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Broström is one of the leading logistics companies for the oil and chemical industry, focusing on industrial product and chemical tanker shipping and marine services. Broström is based all over the world and operates within two areas: Shipping and Marine & Logistics Services. Broström’s head office is located in Göteborg, Sweden.

INTERIM REPORT 1 JANUARY - 30 JUNE 2005 Broström AB (publ) – Reg. no. 556005-1467

Sales during the second quarter of 2005 were up 30% over the first quarter of 2005. The second quarter began with a relatively strong spot market, but was followed by a slight seasonal weakening. Larger contract volumes contributed to good capacity utilisation of the Broström fleet. Profit after net financial items for the first six months SEK 347 m (198). -

Profit after net financial items for Q2 SEK 186 m (98). -

Cash flow and disposable liquidity. Cash flow per share 12.24 (9.26) Disposable liquidity amounted to SEK 993 m (828 on 31 December 2004) The dividend payout was SEK 162 m

Increase and changes in transport capacity during the second quarter: -

Net sales SEK 986 m (813) Profit for the period SEK 155 m (266 incl one-off effect of implemented tonnage tax with SEK 181 m) Earnings per share SEK 4.73 (9.01 incl one-off effect of implemented tonnage tax with SEK 6.19)

Shareholders’ equity (excl. dividend and non-cash issues) increased by SEK 609 m (SEK 18.81 per share) during the period, including SEK 317 m in currency translation differences (IFRS).

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Net sales SEK 1,747 m (1,619) Profit for the period SEK 292 m (346 incl one-off effect of implemented tonnage tax with SEK 181 m) Earnings per share SEK 8.90 (11.60 incl one-off effect of implemented tonnage tax with SEK 6.19) Return on capital employed 16.7% (11.9%)

Iver Ships Ltd wholly owned – name changed to Broström Tankers Ltd Agreements signed on the purchase of four vessels The vessel LEINESTERN was delivered from the shipyard in China in June BRO TINA sold and delivered

Outlook for 2005. The start of the third quarter of 2005 has, despite the usual seasonal decline, been characterised by a continued relatively strong freight market in Broström’s segment. Completed contract negotiations will entail larger volumes. Structural changes and growing regional imbalances are leading to a continued greater need for transport. The outlook for 2005 is considered to be continued favourable.

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6 months SEK m Net sales

Second quarter

Full year

2005

2004

2005

2004

2004

1,746.8

1,618.9

986.4

813.0

3,206.8

Operating profit (EBIT)

381.6

235.2

198.6

109.3

403.8

Profit after net financial items

347.1

197.5

185.5

97.5

324.7

Profit for the period

291.6

345.7

155.3

266.3

486.7

Investments

397.1

252.8

249.5

203.1

943.3

Cash flow from operating activities

394.2

270.7

208.7

179.4

429.6

Disposable liquidity

993.0

753.5

827.8

Return on capital employed, %

16.7

11.9

9.9

Adjusted equity/assets ratio, %

39.2

35.8

38.0

Profit before tax per share, SEK

10.78

6.78

5.74

3.35

11.08

Net profit per share, SEK

8.90

11.60

4.73

9.01

16.33

Net profit per share after dilution, SEK

8.82

11.52

4.73

8.95

15.09

12.24 32,196,618

9.26 29,239,988

6.45 32,347,092

6.13 29,239,988

14.67 29,287,217

Cash flow from operating activities per share, SEK Average number of shares

ACTIVITIES Shipping Market overview The first quarter was characterised by a relatively strong freight market in the areas in which Broström is active. The usual winter season with cold weather in the northern hemisphere came later than in previous years and did not have a favourable effect on the market until late in the first quarter. The second quarter was also characterised by a relatively strong freight market in the areas in which Broström is active, even though the later part of the period was affected by the seasonal decline. The trend in oil prices continues to be a cause of concern in the market, with rapid changes both in prices and demand. Small events are obtaining increasingly greater impact.

The shipyards’ orderbooks are well-filled, and newbuilding prices were on the rise during the period. The price trend for quality second-hand tonnage followed the same pattern. Development for Broström Broström continued to strengthen its position in product and chemical tanker shipping during the period. A number of strategic deals were carried out during the first quarter. Additional acquisitions were made of stakes in partly owned vessels, Nordtank Shipping A/S was acquired, Broström became a part owner in three of Furetank Rederi AB’s vessels, and a long-term co-operation agreement was made with the Turkish shipowner Dünya. The result of these transactions is described in detail under heading “Changes in the fleet”. During the second quarter Broström acquired the remaining 50% of the shares in Iver Ships Ltd. As a result, the company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Broström. Following the acquisition, the company’s name was changed to Broström Tankers Ltd. In addition, an agreement was reached on the acquisition of four vessels controlled by Vroon, which are included in the 2


former Iver Ships’ commercial fleet. These vessels are IVER PROGRESS and IVER PROSPERITY, both at 31,180 dwt and built in 2001, and IVER EXACT and IVER EXAMPLE, both at 45,790 dwt and built in 1999. Two of the vessels will be taken over in December 2005 and two in February 2006. Until then, they will be contracted in on time charters.

Contract negotiations carried out during the period led to a favourable outcome, with greater volumes under contract for Broström.

This acquisition should be seen in the context of the other acquisitions and co-operation arrangements carried out in late 2004 and 2005 and as part of Broström’s long-term strategy. Through these acquisitions, Broström has increased its investment in and build-up of its global segment outside Europe. It is the intention to expand further in this sector.

Changes in the fleet During the first quarter, two older vessels, BRO SELMA (81,350 dwt, 1987) and BRO TONY (4,160 dwt, 1982) were sold. The sales generated a capital gain of SEK 32 m and a liquidity contribution of SEK 81 m.

As a result of these completed transactions, Broström’s fleet now comprises slightly more than 80 vessels. Following the delivery of newbuildings on order to Broström, the commercial fleet will exceed 100 vessels within three years. Broström also intends in the future to continue to take advantage of potential consolidation opportunities in the segments in which the company is active. Broström’s 30% holding in Seawise Australia Pty was sold during the first quarter. The sale generated a capital gain of SEK 17 m and a liquidity contribution of SEK 18 m. Broström’s development largely followed the general market trend during the first and second quarters. The period was characterised by high capacity utilisation under contracts in all geographic areas in which Broström is active. The usual icy winter conditions in the northern hemisphere, which affect a large part of Broström’s northern European traffic, were not experienced this year until late in the first quarter, while the usual seasonal decline in the spot market took place late in the second quarter. However, the weather situation, including severe storms, gave rise to considerable problems, which hurt earnings during the first quarter. Asian and Atlantic traffic developed well during the period.

During the second quarter of 2005, the market trend in combination with completed acquisitions resulted in a sales increase of 30% compared with the preceding quarter.

The vessel BRO TINA (27,820 dwt, 1987) was sold during the second quarter. The sale generated a capital gain of SEK 57 m and a liquidity contribution of SEK 64 m. During the first quarter, stakes in partly owned vessels and in three of Furetank Rederi AB’s vessels were acquired through a non-cash issue. During the same quarter, an additional noncash issue was made in connection with the acquisition of Nordtank Shipping A/S. The company operates a commercial fleet of 15 vessels in the northern European market. In addition, a long-term co-operation agreement was signed with the Turkish shipowner Dünya, under which a total of ten vessels – including two existing vessels and eight newbuildings - will be added to Broström’s fleet in the years immediately ahead. The vessels will be employed in Broström’s Asian traffic, entailing a doubling in the number of Broström vessels in that sector. An agreement was also reached with Vroon, under which Broström is acquiring four vessels. A more detailed account of this is provided above under the “Development for Broström” heading. The vessel LEINESTERN (37,300 dwt) was delivered in June from the shipyard in China. The vessel is owned by Broström’s co-operation partner Rigel Schiffahrts GmbH and is employed primarily in Broström’s European traffic together with other vessels in the same size class. An additional two sister vessels remain to be delivered from the Chinese shipyard to Broström. Delivery of these vessels, which are wholly

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owned by Broström, is scheduled to take place during the third quarter of 2005. Following delivery of these vessels, Broström’s commercial fleet in the 37,000 dwt size class will amount to eight vessels. This means that in this size class as well, Broström has achieved critical mass that will enable the company to offer efficient contract shipping.

Marine & Logistics Services Market overview An increase in transport volume for intermodal bulk transport in Northern Europe could be noted. However, higher fuel costs are one of several factors that continue to put pressure on margins.

Tonnage tax Starting in 2004, Broström’s entire French operation is affiliated with the tonnage tax syssystem, in accordance with the EU’s shipping policy. The one-off effect in 2004 was SEK 181 m.

The market for business travel generally increased during the second quarter. However, most of the increase came directly to travel providers, while the volume through travel agencies was basically unchanged. Rising activity in international shipping has contributed to higher demand for marine travel.

In Sweden work is now being conducted by a commission which will submit its proposal in 2005 on the introduction of a tonnage tax.

Development for Broström Nordic Bulkers had a good start to the year, with volume growth of 17% compared with the same period a year ago. Volume growth during the second quarter was 25%. Continuous development and adaptation of the company’s logistics system have resulted in improved profit.

Of the total deferred tax of SEK 444.5 m on the balance sheet as per 30 June 2005, SEK 48.4 m stems from the French operation. The rest pertains to Swedish taxation. Sales and profit Q2 2005 Net sales for the Shipping operations area amounted to SEK 771.2 m (632.4) for the second quarter of 2005.

Broströms Resebyrå successively improved its earnings during the period compared with a year earlier. Growth has been noted in the marine travel segment from existing customers as well as from new customer agreements.

Operating profit was SEK 202.1 m (113.8).

With a high level of activity in the oil industry, the number of tanker calls in ports with refinery or oil terminal capacity has been high, which has been positive for many of the ship agencies in the Broström Ship Agency Network. The continued strong Swedish export economy has also contributed to a satisfactory development for this part of the business.

Development and profit during the second quarter were satisfactory. Sales and profit January - June 2005 Net sales for the Shipping operations area amounted to SEK 1,335.6 m (1,250.6) for the first six months of 2005. Operating profit was SEK 370.3 m (246.0). Development and profit during the first six months were satisfactory. Shipping 6 months SEK m Net sales Operating profit

2005

2004

1,335.6

1,250.6

370.3

246.0

Second quarter 2005

Full year

2004

2004

771.2

632.4

2,451.9

202.1

113.8

434.2

Sales and profit Q2 2005 Net sales for the Marine & Logistics Services operations area for the second quarter amounted to SEK 215.1 m (180.6). Operating profit was SEK 7.2 m (2.3). Sales and profit January - June 2005 Net sales for the Marine & Logistics Services operations area for the first six months amounted to SEK 411.0 m (368.2). Operating profit was SEK 11.5 m (6.7).

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Marine & Logistics Services 6 months

Breakdown by operational areas

Second quarter

Full year

6 months

SEK m

2005

2004

2005

2004

2004

SEK m

Net sales

411.0

368.2

215.1

180.6

754.5

Net sales

11.5

6.7

7.2

2.3

14.0

Shipping

Operating profit

M & L Services Other

EXCHANGE RATE MOVEMENTS Broström is affected by exchange rate movements primarily of the USD rate to SEK. See the section “Financial position and liquidity”.

The share in associated companies’ profit was SEK 5.1 m (16.5). The reason for the decrease is that two of the companies are now wholly owned subsidiaries. Operating profit was SEK 381.6 m (235.2). Net interest expense amounted to SEK -38.8 m (-38.3). The USD Libor (6 months) interest rate changed during the period from 2.8% on 31 December 2004 to 3.7% on 30 June 2005. Net financial items amounted to SEK -34.5 m (-37.7), which resulted in a profit after financial items of SEK 347.1 m (197.5). The return on capital employed was 16.7% (11.9%). Tax expenses during the period amounted to SEK -55.5 m (148.2), corresponding to 16% (-75.0%) of profit before tax. Paid tax amounted to SEK -2.6 m (0.4). The figures for the period include capital gains of SEK 106.2 m on sales of vessels and operations.

Full year

2004

2004

2005

2004

2005

1,335.6

1,250.6

771.2

632.4

2,451.9

411.0

368.2

215.1

180.6

754.5

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.0

0.4

1,746.8

1,618.9

986.4

813.0

3,206.8

202.1

113.8

434.2

7.2

2.3

14.0

Operating profit Shipping M & L Services Other and joint expenses for the Group

GROUP FINANCIAL RESULTS Net sales of the Group for the first six months amounted to SEK 1,746.8 m (1,618.9).

Second quarter

370.3

246.0

11.5

6.7

- 0.2

- 17.5

- 10.7

- 6.8

- 44.4

381.6

235.2

198.6

109.3

403.8

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AFTER THE PERIOD There are no significant events to report.

OUTLOOK The start of the third quarter of 2005 has, despite the usual seasonal decline, been characterised by a continued relatively strong freight market in Broström’s segments. The strong world economy is a driving force behind this trend, where the rapidly growing Chinese economy and Russian exports of oil via the Baltic are contributing to high demand for transport of oil and chemical products. The structural changes in the market during the year have contributed to and are expected to continue contributing to a greater need for transport in the future. The increasingly stringent requirements being made by authorities and customers with respect to quality, safety and the environment are putting ever-higher demands on the overall organisation that is involved in the logistics chain. This trend is in line with Broström’s long-term strategy, and together with anticipated continued strong demand for oil in the world, this points to a continued favourable development for Broström during the second half of 2005. Completed acquisitions and new co-operation agreements are expected to contribute to improved earnings in pace with the addition of vessels to the fleet.

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It is worth noting that the shipyards’ orderbooks around the world are at historically high levels in Broström’s vessel segments, and a large number of vessels will be delivered in the years immediately ahead. In Broström’s view, however, this addition of tonnage will be offset to a large degree by the major need for replacement and structural changes in the market. This, assuming a continued positive trend in the world economy. The US dollar’s value against the Swedish krona is an uncertainty factor to note. All else equal, a weakening of the US dollar would have a negative impact on Broström’s sales, earnings and shareholders’ equity, while a strengthening would have a positive effect.

INVESTMENTS AND DIVESTMENTS Total investments within the Group during the period amounted to SEK 397.1 m (252.8). Divestments totalled SEK 340.6 m (0.5).

Broström is currently financially involved in investments in seven newbuildings. Additional vessels and newbuildings will be added to the fleet under various co-operation arrangements. Newbuildings on order Name

Delivery

Dwt

Ownership

NB JLZ 504

2005

37,300

100%

NB JLZ 506

2005

37,300

100%

NB JLZ 507

2006

14,500

100%

NB JLZ 508

2006

14,500

100%

NB JLZ 509

2006

14,500

100%

NB JLZ 510

2007

14,500

100%

NB 132

2005

19,500

30%

Partner

Rederi AB Donsötank

Broström’s updated fleet list can be found at www.brostrom.se.

CASH FLOW Cash flow from operating activities before the shareholder dividend amounted to SEK 394.2 m (270.7), or SEK 12.24 (9.26) per share.

Of total investments, SEK 219.0 m (234.3) pertained to vessels and newbuilding contracts. The stakes acquired in vessels were as follows: BRO TRANSPORTER 12.3%, BRO TRAVELLER 3.3%, NAVIGO 14.75%, FURE STAR 9%, FURE SUN 9% and FURE NORD 9%. In addition, all of the shares in Nordtank Shipping A/S were acquired. The purchase price includes goodwill of SEK 60.1 m. The acquisitions were paid for in part through the issuance of 952,286 new B-shares in Broström through the exercise of the authorisation granted previously by an Extraordinary General Meeting to the Board and in part through cash payment. During the second quarter, the remaining 50% of the shares in Iver Ships Ltd were acquired. The acquisition was paid for in cash. The purchase price includes goodwill of SEK 29.4 m. During the first quarter, BRO SELMA (81,350 dwt, 1987) and BRO TONY (4,160 dwt, 1982) were delivered to the buyers, while BRO TINA (27,820 dwt, 1987) was delivered to its buyer during the second quarter. The shareholding in Seawise Australia Pty was sold.

FINANCIAL POSITION AND LIQUIDITY Disposable liquidity of the Group on the balance sheet date amounted to SEK 993.0 m (827.8 on 31 December 2004). This amount includes unutilised overdraft facilities totalling SEK 52.6 m (52.3). The shareholders received a dividend of SEK 161.7 m in May. Net debt increased during the period from SEK 1,656.9 m to SEK 1,751.5 m, mainly due to investments in vessels and operations. Shareholders’ equity on the balance sheet date, according to the new accounting standards, amounted to SEK 2,339.6 m (1,799.5 on 31 December 2004), and the equity/assets ratio was 35.1% (32.5%). The adjusted equity/assets ratio was 39.2% (38.0%), which is above Broström’s target of 30%. Taken together, this means that shareholders’ equity during the year to date, excluding the shareholder dividend and non-cash issues carried out during the period, has increased by a total of SEK 608.6 m, or SEK 18.81 per share.

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According to the new financial reporting rules, Broström’s shipping operations are classified as USD companies; consequently, most exchange rate movements are now shown only on the balance sheet. Thus an analysis of Broström should also include, in addition to reported profit for the year, the currency movement that is reported under translation differences in shareholders’ equity. It should be noted that in connection with the implementation of IFRS, the company has decided not to revalue vessels. With today’s market values of the Broström fleet it is worth mentioning that a substantial overvalue exists compared to booked values. Broström’s financial position is strong and enables continued participation in possible structural changes in the industry.

CONTINGENT LIABILITIES Contingent liabilities increased by SEK 11.2 m since the start of the year and amount to SEK 119.3 m (108.1 on 31 December 2004).

There were no outstanding options on the balance sheet date. The option programme entails increases of 1.7% and 1.1%, respectively, in the number of shares and votes. The dilution effect in terms of value was 1.0% on the balance sheet date. The option programme from 2005 consists of two option series with exercise dates in September 2007 and September 2008, respectively. Each employee was entitled to 1,250 options. If the programme was not fully subscribed, an additional maximum of 98,750 options could be subscribed. The price of each option was SEK 6.25 in series 2005/1 and SEK 8.50 in series 2005/2. Each option entitles its bearer to subscribe for one share at the exercise price of SEK 157.20. The total number of exercised options on 30 June 2005 was 366,550. The remaining number of options was 633,450. Exercised options in the programme entail increases of 1.1% and 1.9%, respectively, in the number of shares and votes. There was no dilution effect in terms of value on the balance sheet date.

OPTION PROGRAMMES As per 30 June 2005 Broström has two share option programmes in effect, of which one was introduced in 2003 and the other in 2005. The programmes have been offered to all permanent employees of the Group and to employees of partly owned companies in which Broström’s ownership is more than 50%. The option programme from 2003 consists of two option series with exercise dates in September 2005 and September 2006, respectively. Each employee was entitled to 2,000 options. If the programme was not fully subscribed, an additional maximum of 100,000 options could be subscribed. The price of each option was SEK 3.80 in series 2003/1 and SEK 4.35 in series 2003/2. An offer was also made in autumn 2004 to all new employees. The price then was SEK 34.00 per option in both series. Each option entitles its bearer to subscribe for one share at the exercise price of SEK 58.40. The total number of exercised options on 30 June 2005 was 551,500.

STAFF The number of employees has not changed significantly.

PARENT COMPANY The activities of the parent company, Broström AB, consist mainly of Group management and administration of joint activities for the Group. The assets consist mainly of shares in subsidiaries and short-term financial investments.

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6 months

Second quarter

Full year

SEK m

2005

2004

2005

2004

2004

Net sales

14.4

12.2

7.2

6.1

24.4

34.2

114.6

29.8

127.8

170.4

37.2

146.9

37.2

146.9

233.4

Investments

90.5

4.4

89.9

3.2

107.7

Divestments

17.9

-

-

-

-

Disposable liquidity

708.8

647.4

651.5

Of which, unutilised overdraft facilities

37.6

37.3

37.3

Profit/loss before allocations and tax Of which, dividends from subsidiaries and associated companies

ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES This interim report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting and IFRS 1 with respect to transitional rules. The accounting principles of the parent company are in accordance with RR 32. In the Group the same accounting principles and methods of calculation have been used as in the 2004 Annual Report, with exception for the IFRS/IAS adjustments described below. New accounting principles 2005 IFRS/IAS Starting on 1 January 2005 the Broström Group applies the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) approved by the EU. The interim report for the first quarter of 2005 was the first financial report presented by Broström in accordance with IFRS. The information about the transition has been compiled in accordance with the IFRS guidelines that are expected to apply on 31 December 2005. New standards and pronouncements may be issued in 2005 for application in the annual report dated 31 December 2005. The IFRSs are also subject to continuous oversight and approval by the EU, which is why changes may still occur. Moreover, since the rules have only recently been introduced, clarifications may be made by the regulatory body, and development of generally accepted practice may entail further clarifications, which could affect the information provided in this interim report. Comparison figures for 2004 have been recalculated from 1 January 2004, with exception for IAS 39, where such recalculation is not required

in accordance with the exemptions provided in IFRS 1. Nor have acquisition data for company acquisitions prior to 2004 been recalculated, in accordance with the exemptions in IFRS 1. According to IAS 39, certain types of financial instruments are to be measured at fair value. The Group’s holdings of such financial instruments are negligible, and the change in principle as per 1 January has an immaterial impact on the income statement and balance sheet. The areas in which IFRS entails material differences compared to Broström’s current accounting concern measurement of goodwill (IFRS 3, IAS 36 and IAS 38) effects of changes in foreign exchange rates (IAS 21), and investments in associates (IAS 28). These areas are described and quantified below in terms of their significant impact on Broström’s net profit as per 30 June 2005 and their impact on shareholders’ equity. Goodwill – IFRS 3, IAS 36 and 38 According to IAS 38, goodwill is to be recognised as an asset with an indefinite useful life and should therefore not be amortised. Instead, goodwill is to be tested for impairment annually. Broström tested its goodwill for impairment on 1 January and 31 December 2004. According to these tests, there was no need for any goodwill write-down. Consequently, no goodwill amortisation schedules are reported in the comparison figures for 2004 in accordance with IFRS. Investments in associates – IAS 28 According to IAS 28, profits from investments in associated companies are to be reported after tax, which Broström previously reported before tax. The comparison figures for 2004 have been adjusted. Effects of changes in foreign exchange rates – IAS 21 IAS 21 stipulates that a functional currency is to be decided for each legal entity. The functional currency is defined as the currency in which the company has the greatest share of revenue and expense and which is the most important financing currency. Broström has determined that the primary shipping companies in the Group have USD as their functional currency, while the other companies’ functional currencies consist of their respective local currencies. In view of the

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functional currency, the accounts for 2004 have then been recalculated. Vessels have been carried at historical cost in USD, taking into account a normal depreciation plan and loans at their nominal amounts in USD. These values have then been recalculated at the year-end USD to SEK rate, using the current method. Deferred tax on the changed asset and liability values in the recalculation to functional currency has been taken into account. As a result of the aforementioned accounting principles, the temporary differences between the book value and the tax value will vary along with changes in foreign exchange rates. The tax effect from this is reported against shareholders’ equity. At the start of 2005, as a result of the steadily

weakening USD against SEK in recent years, shareholders’ equity had been negatively affected, since the companies in which the vessels are included used USD as their functional currency. On the other hand, the reporting of vessel loans had a positive effect on shareholders’ equity, since the previous historical acquisition prices were higher than those stated in the balance sheet at 31 December 2004. Effects on income statement and balance sheet (only for comparison) If IFRS had been implemented in 2004, the effects on the income statement and balance sheet as per 30 June 2004 would have been a negative earnings impact of SEK -8.7 m and a negative shareholders’ equity impact of SEK -44.1 m (see table below).

Income statements and balance sheets (for comparison) SEK m Income statements Net sales Other income Total income Share in associated companies’ profit Operating expenses Depreciation and write-downs Total operating expenses

Swedish GAAP Accum. 30/6/2004

Adjustment

IFRS Accum. 30/6/2004

1,618.9

-

1,618.9

4.5

- 0.3

4.2

1,623.4

- 0.3

1,623.1

17.3

- 0.8

16.5

9.3

2.7

12.0

- 1,304.1

- 1.7

- 1,305.8

- 661.0

- 3.5

- 664.5

Swedish GAAP Q2 2004

Adjustment

IFRS Q2 2004

813.0

-

813.0

- 1.4

- 0.3

- 1.7

811.6

- 0.3

811.3

- 116.1

17.5

- 98.6

- 58.7

9.2

- 49.5

- 1,420.2

15.8

- 1,404.4

- 719.7

5.7

- 714.0

Operating profit

220.5

14.7

235.2

101.2

8.1

109.3

Net financial items

- 10.4

- 27.3

- 37.7

- 11.4

- 0.4

- 11.8

Profit after net financial items

210.1

-12.6

197.5

89.8

7.7

97.5

Tax Minority share (in profit/loss for the year) Profit for the year

151.4

- 3.2

148.2

169.2

- 0.4

168.8

- 7.1

7.1

-

- 2.5

2.5

-

354.4

- 8.7

345.7

2565

9.8

266.3

Of which, minority share

Balance sheets Goodwill

7.1

Swedish GAAP Accum. 30/6/2004

Adjustment

IFRS Accum. 30/6/2004

60.3

3.9

64.2

Tangible fixed assets Other assets

3,860.3

- 199.8

3,660.5

1,804.9

- 190.2

1,614.7

Total assets

5,725.5

- 386.1

5,339.4

Shareholders’ equity

1,702.5

- 44.1

1,658.4

31.2

- 31.2

-

Debenture loan, interest-bearing

200.7

-

200.7

Deferred tax

405.0

- 24.2

380.8

Equalisation reserve, provisions

109.8

- 18.0

91.8

3,276.3

- 268.6

3,007.7

5,725.5

- 386.1

5,339.4

Minority interests

Other liabilities Total shareholders’ equity and liabilities Of which, minority interest

3.5

30.2

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FUTURE REPORTS Broström will release financial reports on the following dates in 2005: 28

October

Interim report nine months 2005

Göteborg, 24 August 2005 BROSTRÖM AB (publ) On behalf of the Board

Lennart Simonsson Managing Director Broström AB 403 30 Göteborg Tel +46 31 61 61 00 Reg. no. 556005-1467

This report has not been reviewed by Broström’s auditors. More information about Broström and press releases can be found at www.brostrom.se.

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INCOME STATEMENTS 2005

6 months 2004

1,746.8

1,618.9

986.4

813.0

3,206.8

125.5

4.2

67.6

- 1.7

9.6

1,872.3

1,623.1

1,054.0

811.3

3,216.4

5.1

16.5

3.7

12.0

16.3

- 1,143.7

- 1,061.9

- 677.9

- 546.0

- 2,128.6

Personnel costs

- 239.7

- 243.9

- 121.7

- 118.5

- 501.3

Depreciation and write-downs

- 112.4

- 98.6

- 59.5

- 49.5

- 199.0

- 1,495.8

- 1,404.4

- 859.1

- 714.0

381.6

235.2

198.6

109.3

Interest income

21.4

13.1

11.9

4.7

32.5

Exchange rate differences on assets

13.0

0.6

3.3

2.1

- 7.1

- 60.2

- 51.4

- 28.1

- 25.1

- 105.4

- 8.7

-

- 0.2

6.5

0.9

Net financial items

- 34.5

- 37.7

- 13.1

- 11.8

- 79.1

Profit after net financial items

347.1

197.5

185.5

97.5

324.7

Tax on profit for the period

- 55.5

148.2

- 30.2

168.8

162.0

291.6*

345.7*

155.3*

266.3*

486.7*

5.3

7.1

2.6

3.5

8.5

Average exchange rate SEK/USD

7.12

7.47

7.31

7.34

7.35

Average exchange rate SEK/EUR

9.14

9.17

9.26

9.18

9.12

SEK m Net sales Other income, including sales of vessels Total income Share in associated companies’ profit

Second quarter 2005 2004

Full year 2004

Operating expenses External expenses

- 2,828.9 Total operating expenses Operating profit (EBIT)

403.8

Financial items

Interest expenses Exchange rate differences on liabilities

Profit for the period * Of which, accrues to minority

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BALANCE SHEETS Group, SEK m

30 June 2005

31 December 2004

147.2

49.7

ASSETS Fixed assets Goodwill Other intangible fixed assets

7.2

7.6

4,431.1

3,824.4

Financial fixed assets, interest-bearing

34.2

28.5

Financial fixed assets, non-interest-bearing

60.4

50.7

4,680.1

3,960.9

Tangible fixed assets

Total fixed assets Current assets Inventories

53.3

26.3

Receivables

763.7

598.7

Short-term investments

603.9

659.0

Cash and bank balances

559.1

295.9

Total current assets

1,980.0

1,579.9

Total assets

6,660.1

5,540.8

SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY AND LIABILITIES Shareholders’ equity 1)

2,339.6

1,799.5

Debenture loans, interest-bearing

161.7

200.3

Equalisation reserve

109.0

107.3

Deferred tax

444.5

344.5

Long-term liabilities, interest-bearing 2) 3)

2,735.9

2,363.2

Total long-term liabilities

3,451.1

3,015.3

Current liabilities, interest-bearing 2)

204.3

273.8

Current liabilities, non-interest-bearing

665.1

452.2

Total short-term liabilities

869.4

726.0

6,660.1

5,540.8

119.3

108.1

Closing day exchange rate SEK/USD

7.82

6.61

Closing day exchange rate SEK/EUR

9.44

9.01

Long-term liabilities

Short-term liabilities

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity Contingent liabilities

1)

Of which minority interest

39.0

32.1

2)

Of which financial leasing

562.9

501.7

3)

Of which provisions

25.7

25.2

CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY Group, SEK m According to annual accounts Effect of change of accounting principle Share issue and warrant premiums Translation difference Dividend Profit for the period Amount at the end of the period

2005 1,799.5 93.2 317.0 - 161.7 291.6 2,339.6

6 months 2004 1,477.0 - 30.7 - 131.6 345.7 1,660.4

Full year 2004 1,477.0 - 229.2 209.2 - 12.6 - 131.6 486.7 1,799.5

The translation difference for the period is mainly due to changes in the USD exchange rate, which is the reporting currency for the subsidiaries and associated companies Broström Holding BV (incl. the subsidiary Broström Tankers SAS), Broström Tankers AB and Broström Tankers Ltd, respectively.

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CASH FLOW STATEMENTS Group, SEK m

2005

6 months 2004

OPERATING ACTIVITIES Operating profit

381.6

235.2

403.8

- 7.5

38.1

136.6

- 33.2

- 32.6

- 105.3

53.3

30.0

- 5.5

Adjustments for items not included in the cash flow etc Financial items and tax Change in working capital Cash flow from operating activities before dividend Dividend to shareholders Cash flow from operating activities

INVESTING ACTIVITIES Investments in fixed assets Sale of fixed assets

Full year 2004

394.2

270.7

429.6

- 161.7

- 131.6

- 131.6

232.5

139.1

298.0

- 240.7

- 252.8

- 483.3

322.0

0.8

35.4

Change in financial fixed assets

- 3.6

- 2.6

6.2

Cash flow from investing activities

77.7

- 254.6

- 441.7

FINANCING ACTIVITIES Warrant premiums

2.7

-

-

277.8

256.0

321.0

Repayment of loans

- 435.7

- 135.8

- 228.9

Cash flow from financing activities

- 155.2

120.2

92.1

New loans

Translation difference

43.1

- 38.3

32.1

Cash flow for the period

198.1

- 33.6

- 19.5

Liquid assets, opening balance

954.9

944.5

944.5

9.8

- 0.4

25.7 4.2

1,162.8

910.5

954.9

Liquid assets at start of year in company for which the consolidation method was changed Exchange rate difference in liquid assets Liquid assets, closing balance

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SHARE DATA 6 months

Full year

Full year

Per-share data

2005

2004

2004

2003

Earnings, SEK

8.90

11.60

16.33

6.14

Earnings after dilution, SEK

8.82

11.52

15.09

6.08

Shareholders’ equity, SEK

72.67

56.72

57.32

50.51

Shareholders’ equity after dilution, SEK

72.01

55.33

56.81

50.22

Cash flow from operating activities, SEK

12.24

9.26

14.67

11.81

Cash flow, net, excluding dividend, SEK

11.17

3,35

3.83

3.62

Cash flow, net, including dividend, SEK

6.15

- 1,15

- 0.67

0.64

122.00

73.00

98.75

72.00

Number of shares, closing date

32,347,092

29,239,988

31,394,806

29,239,988

Average number of shares

32,196,618

29,239,988

29,287,217

29,119,946

1,551,500

648,500

648,500

648,500

Share price on balance sheet date

Number of shares

Number of outstanding options Number of dilution shares Number of shares after full dilution at end of period

295,242

203,292

283,583

167,611

32,642,334

29,443,280

31,678,389

29,407,599

KEY RATIOS 6 months

Full year

Full year

2005

2004

2004

2003

Return on capital employed, %

16.7

11.9

9.9

7.5

Return on shareholders’ equity, %

28.1

46.0

30.2

12.4

Debt/equity ratio, multiple

0.7

1.0

0.9

1.2

Interest cover ratio, multiple

6.0

4.8

4.1

3.4

Equity/assets ratio, %

35.1

31.1

32.5

26.6

Adjusted equity/assets ratio, %

39.2

35.8

38.0

31.9

Share of risk-bearing capital, %

45.9

43.4

44.2

42.5

For definitions please see 2004 Annual Report. Changed accounting principles according to IFRS from 2004 in this interim report.

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