Sectra's interim report (May-October) for first six months of fiscal year 2000/01: Increased international sales

Sectra's interim report (May-October) for first six months of fiscal year 2000/01: Increased international sales Sectra reports increased sales, income and order bookings for the first six months of fiscal year 2000/01, compared with the year-earlier period. Sales increased 34 percent to SEK 106.6 million (79.6), and income before tax totaled SEK 9.9 million (0.7). Order bookings rose 56 percent to SEK 195.1 million (125.4). "Our operations in the current fiscal year continue to show favorable development. During the last quarter, we achieved international success on several fronts, creating greater market interest in our products and system solutions," says Jan-Olof Brüer, President and CEO of Sectra. "We are focusing on increased globalization, and has opened new offices in Italy and Denmark to supplement existing offices in Norway, the US and Germany." Sectra has achieved continued sales success for the company's digital X- ray workstation (PACS), which also received the highest ranking in a recent international scientific study. "To be rated the best in an international evaluation, compared with systems from all major international PACS vendors, will mean a great deal to our future sales and business development in a market where we're a relatively small company in relation to our competitors," continues Jan- Olof Brüer. "During the six-months period under review, we received an order from the United States European Command (USEUCOM) for our eavesdrop-secure Tiger mobile telephone. We also received an important order from the American network operator CUE for our new mobile Internet product, CitySurfer, which was introduced at the Networks Telecom trade show in Stockholm in September," concludes Jan-Olof Brüer. In the beginning of November, Sectra launched a new mammography system, Sectra MicroDose Mammography, based on a completely new digital technique. The system uses minimal radiation dose to achieve the same high-quality imaging offered by today's film-based systems. Mammography is a sector characterized by very significant potential. Virtually every country in the western world offers women some form of mammography programs, and mammography testing is the second most common form of X-ray examinations in the world. The new mammography system is expected to be ready for commercial use year 2002. For further information, please contact: Jan-Olof Brüer, President and CEO Sectra AB, ph + 46 13-23 52 09, job@sectra.se Welcome to visit our website: http://www.sectra.se Sectra's operations Sectra has its roots in Linköping Technical University and is one of Sweden's fastest growing high-tech companies in the IT area. Since the mid-1980s, Sectra has successfully conducted development and sales of high-technology medical IT and telecommunications products. Today, the business includes products in medical systems, secure communication systems and wireless information systems. Business is conducted in six countries with a total of 170 employees. Sales for the fiscal year May 1999-April 2000 reached SEK 192 million. Since March 1999, Sectra's shares have been quoted on the O list of the OM Stockholm Exchange. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/12/20001212BIT00090/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/12/20001212BIT00090/bit0002.pdf

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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 subsidiaries in 16 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,141 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com.

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