Debt market

The financial net debt as of March 31, 2017, amounted to SEK 1,756m.

The financial net debt as of March 31, 2017, of SEK 1,756m, increased by SEK 5,565m compared to the net cash position of SEK 3,809m as of December 31, 2016. This is an effect of a negative cash flow from acquisitions amounting to SEK -2,399m, the dividend payment of SEK -1,078m and the seasonally low cash flow in the first quarter.

Net provisions for post-employment benefits declined to SEK 3,590m. In total, net debt increased by SEK 4,986m in the first quarter of 2017.

Long-term borrowings as of March 31, 2017, including long-term borrowings with maturities within 12 months, amounted to SEK 8,445m with average maturity of 2.4 years, compared to SEK 8,451m and 2.7 years at the end of 2016.

During 2017, long-term borrowings in the amount of approximately SEK 500m will mature.

Liquid funds as of March 31, 2017, amounted to SEK 8,092m, a decrease of SEK 5,919m compared to SEK 14,011m as of December 31, 2016.

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A significant portion of the Group´s long-term borrowings are issued on the capital markets under the Group´s Euro medium-term note program.

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