Half-yearly Report 2007

* Net sales for continuing operations increased to SEK 50,715m (49,875) and income for the period was SEK 1,037m (773), or SEK 3.70 (2.62) per share
* Operating income rose by 16% in the first half of 2007, excluding items affecting comparability, compared to the same period last year
* Strong sales volumes in North America led to gains in market share and improved earnings
* Income from floor-care operations doubled in the second quarter
* Continued strong growth in Latin America
* Lower income for appliances in Europe due to delayed product launches and higher raw material costs
* Lower cash flow reflecting strong growth and delayed product launches
* Group outlook for 2007 is unchanged

Half-yearly Report 2007

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