Interim report January-June 2003

INTERIM REPORT January - June 2003 ·Net sales amounted to sek 4,342 m (4,787) in the second quarter and sek 8,631 m (9,330) in the first half of the year. For comparable units/exchange rates, net sales during the period rose slightly more than 2 percent compared with the same period in 2002. ·Profit after tax rose 35 percent during the quarter to sek 176 m (130) and 25 percent during the first half of the year to sek 317 m (254). ·Earnings per share rose 40 percent during the quarter to sek 2.10 (1.50) and 29 percent during the first half of the year to sek 3.80 (2.95). ·Profit after net financial items increased during the quarter to sek 277 m (199) and during the first half of the year to sek 500 m (372). ·First half of the year, excluding items affecting comparability: *Operating profit sek 529 m (515) *Profit after net financial items sek 481 m (453) *Profit after tax sek 298 m (314) *Earnings per share sek 3.55 (3.65) ·Acquisition of the Kunhwa auto components company in South Korea and the ETU industrial profiles company in Germany. ·Decision to further consolidate Automotive production structure in North America. Further information can be obtained from Bo Jacobsson, CFO, Trelleborg AB, tel: +46-410-670 99; mobile: +46-70-685 65 60; or from Mikael Byström, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications,tel: +46-410-670 37; mobile: +46-708-55 21 69. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/07/21/20030721BIT00080/wkr0001.doc The full report http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/07/21/20030721BIT00080/wkr0002.pdf The full report

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