·     Operating profit for January-March amounted to SEK 944 million (January-March 2023: 1 737), which corre-sponds to an operating margin of 17 per cent. The decrease in operating profit is due to lower paper prices and the positive impact of income from the sale of surplus electricity the previous year.

·     Compared with the fourth quarter, operating profit increased by SEK 230 million. The increase is mainly due to a major maintenance shutdown, which had a negative impact off SEK 180 million in the previous quarter.

·     Profit after tax for January-March amounted to SEK 744 million (1 371), which corresponds to earnings per share of SEK 4.7 (8.5).

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