Preliminary interim report January-June 2000

Preliminary interim report January-June 2000 Observer AB * Operating profit before goodwill amortization and items affecting comparability amounted to SEK 130.5 million (43.1). The operating margin was 23.6 percent (8.6). * Sifo Research & Consulting and Sifo Interactive Media were divested as of January 1, with a total capital gain of SEK 384 million. * Profit after tax amounted to SEK 416.5 million (16.4). * Profit per share after tax and full dilution, excluding goodwill amortization and items affecting comparability, rose to SEK 1.35 (0.52). * The Group's operating revenue rose to SEK 552.8 million (501.7). Organic growth amounted to 21 percent in local currency. * The financial position of Observer is very strong, which enables further expansion. * Norway's Imedia was acquired in June. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT The following files are available for download: The full report The full report

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