Interim report JANUARY - JUNE 2004

Interim report
JANUARY - JUNE 2004

· Sales amounted to SEK 8,370 m. (8,273)
· Net income for the period was SEK 427 m. (240)
· Earnings per share amounted to SEK 4.00 (2.25)
· Order bookings in the first half-year amounted to SEK 8.7 bn
(12.4), of which
SEK 4.5 bn (6) during the second quarter. The order backlog is
now slightly over SEK 46.2 bn (45.6)
· Operating income amounted to SEK 673 m. (441) and income after
financial items was SEK 638 m. (362)
· Operating cash flow amounted to SEK 261 m. (733)
· The Czech Republic signed an agreement to lease 14 Gripen aircraft


Financial information dates:
The Interim Report for January - September 2004 will be published on
October 22, 2004.
The 2004 Report will be published on February 17, 2005.

For further information, please contact:
Lars Wahlund, SVP, Corporate Financial Control Tel. +46-13-18 71 30
Iréne Svensson, Head of Corporate Communications Tel. +46-8-463 01 30

Press conference with CEO Åke Svensson:
Today, Friday, July 9, 2:00 p.m. (CET)
World Trade Center, Stockholm
Contact Peter Larsson, Press Secretary Tel. +46-734-18 00 18

International teleconference:
Today, Friday, July 9, 4:00 p.m. (CET)
Contact Marita Sidén for registration and Tel. +46-13-18 71 49
further information Tel.+46-734-18 71 49




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