Change in segment reporting as of 2004

(ELUX) As of the first quarter of 2004, the Group’s garden equipment for
the consumer market will be reported as a separate segment within
Consumer Durables in the financial reporting. The new Outdoor Products
segment also includes consumer outdoor products sold under the Husqvarna
brand, previously reported within Professional Outdoor Products.

The new reporting structure reflects the organizational change within
outdoor products in which all consumer and professional outdoor products
have been combined under one management.

The tables below show financial key data, excluding items affecting
comparability for 2003, 2002 and 2001 in accordance with the new
reporting structure. Quarterly data for the new reporting structure is
available at: