Ratos: Interim report January-March 2012

Regulatory Information 2012-05-08

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

  * Profit before tax SEK 6m (699)
  * Profit before tax, adjusted for items affecting comparability and exit
    gains, SEK 161m (198)
  * Earnings per share before dilution SEK 0 (1.92)
  * Stable development in the holdings during the first quarter
  * Agreement to sell Anticimex - exit gain approximately SEK 940m
  * A total of SEK 990m in dividends and refinancing from the holdings received
    during the quarter
  * Susanna Campbell new CEO from 18 April
  * Total return on Ratos shares 14%
Telephone conference today at 10.00 a.m. CET, tel +46 8 505 201 10.
Stockholm 8 May 2012 Susanna Campbell CEO
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 - June 2012 17 August 2012
Interim Report January - September 2012 9 November 2012

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, Mobile Climate Control, SB Seating and Stofa. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and market capitalisation amounts to approximately SEK 24 billion.