Interim report January – September 2007

“Our price increases are now starting to show an effect, a trend that was especially evident in September when the Group returned to profitability after a series of weak months. I am also satisfied with our strong cash flow for the third quarter,” says Bong’s President and CEO Anders Davidsson.

• Net sales for the period January-September amounted to SEK 1,474 million (1,462) and third quarter sales reached SEK 461 million (431).

• Adjusted operating profit for the period January-September is reported at SEK 43 million (66). Including one-time items, operating profit was SEK 35 million (21) for January-September and SEK 16 million (22) for the third quarter. Profit after tax for January-September was SEK -4 million (-7).

• Earnings per share after dilution for the period January-September were SEK -0.26 (-0.57).

• Cash flow after investing activities for the third quarter SEK 34 million (5). For the period January-September, cash flow after investing activities was SEK -38 million (-40).

About Us

Bong is one of the leading providers of specialty packaging and envelope products in Europe and offers solutions for distribution and packaging of information, advertising materials and lightweight goods. Important growth areas in the Group are packaging within retail and e-commerce and the envelope market within Eastern Europe. The Group has annual sales of approximately SEK 2.1 billion and about 1,500 employees in 15 countries. Bong has strong market positions in most of the important markets in Europe and the Group sees interesting possibilities for continued development. Bong is a public limited company and its shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (Small Cap).


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