YEAR-END RELEASE 2003

QUARTERLY REPORT OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2003

* Turnover Jan. – Dec. SEK 2,380 m (2,494)

Oct. – Dec. SEK 571 m (560)

* Income after net financial items Jan. – Dec. SEK 115 m (86)

Oct. – Dec. SEK 61m (21)

* Earnings per share after net financial items Jan. – Dec. SEK 0,64 (0.46)

Oct. – Dec. SEK 0,35 (0.12)

* Profit after tax Jan. – Dec. SEK 85 m (55)

Oct. – Dec. SEK 48 m (20)

* Earnings per share after tax Jan. – Dec. SEK 0,47 (0.29)

Oct. – Dec. SEK 0,27 (0.11)

* Cash flow per share Jan. – Dec. SEK -0,23 (-0.13)

Oct. – Dec. SEK 0,12 (0.13)

* Shareholders’ equity per share SEK 9.50 (31.12.02: 9.33)

* Equity/assets ratio 73 % (31.12.02: 72%)

* Profit after net financial items for the whole of 2003 SEK 115 m includes the effect of changes in insurance reserves of SEK 27 m. On January 22 2004 the company released a positive early warning deviation compared to the earlier prognosis of SEK 86 m.

* The board proposes a dividend of SEK 0.30 per share (0.30) and an extension of the buy-back programme.

* The result for the whole of 2004 is expected to be positive.

(For complete year-end release see attached file)

About Us

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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