Interim report - Nine months ended September 30, 2003

Interim report - Six months ended September 30, 2003 (All figures in parentheses pertain to the corresponding period in the preceding year.) ·Net sales amounted to SEK 2,067 M (2,464). Excluding currency effects, sales during the interim period declined 4% compared with the corresponding period in the preceding year. Excluding currency effects, third-quarter sales rose 10% compared with the corresponding quarter in the preceding year. ·Operating income in the third quarter amounted to SEK 18 M (15), and the operating result for the first nine months of 2003 amounted to a loss of SEK 141 M (profit: 28). Excluding Witex-related items of SEK - 168 M (11) the accumulated operating income amounted to SEK 27 M (17). ·Net loss after tax amounted to SEK 136 M (profit: 17). ·Earnings per share were negative in an amount of SEK 2.53 (positive: 0.38). ·Cash flow from current operations in the third quarter amounted to SEK 51 M and total cash flow for the entire interim period was a negative SEK 62 M (positive: 299). Liquid funds, less utilized credit facilities, amounted to SEK 49 M (net loan debt: 21). ·Pergo's financial position remains strong. The equity ratio at the close of the third quarter was 69%, an increase of 3 percentage points compared with the second quarter of the year. ·Pergo has reached a decision to invest approximately USD 16 M in a DL-line and expansion of the production plant in the US. ·The US Court of Appeal has confirmed a decision by the International Trade Commission that flooring joints manufactured under license by Pergo do not infringe upon a corresponding joint manufactured by a competitor. As a result, Pergo is free to import and sell products with these specific joints in the US. The counterpart has filed for a rehearing of the appeal. · For further information: Raimo Issal, CEO Annette Kumlien, CFO Phone Number: +46 410 36 31 00 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: The full report The full report

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Pergo is a leading flooring company with leading market positions, particularly in Europe and the US. Net sales amount to approx. SEK 2,8 billion and the number of employees is around 800. Pergo developed laminate flooring at the end of the 1970s and launched the product in Europe during the 1980s. The company started sales in the US in 1994 and later also in Asia 1995 and Latin America 1997. The company's products have been marketed under the PERGO® brand name since 1989. The company is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange's Attract 40-list. For further information about Pergo, please visit our website