(ELUX) As of the first quarter of 2005, the Group’s reporting structure has been changed to comprise Indoor and Outdoor Products instead of as previously Consumer Durables and Professional Products.
Indoor Products comprise operations in appliances and floor care products, as well as the professional operations in food-service equipment and laundry equipment. Outdoor Products comprise garden equipment for the consumer market and professional outdoor products.
There are no changes of the individual segments other than for the Rest of the world segment which will be divided into Latin America and Asia/Pacific.
The tables below show financial key data, excluding items affecting comparability for 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001 in accordance with the new reporting structure. For 2004, preliminary adjustments for the new International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) have been made.
The tables are also available at: www.electrolux.com/financials
For further information, please contact Investor Relations at +46 8 738 60 03. Electrolux Press Hotline is available at +46 8 657 65 07.
The Electrolux Group is the world’s largest producer of powered appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use, such as refrigerators, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, chainsaws, lawn mowers, and garden tractors. Every year, customers in more than 150 countries buy more than 55 million Electrolux Group products for both consumer and professional use sold under famous brands such as AEG, Electrolux, Zanussi, Frigidaire, Eureka and Husqvarna. In 2004, Electrolux had sales of SEK 121 billion and 72,000 employees.