INTERIM REPORT JANUARY – SEPTEMBER 2004

* Turnover Jan. – Sep. 1,821 SEK m (1,809)

Jul. – Sep. 583 SEK m (587)

* Income after net financial items Jan. – Sep. -55 SEK m (54)

Jul. – Sep. -134 SEK m (16)

* Earnings per share after net financial items Jan. – Sep. -0.31 SEK (0.30)

Jul. – Sep. -0.75 SEK (0.09 )

* Profit after tax Jan. – Sep. -41 SEK m (37)

Jul. – Sep. -93 SEK m (11)

* Earnings per share after tax Jan. – Sep. -0.23 SEK (0.20)

Jul. – Sep. -0.52 SEK (0.06)

* Cash flow per share Jan. – Sep. 0.51 SEK (-0.35)

Jul. – Sep. 0.21 SEK (-0.23)

* Shareholders’ equity per share 8.96 SEK (31.12.03: 9.50)

* Equity/assets ratio 69 % (31.12.03: 73%)

* The pulp market weakened during the third quarter with a price recoil as a consequence.

* The result for the third quarter includes negative non-recurring items totalling SEK 116 million, of which only SEK 19 million affects cash-flow.

* The forecast adjustment communicated on September 16, 2004 regarding the whole of 2004 remains. This means a positive result after net financial items, excluding non-recurring items of SEK 116 million. All in all the company estimates a loss for the whole of 2004.

(For complete interim report see attached file)

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Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company Rottneros Baltic SIA in Latvia. The Group has just over 280 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 1.7 billion in the 2016 financial year.

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