SKF: Notice of Annual General Meeting on April 15, 2003

GOTEBORG, Sweden, March 6, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- In accordance with the listing agreement with OM Stockholmsborsen, AB SKF (Nasdaq:SKFR) hereby announces the contents of the Notice of the Company's Annual General Meeting on April 15.

Aktiebolaget SKF (publ.)

Enclosure: Notice of Annual General Meeting

For further information, please contact:

 Lars G. Malmer
 SKF Group Communication
 tel. +46 (0)31 337 1541

Aktiebolaget SKF, SE-415 50 Goteborg, Sweden, tel. +46 (0)31 337 1000, fax +46 (0)31 337 2832,

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Aktiebolaget SKF will be held at SKF Kristinedal, Byfogdegatan 4, Goteborg, Sweden, at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2003.

Annual General Meeting

For the right to participate at the meeting, shareholders must be recorded in the shareholders' register kept by VPC AB by Friday, April 4, 2003 and must notify the company before 12 Noon on Wednesday, April 9, 2003 by letter to AB SKF, Group Legal, SE-415 50 Goteborg, Sweden, or by fax +46 31 337 16 91, or by phone +46 31 337 29 00. When notifying the company, preferably in writing, this should include details of name, address, telephone number, registered shareholding and advisors, if any. Where representation is being made by proxy, the original of the proxy form shall be sent to the company before the date of the meeting. Shareholders whose shares are registered in the name of a trustee must have the shares registered temporarily in their own name in order to take part in the meeting. Any such re-registration for the purpose of establishing voting rights shall take place by Friday, April 4, 2003. This means that the shareholder should give notice of his/her wish to be included in the shareholders' register to the trustee in plenty of time before that date. A re-registration fee will normally be payable to the trustee.


 1.  Opening of the Annual General Meeting.
 2.  Election of a chairman for the meeting.
 3.  Drawing up and approval of the voting list.
 4.  Approval of agenda.
 5.  Election of persons to verify the minutes.
 6.  Consideration of whether the meeting has been duly convened.
 7.  Presentation of annual report and audit report as well as 
     consolidated accounts and audit report for the Group.
 8.  Address by the President.
 9.  The matter of adoption of the income statement and balance sheet
     and consolidated income statement and consolidated balance sheet.
 10. Resolution regarding distribution of profits.
 11. The matter of discharge of the members of the Board and the
     President from liability.
 12. Determination of number of Board members and deputy members.
 13. Determination of fee for the Board of Directors.
 14. Determination of fee for the auditor.
 15. Election of Board members and deputy Board members.
 16. Issue raised by Sveriges Aktiesparares Riksforbund (Swedish
     Shareholders' Association) regarding nomination of Board members.
 17. Proposal from Sveriges Aktiesparares Riksforbund regarding the
     decision of the Annual General Meeting to request the Board of 
     Directors to establish an audit committee.

Proposal under item 10

The Board of Directors proposes a dividend for the financial year 2002 of SEK 8.00 per share. It is proposed that shareholders with holdings recorded on April 22, 2003 be entitled to receive the said dividend. Subject to acceptance by the Annual General Meeting, it is expected that VPC will send out notices of payment to recorded shareholders and listed depositaries on April 25, 2003.

Proposals under items 12, 13, 14 and 15 Regarding number of Board members, fees for the Board of Directors and the auditor, and election of Board members, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Alecta pensionsforsakring, omsesidigt and Skandia Liv, shareholders who together represent more than 45% of the votes of the total number of company shares, have informed the company that they propose:

 - that the Board shall consist of eight ordinary members and no
   deputy members;

 - that the Board of Directors for the period up to end of next annual 
   general meeting, receive a fee according to the following:

   a) a firm allotment of SEK 2 350 000, which according to the decision
      of the Board, be distributed between the Board members;

   b) a variable allotment corresponding to the value, calculated as 
      below, of 800 company shares of series B to be received by the 
      Chairman, and 300 shares of series B to be received by each of the 
      other Board members; and

   c) an allotment for committee work of SEK 150 000 to be divided among
      the Board members that are part of a committee established by the 
      Board. A prerequisite for obtaining an allotment is that the Board 
      member is elected by the Annual General Meeting and not employed
      by the Company. When deciding upon the variable allotment, the
      value of a share of series B shall be determined on the average 
      latest payment rate according to the quotations on the Stockholm 
      Stock Exchange during the five trading days after publication of
      the company's press release for the financial year 2003.

 - that the auditor is paid for work performed as invoiced; and -- 
   re-election for ordinary Board members Anders Scharp, Soren Gyll, 
   Helmut Werner, Vito H Baumgartner, Ulla Litzen, Philip N Green and
   Clas Ake Hedstrom. Tom Johnstone to be newly elected. Sune Carlsson
   has declined to be re-elected.

Proposal under item 16

Sveriges Aktiesparares Riksforbund has announced a proposal regarding the appointment of a Nomination Committee established by the Annual General Meeting and consisting of, from the company, free-standing members who will represent the owners at the Annual General Meeting. It is proposed that one member representing the minor shareholders be part of the committee.

A number of the major shareholders, together representing more than 45 % of the votes of the total number of company shares, have announced that they intend to reject this proposal. They will instead propose that the Annual General Meeting resolve that the nomination process be arranged in such a way that the four major shareholders elect one representative each during the fourth quarter, and that they, under the management of the Chairman, will formulate a proposal for the Board to submit to the Annual General Meeting for decision. The proposal includes that the names of the four representatives be announced as soon as they have been elected.

Proposal under item 17

Sveriges Aktiesparares Riksforbund has proposed that the Annual General Meeting shall decide to request the Board to appoint an audit committee, provided this request has not already been met. It is proposed that the committee be an advisory subcommittee to the Board.

Aktiebolaget SKF (publ)

The Board of Directors

Factory Visit

In connection with the Annual General Meeting, factory visits will be arranged for April 15, 16 and 17. Please contact Lars Berntsson, Visitors Centre, on telephone +46 31 337 20 59 no later than April 8.

Web-based annual report

SKF's web-based annual report can be found, from mid March, on the Internet at

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