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Atlas Copco Interim report at March 31, 2007 (unaudited)

April 26, 2007

Record earnings and accelerated growth

·        Focused growth strategy delivers double-digit growth in all regions.
        - 24% organic order growth.
        - 20th consecutive quarter with organic growth. 
·        Revenues reached MSEK 13 390 (11 948), organic growth 17%.
·        Operating profit was MSEK 2 541 (2 096), a margin of 19.0% (17.5).
·        Profit before tax increased 22% to MSEK 2 477 (2 032).
·        Profit for the period was MSEK 1 826 (1 786).
         - Profit from continuing operations increased 21% to MSEK 1 773.
·        Basic and diluted earnings per share were SEK 2.98 (2.83). 
         - Basic earnings per share from continuing operations were SEK 2.89 (2.32).
·        Operating cash flow for continuing operations was MSEK 845 (711).
·        Acquisition of Dynapac, expanding presence in the road development market.

Near-term demand outlook

The demand for Atlas Copco’s products and services, from most customer segments such as mining, construction and the manufacturing and process industries, is expected to remain at the current high level.For further information please contact:
Mattias Olsson, Investor Relations Manager, 
Phone: +46 8 743 8291 or +46 70 518 8291 ir@se.atlascopco.com
Daniel Frykholm, Media Relations Manager, Corporate Communications, 
Phone: +46 8 743 8060 or +46 70 865 8060

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