Atlas Copco interim report at September 30, 2012

  Atlas Copco interim report at September 30, 2012

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- October 24, 2012

Regulatory News:

(unaudited)

Good quarter despite softer market

  *Orders received increased to MSEK 21379, organic growth 1%
  *Revenues up 7% to MSEK 22 094 (20 739), organic growth 6%
  *Operating profit increased by 2% to MSEK 4 918 (4800), corresponding to
    an operating margin of 22.3% (23.1)
    - Includes items affecting comparability of MSEK +68 (+134). Adjusted
    operating margin was 22.0% (22.5)
  *Profit before tax amounted to MSEK 4 734 (4703)
  *Profit for the period was MSEK 3 486 (3 601)
  *Basic earnings per share were SEK 2.87 (2.96)
  *Operating cash flow at MSEK 4 611 (2125)
    - Including divestment of customer financing assets of approx. MSEK 1400

Near-term demand outlook

The overall demand for Atlas Copco’s products and services is expected to
decrease somewhat.

Atlas Copco discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the
Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.

Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA)(STO:ATCOB) is an industrial group with world-leading
positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction
and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative
products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable
productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden,
and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco
had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK81 (BEUR 9). Learn more at
www.atlascopco.com.

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