Interim report 1 January - 30 June 2002

Interim Report, six months ended June 30, 2002

• Sales up 33% and amounted to SEK 793 M (598) • Operating profit before goodwill amortization increased 46% to SEK 70 M (48) • Pre-tax profit advanced 56% to SEK 36 M (23) • Earnings per share amounted to SEK 2.41 (1.64), up 47% • Earnings for 2002 will exceed profit reported in preceding year For additional information, contact Ranger Bringert, President, +46 42 37 02 50, or +46 70 593 62 73.