Half Year Report 2003

Half Year Report 2003 · Profit after financial items for the second quarter increased by SEK 71 million compared with last year and amounted to SEK 366 (295) million. Profit for the first half of the year thus amounted to SEK 780 (477) million, corresponding to earnings per share of SEK 5.40 (3.20). · Deliveries of the Group's niche products, extra and ultra high- strength sheet and quenched steels, were 18% higher during the first half of the year than last year. · Cash flow for the first half of the year amounted to SEK 37 (946) million. Stockholm, 21 July 2003 Anders Ullberg The Report for the first three quarters will be published on 23 October. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/07/21/20030721BIT00290/wkr0001.doc The full report http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/07/21/20030721BIT00290/wkr0002.pdf The full report

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