SKF has completed the previously announced divestments of its fly-by-wire business to Lord Corporation and its Kaydon velocity control business to Stabilus.

The total consideration of the fly-by-wire divestment is €39 million, while the total consideration of the Kaydon velocity control divestment is US$339 million. Both transactions are on a cash and debtfree basis.  The cash flow impact from these two divestments, net after tax payment, is estimated at around SEK 2 800 million. The net income effect is estimated at around SEK -350 million, which refer primarily to tax costs. These will be accounted for during Q2 2016.

The fly-by-wire business, which manufactures cockpit control systems, sensors, dampers and electromechanical actuators had annual sales in 2015 of €37 million, and 150 employees.

The Kaydon velocity control business, which includes the ACE, Hahn Gasfedern, Fabreeka and TechProducts brands, had sales in 2015 of approximately US$120 million and 550 employees.

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