Interim Report 1 January–30 September 2005

Third quarter 2005 compared with second quarter 2005 • Net sales amounted to SEK 24,740 M (23,986). • Earnings after taxes amounted to a loss of SEK 2,411 M (gain: 1,006). • Earnings per share amounted to a loss of SEK 10:31 (gain: 4:27). • Earnings after financial items amounted to a loss of SEK 3,396 M (gain: 1,361). Adjusted for items affecting comparability totaling expenses of SEK 4,940 M in the third quarter, earnings after financial items amounted to SEK 1,544 M (1,361). 1 January–30 September 2005 compared with preceding year • Net sales amounted to SEK 71,244 M (66,839). • Earnings after taxes amounted to a loss of SEK 743 M (gain: 4,110). • Earnings per share amounted to a loss of SEK 3:22 (gain: 17:49). • Earnings after financial items amounted to a loss of SEK 1,141 M (gain: 5,614). Adjusted for items affecting comparability totaling an expense of SEK 5,365 M (26), earnings after financial items amounted to SEK 4,224 M (5,588).

About Us

The core of SCA’s business is the forest, 2.6 million hectares in northern Sweden. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests. We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. 2017 the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 1617 bn (EUR 1,6 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. More information at www.sca.com.

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