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Skanska Says Kidnapped Staff in Peru Released in Good Health

April 15, 2012

Skanska AB (SKAB), the Nordic region’s biggest construction company, said its employees kidnapped in Peru on April 9 were released.

Peruvian authorities negotiated with the kidnappers, Skanska said on its website today. The abduction occurred in Kepashiato, near Cusco in Peru, the company said.

“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,” Johan Karlstrom, Skanska’s chief executive officer, said in the statement.

The freed employees are in “good health given the circumstances,” the company said, declining to elaborate on the details of their release.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jonas Bergman at

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