Improved sales

Net sales in the third quarter rose 12% to SEK 5,157 M (4,594). Adjusted for currency fluctuations, net sales rose 21%. Operating income for the third quarter amounted to SEK 185 M (155). Compared to the third quarter of 2010, operating income was negatively impacted by changes in currency exchange rates in an amount of SEK 46 M. The operating margin was 3.6% (3.4).