Year-end release

Year-end release January - December 2002 2002 compared to 2001 * Net sales up 16 per cent to SEK 9,594 million (8,283). * Operating margin increased to 7.6 per cent (6.5). * Income after financial items up 46 per cent to SEK 606 million (414). * Earnings per share after full dilution up 46 per cent to SEK 7.53 (5.15). * Organic growth and profit improvement in the Nordic and UK operations. * Improved operating margin in the Continental European operation despite a fall in sales. Fourth quarter of 2002 compared to the corresponding period the previous year * Operating margin up 8.2 per cent (6.3). * Improved operating margin in all of the Group's operations. Dividend * The Board proposes a dividend of SEK 2.25 per share. If you have any questions about this report, please contact: Fredrik Cappelen, President and CEO, Lennart Rappe, Executive Vice President and CFO, Katarina Sivander, Communications Manager, tel. +46 (0)8 440 16 00 Financial information is also available on Nobia's website: www.nobia.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/02/05/20030205BIT00050/wkr0001.DOC The full report http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/02/05/20030205BIT00050/wkr0002.pdf The full report