Stable trend for the Trelleborg Group

The Trelleborg industrial Group can look back at a stable trend during 2005. For the full-year, net sales reached SEK 24,170 M (22,912), with sales increases in all five business areas. Organic growth was approximately 3 percent. For the full-year, net profit for the Group’s continuing operations, excluding restructuring costs and impairment, rose somewhat to SEK 1,177 M (1,122). The Group’s operating cash flow continued to develop strongly and rose by 21 percent during the year, from SEK 1,483 M to SEK 1,788 M. Free cash flow increased by 77 percent. The Group’s repositioning and increased focus on selected segments, in conjunction with price increases and cost savings, were largely able to offset considerably increased costs for raw materials. The Group continues to advance its positions in several prioritized segments. The order and delivery situation for most of the Group’s units is favorable. The oil/gas and aerospace segments are examples of areas with a particularly favorable order backlog situation. “We expect to continue to be able to grow more rapidly than our underlying markets,” says President and CEO Peter Nilsson. Key ratios – Fourth quarter and full-year · During the fourth quarter, net sales rose to SEK 6,182 M (5,529), and during the period January to December, to SEK 24,170 M (22,912). · Net profit: Fourth quarter: January-December: · Continuing operations 293 SEK M (-58) 1,177 SEK M (730) · Divested operations sek ––– M (–––) ––– SEK M (656) · Total net profit 293 SEK M (-58) 1,177 SEK M (1,386) · During the fourth quarter, earnings per share amounted to SEK 3.20 (loss:0.75), and for the full-year, SEK 12.90 (15.55) · Operating key ratios for continuing operations, excluding restructuring costs and impairment: Fourth quarter: January- December: · Operating profit 409 SEK M (416) 1,779 SEK M (1,795) · Profit before tax 350 SEK M (358) 1,567 SEK M (1,508) · Net profit 293 SEK M (284) 1,177 SEK M (1,122) · Earnings per share 3.20 SEK (3.15) 12.90 SEK (12.55) · The Board and President propose a cash dividend of SEK 5.50 (5.00), corresponding to 43% of net profit. Invitation to telephone conference, February 15 at 09:30 CET A telephone conference will be held on February 15 at 09:30 CET. Call +44 (0)20 7162 0025 and state the password “Trelleborg.” Presentation materials will be available at from about 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the conference. Contacts Bo Jacobsson, Chief Financial Officer Phone: +46 (0)410-670 99, Mobile: +46 (0)70-685 65 60, e-mail: Mikael Byström, Senior Vice PresidentInvestor Relations Phone: +46 (0)410-670 37, Mobile: +46 (0)708-55 21 69, e-mail: Viktoria Bergman, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications Phone: +46 (0)410-670 94, Mobile: +46 (0)708-47 57 33, e-mail:

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