*Operating profit excluding items affecting comparability for the first half-year of 2016 increased by SEK 232 million to SEK 1 063 million as a result of higher profits in paper. *Compared with the first quarter, operating profit for the second quarter decreased by SEK 97 million to SEK 483 million as a result of running in the rebuilt board machine, seasonally lower hydro power production and earnings from timber trading returning to normal levels. *Profit after tax for January–June amounted to SEK 587 million (620), which corresponds to earnings per share of SEK 7.0 (7.4). Excluding items affecting comparability, profit after tax amounted to SEK 815 million (620) and earnings per share to SEK 9.7 (7.4). *Sale of the newsprint mill in Madrid was completed in the second quarter. The sale represents a decisive step towards concentrating the paper business into magazine paper and speciality products. The rebuilt board machine in Workington reached full capacity towards the end of the quarter, while a further stage in the expansion of pulp production at Iggesund Mill was completed. At mid-year, forest and hydro power accounted for two thirds of the Group’s operating capital.
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