Interim Report January - June 1998

Sales increased by 17 percent to MSEK 5,959 (5,083),
8 percent of which is organic growth.

Income before taxes increased by 27 percent to MSEK 291 (230).
In local currencies the increase is 29 percent.

Earnings per share after full taxes increased by 29 percent to SEK 2.81 (2.18).
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