Ratos: Interim report January-June 2012

Regulatory Information 2012-08-17

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

  * Result before tax SEK -16m (889)
  * Result before tax, adjusted for items affecting comparability and exit
    gains, SEK 352m (444)
  * Earnings per share before dilution SEK -0.09 (2.18)
  * Taken overall a weak development in the holdings during the second quarter
  * Anticimex sold after the end of the period - exit gain approximately SEK
  * A total of SEK 1,065m in dividends and refinancing from the holdings
    received during the first half of the year
  * Total return on Ratos shares -13%
Telephone conference today at 10.00 a.m. CET, tel +46 8 505 201 10.
Stockholm 17 August 2012 Ratos AB (publ)
For further information, please contact: Susanna Campbell, 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 - September 2012 9 November 2012
Year-end report 2012 15 February 2013
Annual General Meeting 2013 17 April 2013
Interim Report January - March 2013 8 May 2013
Interim Report January - June 2013 15 August 2013
Interim Report January - September 2013 8 November 2013
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, Arcus-Gruppen, Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, Contex, DIAB, Euromaint, Finnkino, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD Kvarndammen, Lindab, Mobile Climate Control, SB Seating and Stofa. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 23 billion.