YEAR-END REPORT 1 JANUARY–31 DECEMBER 2007

FOURTH QUARTER

• Net sales rose 24% during the fourth quarter, to SEK 1,549 million (1,254).
The increase for comparable units was 11%.

• Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets (EBITA) rose 25% to SEK 169 million (135), and the EBITA margin was 10.9% (10.8%).

• Profit after tax rose 19% to SEK 109 million (92).

• Earnings per share were SEK 2.73 (2.30) for the quarter.


FULL YEAR

• Net sales for the year rose 26% to SEK 5,673 million (4,516). The increase for comparable units was 14%.

• Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets (EBITA) rose 41% to SEK 650 (460) million, and the EBITA margin was 11.5% (10.2%).

• Profit after tax rose 40% to SEK 419 million (300).

• Earnings per share were SEK 10.48 (7.50).

• The return on operating capital was 40.6% (36.9%).

• The Board proposes a dividend of SEK 5.25 per share (3.75).