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2016-02-17

Ratos: Year-end report 2015

This information is disclosed pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act,
the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act or requirements stipulated in
the listing agreement.

Development in company portfolio

* Good development, EBITA +9% (Ratos's share) and adjusted EBITA +6%
* Sales growth of +4%
* Profit/share of profits from the companies SEK 664m (392)

Acquisitions and divestments

* Acquisition of Speed Group, TFS and Serena Properties
* Three divestments during the year - total exit gain of SEK 1,101m
* Add-on acquisitions in Bisnode and GS-Hydro, among others
* Agreement to acquire airteam after period-end

Financial information

* Profit before tax SEK 892m (1,367)
* Earnings per share before dilution SEK 1.29 (3.22)
* Impairment SEK -565m (-250), mainly attributable to Euromaint
* Proposed dividend SEK 3.25 per share (3.25)
* Continued strong financial position
* Total return on Ratos share +9%

At 10.00 CET a telephone conference will be held, participant connection: UK:
+44 20 3008 9808, SE: +46 8 566 426 62, US: +1 855 831 5945. The telephone
conference will be webcasted live atwww.ratos.sewhere presentation material
also is available. The telephone conference will be recorded and available
atwww.ratos.se.

Watch the film where CEO Susanna Campbell comments on the interim
report:www.ratos.se/report.

Stockholm 17 February 2016
Susanna Campbell
CEO

For further information, please contact:
Susanna Campbell, CEO, +46 8 700 17 00
Elin Ljung, Head of Corporate Communications, +46 8 700 17 20

Financial calendar from Ratos:

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| Annual General Meeting 2016 14 April 2016 |
| Interim report January-March 2016 10 May 2016 |
| Interim report January-June 2016 19 August 2016 |
| Interim report January-September 2016 10 November 2016 |
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Ratos owns and develops unlisted medium-sized Nordic companies. The company's
goal as an active owner is to contribute to the long-term and sustainable
business development of its companies and to conduct value-generating
transactions. Ratos's portfolio comprises AH Industries, Aibel, ArcusGruppen,
Biolin Scientific, Bisnode, DIAB, Euromaint, GS-Hydro, HENT, HL Display,
Jøtul, KVD, Ledil, Mobile Climate Control, Nebula, Serena Properties, Speed
Group and TFS. Ratos is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a total of
approximately 15,500 employees.

Year-end report 2015
http://hugin.info/1180/R/1986676/728963.pdf

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Ratos via Globenewswire

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