Ratos: Year-End Report 2009

Regulatory Information 2010-02-18

This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act, the
    Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules.

* Profit before tax SEK 1,375m (5,671)
* Earnings per share before dilution SEK5.32 (32.62)
* Proposed dividend SEK9.50 per share (9)
* Overall good development in the holdings
* Total return on Ratos shares +47%

Telephone conference at10.00 CET, tel +46 8 505 201 10.

Stockholm, 18 February 2010
Arne Karlsson

For further information, please contact:
Arne Karlsson, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00
Emma Rheborg, IR Manager, +46 8 700 17 20

Financial calendar from Ratos:
Annual General Meeting 2010 15 April 2010
Interim Report January - March 2010 6 May 2010
Interim Report January - June 2010 20 August 2010
Interim Report January - September 2010 4 November 2010

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 15 billion and has a market capitalisation of approximately SEK 33 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, Superfos and Other holdings.
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