Interim Report for New Wave Group AB (publ) Q3 January–September 2005

The profit for the third quarter increased by msek 27.8 to msek 56.4 (28.6)

– Sales increased by 28 % to SEK 2 029 (1 590) M during January – September. – Profit after net finance increased by SEK 0.2 M to SEK 122.4 (122.2) M. Acquired units contributed with SEK 15.1 M. – The total cost for new establishments amounted to SEK 25.7 M. – Profit after tax increased to SEK 93.6 (92.7) M and profit per share decreased to SEK 1.45 (1.46). – Sales for the third quarter increased by 47 % to SEK 774 (525) M and profit after finance by MSEK 27.8 to MSEK 56.4 (28.6). – The Corporate Profiling business area’s sales increased by 25 % to SEK 1 335(1 070) M. Profit on EBITDA-level increased by SEK 20.0 M to SEK 147.9 (127.9) M. – The Retailing business area’s sales increased by 33 % to SEK 694 (520) M. Profit on EBITDA-level decreased by SEK 8.2 to SEK 29.5 (37.7) M. – On 1 July, New Wave Group acquired 51 % of the shares in Intraco Holding BV for approx. EUR 4 M, including an option to acquire the rest of the shares. – On October 4, an agreement was reached with Royal Scandinavia A/S to change the initial acquisition of 51 % in Orrefors Kosta Boda Holding AB to include all the shares. The total purchase price for all the shares amounts approx. to SEK 24.5 M. – New Wave was elected 30-th fastest growing company in Europe 500’s list “Europe’s champions of growth” and was the only Swedish company among the 100 “hottest growing companies” by Business Week’s ranking. – The fourth quarter will be crucial for the whole year’s profit. New Wave’s previous forecast on increased profit and sales for year 2005 remains. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: CEO Torsten Jansson Phone: +46(0)708 99 80 50, +46(0)303 24 65 01 E-mail: torsten.jansson@nwg.se dCEO Göran Härstedt Phone: +46(0)708 99 80 17, +46(0)303 24 65 02 E-mail: goran.harstedt@nwg.se CFO, Krister Magnusson Phone: +46(0)708 99 80 21, +46(0)303 24 65 11 E-mail: krister.magnusson@nwg.se

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