Ratos: Year-end report 2012

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Year-end report 2012
  * Profit before tax SEK 767m (860)
  * Profit before tax, adjusted for items affecting comparability and exit
    gains, SEK 930m (1,148)
  * Earnings per share before dilution SEK 1.90 (1.63)
  * Proposed dividend SEK 3 per share (5.50)
  * Mixed development in the holdings - stabilisation in the fourth quarter
  * Anticimex and Lindab sold - exit gain SEK 978m
  * Agreement to sell Stofa - exit gain approximately SEK 850m
  * Contex sold after the end of the period - earnings impact  approximately SEK
  * Agreement on acquisition of Aibel
  * Total return on Ratos shares -17%

Telephone conference today at 10.00 a.m. CET, tel +46 8 505 201 10.

Stockholm 15 February 2013

Susanna Campbell

For further information, please contact:
Susanna Campbell, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00
Emma Rheborg, Head of Corporate Communications and IR, +46 8 700 17 20

Financial calendar from Ratos:
 Annual General Meeting 2013             17 April 2013

 Interim Report January - March 2013     8 May 2013

 Interim Report January - June 2013      15 August 2013

 Interim Report January - September 2013 8 November 2013

Ratos is a private equity conglomerate. The company's mission is to maximise
shareholder value over time through the professional, active and responsible
exercise of its ownership role in primarily medium to large unlisted Nordic
companies. Ratos's holdings include AH Industries, Arcus-Gruppen, Biolin
Scientific, Bisnode, DIAB, Euromaint, Finnkino, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group,
HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD Kvarndammen, Mobile Climate Control, SB Seating
and Stofa. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation
amounts to approximately SEK 21 billion.

The full report including tables can be downloaded from the following link:

About Us

Ratos is an investment company that develops unlisted medium-sized companies based in the Nordic region. As an active owner, the goal is to contribute to long-term, sustainable development of the companies. Ratos is listed and invests capital from its own balance sheet and thus has a flexible ownership horizon. Ratos's 12 companies are divided into three business areas; Construction & Services, Consumer & Technology and Industry. In total, the companies employ approximately 12,300 employees.


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