Interim report January-March 2011

Regulatory Information 2011-05-05

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    Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules.

  * Profit before tax SEK 699m (247)
  * Earnings per share before dilution SEK 3.84 (0.81)
  * Mixed but satisfactory underlying development in the holdings
  * Acquisition of Finnkino
  * Refinancing of Anticimex and Arcus-Gruppen
  * Exit completed of Camfil and Superfos - combined exit gain SEK 486m
  * Total return on Ratos shares 0%
  * 2:1 split carried out
Telephone conference today at 10.00 a.m. CET, tel +46 8 505 201 10.
Stockholm 5 May 2011 Arne Karlsson CEO
For further information, please contact: Arne Karlsson, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00 Emma Rheborg, Head of Corporate Communications and IR, +46 8 700 17 20
Financial calendar from Ratos:
Interim Report January - June 2011 19 August 2011
Interim Report January - September 2011 9 November 2011

Ratos is a private equity conglomerate. The company's mission is to maximise shareholder value over time through the professional, active and responsible exercise of its ownership role in primarily medium to large unlisted Nordic companies. Ratos's holdings include AH Industries, Anticimex, Arcus-Gruppen, Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, Contex, DIAB, EuroMaint, Finnkino, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD Kvarndammen, Lindab, Medisize, Mobile Climate Control, SB Seating and Stofa. Ratos is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 40 billion.