Bo-Inge Hansson New President of Gambro Healthcare International

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 4, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Gambro AB (Other OTC:GAMBF) (Stockholm:GAMBa) (Stockholm:GAMBb), a leading international medical technology and healthcare company, today announced that Bo-Inge Hansson has been appointed President of the renal care clinics operations, Gambro Healthcare International. Presently Bo-Inge Hansson is President of Gambro Renal Products Asia headquartered in Hong Kong.

In his new position, Bo-Inge Hansson will be responsible for Gambro's renal care clinics outside the U.S. including about 150 clinics, of which about 100 in Europe and the remaining in South America and Asia-Pacific. He will resume his responsibilities as of January 1, 2003. As President of Gambro Healthcare International Bo-Inge Hansson will be based in Lund, Sweden and report directly to Soren Mellstig, President and CEO of Gambro.

For further information please contact:

Bengt Modeer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
tel. +46-8-613 65 99, +46-70-212 50 53

Pia Irell, Investor Relations Director, Corporate Finance
tel. +46-8-613 65 91, +46-70-513 65 91

Kevin Smith, President Gambro Inc.
Investor Relations U.S.
tel. +1-303 231 4750

Gambro is a global medical technology and healthcare company with leading positions in renal care -- services and products -- and blood component technology. Gambro Healthcare is one of the leading providers of kidney dialysis services in the world with more than 52,700 patients in 688 clinics worldwide. Gambro Renal Products comprises dialyzers, dialysismachines, blood lines and dialysis concentrates. Gambro BCT is the market leader in separation and handling of blood components. The group, with 2001 revenues of approximately SEK 27 billion (USD 2.7 billion), has 20,900 employees in some 40 countries.

Gambro AB

A public company (publ)
Reg no. 556041-8005
Jakobsgatan 6, PO Box 7373 SE-103 91
Stockholm, Sweden
Tel +46 8-613 65 00
Fax +46 8-611 28 30

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