YEAR-END RELEASE 2005

Amounts in SEK million unless per share data.

* Net turnover, SEK m Jan - Dec 2 429 (2 356)

Oct - Dec 607 (535)

* Income after net financial items, SEK m Jan - Dec -103 (-121)

Oct - Dec -21 (-65)

* Earnings per share after net financial items, SEK Jan - Dec -0,57 (-0,67)

Oct - Dec -0,11 (-0,36)

* Profit/loss after tax, SEK m Jan - Dec -63 (-91)

Oct - Dec -4 (-49)

* Earnings per share after tax, SEK Jan - Dec -0,35 (-0,50)

Oct - Dec -0,02 (-0,27)

* Cash flow per share, SEK Jan - Dec -2,13 (-0,41)

Oct - Dec -0,10 (0,21)

* Shareholders' equity per share, SEK 8,45 (9,28)

* Equity/assets ratio 58 % (65 %)

* Fourth quarter 2005 result: a loss after net financial items of 21 MSEK. The loss is mainly due to production troubles in the new CTMP line at the Utansjö mill.

* Income after financial items amounted to -103 MSEK which is in line with the prognosis delivered on 14 October 2005. One-time costs for restructuring at Utansjö has charged the result with -70 MSEK.

* New program for cost reductions of 100 MSEK in all as a consequence of higher energy prices, mainly electricity.

* The Board proposes a dividend of SEK 0.10 per share (SEK 0.20) and presents a proposal for the treatment of the company’s buy-back-program of own shares.

* The company expects increasing pulp prices in USD during the first quarter 2006.

* The company will not make a prognosis for the whole year 2006 due to the fact that the development on the market is difficult to predict.

(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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