for publication at 09.00. (CET) on June
2 2014.

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