Previous year includes a negative effect of SEK 2.30 from the large Belgian tax provision
Record strong operating cash flow at MSEK 6 537 (5 355), including discontinued operations
Proposed dividend of SEK 6.80 (6.30) per share, paid in two installments
Mats Rahmström was appointed new President and CEO of Atlas Copco AB, effective April 27, 2017
Proposal for AGM 2018 to split the group in two parts, one industrial and one mining/civil engineering
Divestment of Road Construction Equipment division
Near-term demand outlook
The overall demand for the Group is expected to improve somewhat.
Previous near-term demand outlook (published October 20, 2016):The overall demand for the Group is expected to remain at current level.
This information is information that Atlas Copco AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the contact persons set out above, at 12.00 pm CET on January 27, 2017Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11)and about 45 000 employees.