We are sincerely grateful to confirm the fact that our Peruvian Skanska employees taken hostage Monday April 9 in Kepashiato, a town near the city of Cusco, in Peru have been released.
?It is hard to express the relief and comfort I feel over the fact that our colleagues now can reunite with their families and return home", says Johan Karlström, CEO and President Skanska.
We can confirm that they are at good health given the circumstances.
?It is with the deepest gratitude that we would like thank our client Transportadora de Gas del Perú, TGP, the Peruvian Government and the authorities, and Construcciones Modulares for their invaluable cooperation. We would also like to express our most sincere condolences for the deceased Peruvian Army Captain Nancy Flores Paucar and hope for the prompt recovery of those injured as a consequence of violence carried out the passed week,? continues Johan Karlström, CEO and President Skanska.
All negotiations with the kidnappers have been handled by the Peruvian authorities and Skanska will not comment any further on the details of their release.
This and previous releases can also be found at www.skanska.com
Skanska AB may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. Throughout 125 years, Skanska has been a modern and innovative developer and contractor, building what society needs. Today, Skanska is one of the world?s leading project development and construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships. Based on its global green experience, Skanska aims to be the clients' first choice for Green solutions. The Group currently has 53,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe, in the US and Latin America. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Skanska's sales in 2011 totaled SEK 123 billion.
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