Interim report January-June 2010

Regulatory Information 2010-08-20

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  * Profit before tax SEK 597m (344)
  * Earnings per share before dilution SEK 2.13 (1.34)
  * Overall good development in the holdings
  * Offer for outstanding shares in HL Display
  * Acquisition of Danish company Stofa after the end of the period
  * Haglöfs sold after the end of the period - exit gain approximately SEK 765m
  * Total return on Ratos shares +10%
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Financial calendar from Ratos:
Interim Report January - September 2010 4 November 2010
Year-end report 2010 17 February 2011
Annual General Meeting 2011 5 April 2011
Interim Report January - March 2011 5 May 2011
Interim Report January - June 2011 19 August 2011
Interim Report January - September 2011 9 November 2011

Ratos is a listed private equity company. The business concept is to maximise shareholder value over time by investing in, developing and divesting primarily unlisted companies. Ratos offers investors a unique investment opportunity. Ratos's equity is approximately SEK 14 billion and has a market capitalisation of approximately SEK 31 billion. Ratos's holdings include AH Industries, Anticimex, Arcus Gruppen, Bisnode, Camfil, Contex, DIAB, EuroMaint, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group, Haglöfs, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, Lindab, MCC, Medisize, SB Seating, Stofa, Superfos and Other holdings.
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