Stable cash flow at high level

ATLAS COPCO Interim report at September 30, 2002 (unaudited) Stable cash flow at high level · Goodwill impairment charge of MSEK 6,950, no cash flow effect. · Order volumes down 1% from Q3 2001, 8% negative currency translation effect. · Profit after financial items, before impairment charge, was MSEK 1,241 (1,287), or 10.5% (9.9). · Operating profit margin, before impairment charge, equaled 11.8% (12.5). · Earnings per share, before impairment charge, were SEK 3.69 (4.06). · Operating cash flow totaled MSEK 1,645 (1,403), 14% of revenues. For further information Media Annika Berglund Senior Vice President Group Communications Phone: +46 8 743 8070 Mobile: +46 70 322 8070 annika.berglund@se.atlascopco.com Analysts Mattias Olsson Investor Relations Manager Phone: +46 8 743 8291 Mobile: +46 70 518 8291 mattias.olsson@se.atlascopco.com Internet site for the Atlas Copco Group www.atlascopco-group.com. Presentations from Atlas Copco For your convenience, a PowerPoint presentation of Atlas Copco's third quarter results will be published on www.atlascopco-group.com > Investor Relations > Presentations Interim report at December 30, 2002 The fourth quarter report will be published February 3, 2003. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/24/20021024BIT00610/wkr0001.doc The full report http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/24/20021024BIT00610/wkr0002.pdf The full report

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