INTERIM REPORT 1 JANUARY – 31 MARCH 2006

• Net sales during the first quarter rose 23% to SEK 1,020 million (828). • Operating income before amortisation of intangible fixed assets (EBITA) rose 64% to SEK 87 million (53), and the EBITA margin was 8.5% (6.4%). • Income after tax rose 63% to SEK 57 million (35). • Earnings per share for the period were SEK 1.42 (0.88). • The return on operating capital was 33% (27%).