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Axfood reports better than expected sales and operating profit

12 October 2015

Owing to stronger than expected sales and operating profit, Axfood is reporting selected preliminary figures for the third quarter.

During the third quarter of 2015 Axfood’s sales totalled SEK 10,412 m (9,756), an increase
of 6.7% compared with the third quarter of 2014. Operating profit for the same period was
SEK 552 m (453), an increase of 21.9% compared with the third quarter of 2014, corresponding to an operating margin of 5.3% (4.6%). The profitability improvement is mainly attributable to strong sales during the quarter.

“We have had a fantastic quarter, with strong sales growth,” comments Anders Strålman, President and CEO of Axfood. “The increase was considerably better than the market, which means that we have gained market shares. The strong sales were better than our expectations and contributed to very good profitability for the quarter.”

The figures above are preliminary. Definitive figures will be published in connection with the complete interim report on the previously communicated date, 21 October, at 7:30 am CET.

For further information, please contact:
Cecilia Ketels, Head of Investor Relations, Axfood AB, tel. +46-72-23 606 43

This information is such that Axfood is required to disclose in accordance with the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication on 12 October 2015 at 07:30 am CET.