Dutch Axa Stenman to Takeover Basta Group

VEENENDAAL, Netherlands (14 January 2000) — On 14 January the management of Axa Stenman Industries NV announced that they are negotiating the takeover of the Danish Basta Group A/S. Because it is listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange, Axa is required to announce publicly potential takeovers. Axa Stenman Industries NV is a Dutch manufacturer of