Interim report Q3 1999

  • Income before taxes increased by 36%, excl. items affecting comparability
  • Provision of USD 225m (SEK 1,841m) after decision in pension litigation in US. Amount based on estimate by plaintiff PBGC
  • Higher operating income for all business areas
  • Continued strong growth in sales and income in North America, improvement in Europe and Asia
  • Divestment of operation in food and beverage vending machines, capital gain of SEK 1,625m