Interim report Sectra AB (publ) for the nine months ended January 31, 2003

Nine-month report May - January 2002/2003 fiscal year: Sectra reports increased sales, improved earnings and international expansion Sectra reports increased sales and improved earnings for the first nine months of the 2002/2003 fiscal year. Net sales rose 42.1 % to SEK 378.3 M (266.3) compared with the corresponding period of the preceding year. Pretax profit increased 30.1 % to SEK 51.0 M (39.2), corresponding to a profit margin of 13.5 %. Order bookings amounted to SEK 376.4 M (411.1). Earnings per share rose to SEK 1.06 (0.85). "The positive trend continues in the current fiscal year," says Jan-Olof Brüer, CEO of Sectra AB. "The Company's main areas - medical IT and secure communications - are expanding successfully and international sales are increasing." In medical systems, during the third quarter Sectra entered into several new cooperation projects in the US and UK as a part of Sectra's strategy for an increased internationalization. Increased sales via partners changes the nature of the business. In direct sales, which is the business model with which the company works in Scandinavia, a contract normally comprises delivery of complete systems, including both software and hardware, with long delivery times. Sales via partners, on the other hand, consist solely of software licenses and typically involve contracts with very short delivery times and high added value. "We continue to invest to strengthen and expand international operations, and an increasing share of Sectra's sales will be derived from markets outside Scandinavia. International sales are primarily conducted through partners, meaning that deliveries consisting solely of software licenses will increase further in the future," continues Jan- Olof Brüer. The operations in secure communications systems increasingly reflect the international trend toward entirely new defense structures using network- based information processing. During the quarter, Sectra received an order for a pilot study for the next generation of military radio systems. "Sectra has extensive experience of radio design. Due to our unique expertise in encryption, we can help develop radio systems with extremely strong levels of security," continues Jan-Olof Brüer. The market for wireless information systems has been adversely affected by the general market conditions, with low investment volumes in both the financial market and the aerospace industry. "We have adapted our operations in wireless information systems to the prevailing market conditions," Jan-Olof Brüer points out. "Sectra has a strong technology platform. Our solutions target growth markets, and our strong home market provides us with a stable base for international expansion. Therefore, it is our evaluation that Sectra will continue to expand with favorable profitability," concludes Jan- Olof Brüer. For further information, please contact: Sectra AB, Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, President and CEO; Tel. +46-13-23 52 09; Please visit the company website at ------------------------------------------------------------ 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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Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. Thereby, Sectra contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with direct sales in 19 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2017/2018 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,267 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit