Year-end report January-December 2003

Year-end release January - December 2003 11 February 2004 October- January- December December Key Figures 2003 2002 2003 2002 Net sales, SEK m 2 377 2 343 9 273 9 594 Operating income before 252 267 872 1 036 depreciation, SEK m (EBITDA) Operating income before 185 207 625 788 goodwill amortisation, SEK m (EBITA) Operating income, SEK m (EBIT) 168 191 565 725 Operating income before 7.8 8.8 6.7 8.2 goodwill amortisation, % (EBITA) Operating margin, % 7.1 8.2 6.1 7.6 Income after financial items, 152 172 500 606 SEK m Income after tax, SEK m 106 120 338 408 Earnings per share, after full 1.83 2.08 5.84 7.53 dilution, SEK Return on capital employed, % 14.6 17.9 Return on shareholders' equity, 13.0 18.7% · The Board proposes a dividend of SEK 2.25/share (2.25) · Net sales amounted to SEK 9,273 million (9,594) · Organic growth of 3% for the Group · Income after financial items amounted to SEK 500 million (606) · Income after tax amounted to SEK 338 million (408) · Earnings per share after full dilution SEK 5.84 (7.53) · EBITA margin, excluding close-down costs for the Goldreif business unit, amounted to 7.8% (8.2) · In December 2003 Nobia acquired Gower, one of UK's leading suppliers of flat pack kitchens. If you have any questions about this report, please contact: Fredrik Cappelen, President and CEO, Lennart Rappe, Vice President and CFO, Katarina Sivander, Communications Manager, tel. +46 (0)8 440 16 00 Financial information is also available on Nobia's website: www.nobia.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/02/11/20040211BIT00260/wkr0001.doc The full report http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/02/11/20040211BIT00260/wkr0002.pdf The full report

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