Metro International s.a. preliminary results for the three months ended 31 march 2001

METRO INTERNATIONAL S.A.PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED 31 MARCH 2001 Luxembourg, 26 April 2001 - Metro International S.A. ("Metro") (MTROA, MTROB), today announced its preliminary results for the three months ended 31 March 2001. · Net sales up 51.8% (on local currency basis) and up 39.5% to US$27.5 million (at reported exchange rates) · Swedish Metro operations report 16.2% increase in sales (on local currency basis) · Strong sales growth in Holland exactly mirrors the development in Sweden · Sales (on local currency basis) and EBIT have improved by 22.2% and 71.7% respectively for the 7 editions launched before 2000 · Combined EBITDA of US$1.9 for the 7 editions launched before 2000 · New editions launched in Montreal and Barcelona, and Budapest edition goes national in Hungary ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/26/20010426BIT01950/bit0001.doc Full Report http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/26/20010426BIT01950/bit0001.pdf Full Report

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