HEXPOL’s Annual Report for 2012 published

HEXPOL’s Annual Report for 2012 has today been published on our website www.hexpol.com .

In the “CEO comments”, Georg Brunstam, President and CEO, summarizes that HEXPOL Group Group in 2012 continued to strengthen its market position in all major markets.

-    2012 was the best year ever - so far, for the HEXPOL Group. Our sales rose by a 11 percent to 8,007 MSEK (7,197). Our earnings per share increased 17 percent to 21.88 SEK (18.65). Operating income increased 19 percent to 1,069 MSEK (895). Operating cash flow increased sharply to 1,209 MSEK (911).

-    In 2012 two significant acquisitions were made in form of Müller Kunststoffe, a leading Central European manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer compounds and Robbins, a leading U.S. manufacturer of rubber compounds.

In the Annual Report HEXPOL Group present, as previously, the work and results in the sustainability area.

The Annual Report can be downloaded from HEXPOL´s website, www.hexpol.com. The website also provides information on giving notice of intention to attend HEXPOL’s AGM on May 2. Printed copies of the annual report can be ordered via HEXPOL’s communication department at info@hexpol.com.

For further information, please contact:

Karin Gunnarsson, CFO/IR
Tel: +46 (0)705 55 47 32

HEXPOL is a world-leading polymers group with strong global positions in advanced rubber compounds (Compounding); gaskets for plate heat exchangers (Gaskets); and plastic and rubber materials for truck and castor wheel applications (Wheels). Customers are primarily OEM manufacturers of plate heat exchangers and trucks, global systems suppliers to the automotive and engineering industries and the medical technology industry. The Group is organised in two business areas: HEXPOL Compounding and HEXPOL Engineered Products. The HEXPOL Group’s sales in 2012 amounted to 8,007 MSEK. The HEXPOL Group has approximately 3,300 employees in ten countries. Further information is available at www.hexpol.com.

This press release consists of such information that HEXPOL AB (publ) may be obliged to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and /or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on April 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. CET.

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HEXPOL is a world-leading polymers group with strong global positions in advanced polymer compounds (Compounding), gaskets for plate heat exchangers (Gaskets), and plastic and rubber materials for truck and castor wheel applications (Wheels).Customers are mainly system suppliers to players in the global automotive and engineering industries, construction sector, the energy, oil and gas sector, manufacturers of medical equipment as well as OEM manufacturers of plate heat exchangers and forklifts. Further information is available at www.hexpol.com.

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