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Investigation for revaluation of trading positions now complete – resulting in a total negative effect of SEK 227 million for Carnegie’s net profit. Carnegie reports the suspects to the police.

An investigation begun by Carnegie on 8 May 2007 shows that the trading
result has been overestimated during 2005-2007. This has resulted in the
need to revaluate certain trading positions, which negatively affects
Carnegie’s net profit by a total of SEK 227 million for the whole
period, of which SEK 101 million refers to 2007. The total amount
includes the estimated effect of SEK 128 million that was communicated
on 8 May 2007. Carnegie now reports the three individuals within the
Swedish trading operations to the police, all of whom are suspected of
fraudulent behaviour and overestimation of the result of the trading
department.

On 8 May, Carnegie’s management communicated that violations of the
prescribed valuation principles had occurred in the trading department,
and that the trading result for 2007 had been overestimated. The
investigation team that was formed has included external expertise and
has cooperated with the company’s auditors in reviewing historical
documentation and the applicable principles for valuation when
determining the results from the trading operations. The team has been
able to verify overestimation of the trading results during the period
2005 to 2007. Carnegie believes that there are grounds to suspect
fraudulent behaviour, and it will report three individuals who have been
working in the trading department to the police.

Carnegie’s Board of Directors and management have set the total
adjustment of the trading result at SEK 630 million for the period 2005
to 2007. The adjustment of the trading result brings a total change in
net profit (assuming 28 percent standard tax) amounting to SEK -227
million for the period 2005-2007. Of this sum, SEK 126 million refers to
2005-2006 and SEK 101 million refers to 2007. An adjustment of SEK 126
million will be made to the opening balance of total shareholders’
equity, and the remaining SEK 101 million will reduce the accumulated
net profit for the first half year 2007.

The capital adequacy ratio, calculated pro forma as of 31 March, 2007
will, after the revaluation, amount to 13.6 percent, which is above the
minimum level of 12 percent set by the Board, and above the legal
requirement of 8 percent. (See appendix for further information.)

The result of the team’s investigation regarding improvement of the
internal control environment and the risk management system will be
presented to relevant authorities.

For further information, please contact Stig Vilhelmson, CEO, +46 8 676 86 01.



Result adjustment (SEK million): 2005 2006 Q1(07) Q2(07) Total
Adjustment of the trading result -100 -250 -220 -60 -630
Effect on net profit
assuming 28% standard tax -36 -90 -79 -22 -227



SEK million/per share data in SEK 2005 2006 Q1(07)
Net profit, previously reported 667 1,013 211
Net profit, adjusted 631 923 132

Earnings per share, previously reported 9.98 14.66 2.95
Earnings per share, adjusted 9.44 13.36 1.84

Earnings per share, fully diluted, 9.94 14.54 2.95
previously reported
Earnings per share, fully diluted, adjusted 9.41 13.25 1.84

Shareholders’ equity, previously reported 1,721 2,168 2,668
Shareholders’ equity, adjusted 1,685 2,042 2,463

Return on equity, previously reported 49% 58% 54%
Return on equity, adjusted 47% 55% 49%


The quarterly distribution of the adjustments above will be presented at
www.carnegie.se/ir. Carnegie’s interim report for the first half year
2007 will be reviewed by the company’s auditors.


Carnegie is a leading independent investment bank with Nordic focus.
Carnegie provides value-added services in securities brokering,
investment banking, asset management, and private banking, as well as
pension advisory services to institutions, corporations and private
clients. Carnegie has approximately 1,100 employees in eight countries
and is listed on the Nordic Exchange.




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