WHAT'S THE LATEST AND THE GREATEST? LIST 10 IV WILL GET YOU UPDATED 'c' TOP THE SKANSKA Skanska received three awards at the 2006 2 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Florida Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards. The University of Central Florida Health Center project, the Bay Meadows Elementary School Relief project and the Orange County Downtown Library Third Floor Renovation project were all awarded separate categories. III T 6 The Swedish Road Administration's ' environmental award for this year went to Skanska's noise-damping road surfacing, Quiet Asphalt, which reduces traffic noise by up to nine decibels. Quiet Asphalt reduced the noise directly at the noise source, the car tire, and thereby enables the construction of housing on land where it was earlier impossible to meet the noise requirements. SEVEN At the beginning of January, the Skanska share noted a new all-time high. The new record was set at SEK 153. 8 SHANGHAI his is Skanska in Chinese. The four characters in Chinese mean "Really Solid and Always Good." What could be a better translation of Skanska? The Chinese lesson is a result of Skanska's opening a purchasing office in Shanghai last summer. The Shanghai team, managed by Michael Yue, currently supported by Fredrik Asklund and Rachel Su, is targeting high-volume, high-frequency and high-value products. They have already had considerable success with orders for such items as tarpaulins, crash barriers and granite products and are currently working hard to source gypsum board, power cables and hot-rolled coils. NEW MEADOWLANDS STADIUM NEW JERSEY BUILDING CONFIDENCE TOCKHOLM he largest U.S. order ever for Skanska was signed recently. Skanska units in the U.S. have been awarded the design/build contract for the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. The contract sum is USD 998 million. The new stadium will be the home field for the New York Giants and the New York Jets. The first-ofits-kind NFL facility will be built specifically to accommodate two National Football League (NFL) teams. The technologically advanced open-air stadium with seating for 82,000 spectators, including 217 Luxury Suite boxes, will also be used for other entertainment and sports activities. S Anders Lilja, Skanska´s Senior Vice President Investor Relations. kanska's Senior Vice President Investor Relations, Anders Lilja, shared fifth place in this year's ranking of IR managers conducted by the research and consulting company Regi and the Swedish business magazine Affärsvärlden. The ranking shows which IR managers enjoy the most confidence among the financial community. WORLDWIDE NO. 1 2007 INE N he Skanska share is attracting an increasingly high number of international investors. By the end of 2006, about 30 percent of the shares were held by international portfolios. More than 80 percent of Skanska's total sales are attributable to operations outside Sweden.