Ratos: Interim report January-June 2015

Regulatory Information 2015-08-14

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  • Profit before tax SEK 451m (13)
  • Profit before tax adjusted for exit gain SEK 215m (13)
  • Earnings per share before dilution SEK 0.65 (-0.39)
  • Good earnings and sales development in the companies
  • Sale of Nordic Cinema Group completed after the end of the period - exit gain approximately SEK 900m
  • Shareholding in Inwido reduced to holding of 10.4% - exit gain SEK 236m
  • Agreement on acquisition of Speed Group
  • Continued strong financial position
  • Total return on Ratos shares +20%

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Watch the film where CEO Susanna Campbell comments on the interim report: www.ratos.se/report.

Stockholm 14 August 2015
Ratos AB (publ)

For further information, please contact:
Susanna Campbell, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00
Elin Ljung, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 8 700 17 20

Financial calendar from Ratos:
Interim report January-September 2015 6 November 2015
Year-end report 2015 17 February 2016

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 unlisted medium sized Nordic companies. Ratos's holdings include AH Industries, Aibel, Arcus-Gruppen, Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, DIAB, Euromaint, GS-Hydro, Hafa Bathroom Group, HENT, HL Display, Inwido, Jøtul, KVD, Ledil, Mobile Climate Control and Nebula. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 20 billion.