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2016-01-27

Elanders AB : Year-end Report 2015

January - December

* Net sales increased by 14% and amounted to MSEK 4,236 (3,730).
* The operating result before depreciation (EBITDA) increased to MSEK 428
(292).
* The operating result (EBIT) increased to MSEK 292 (175), which is an
improvement of 67% over the same period last year. The operating margin
increased to 6.9 (4.7)%.
* One-off items charged the operating result for the period by MSEK -16
(-42).
* The result before tax increased to MSEK 259 (140), which is an improvement
of 85%.
* The net result increased to MSEK 175 (88) corresponding to SEK 6.58 (3.48)
per share.
* Operating cash flow increased to MSEK 344 (-38). Excluding acquisitions,
the operating cash flow amounted to MSEK 344 (216).
* A contract was signed in December to acquire Schmid Druck, a niched
packaging company in Germany, which is consolidated as of 1 January 2016.
* The Board proposes an increase in dividends to SEK 2.20 (1.10) per share,
entailing an increase of 100%.
* Change in dividend policy: Dividends to shareholders will follow the
long-term result development in the company and correspond on average to
30-50% of the result after tax (previously approx. 30%).
The fourth quarter

* Net sales increased by 2% to MSEK 1,124 (1,099).
* The operating result before depreciation (EBITDA) increased to MSEK 154
(101).
* The operating result (EBIT) increased to MSEK 111 (71) while the operating
margin increased to 9.9 (6.4)%.
* One-off items charged the operating result for the period by MSEK -16
(-38).
* The result before tax increased to MSEK 105 (62).
* The net result increased to MSEK 73 (45) corresponding to SEK 2.77 (1.70)
per share.
* Operating cash flow increased to MSEK 237 (175).

Further information can be found on Elanders' websitewww.elanders.comor requested via e-mailinfo@elanders.com.
Questions concerning this report can be addressed to:
Magnus Nilsson

President and CEO
Phone: +46 31 750 07 50
Andréas Wikner
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +46 31 750 07 50
Elanders AB (publ)
(Company ID 556008-1621)
P.O. Box 137
SE-435 23 Mölnlycke, Sweden
Phone: +46 31 750 00 00
The information in this press release has been made public according to the
Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments
Trading Act. This information was published on 27 January 2016.

2016-01-27 Elanders Press release Q4 2015
http://hugin.info/1053/R/1981500/725988.pdf

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