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CapMan Plc’s EPS for 2007 approximately EUR 0.23 according to preliminary figures


CapMan Plc Stock Exchange Release 16 January 2008 4.00 p.m.

CapMan Plc’s earnings per share (EPS) for the year 2007 is expected to be approximately EUR 0.23. EPS for the year 2006 was EUR 0.15 and consequently the Group’s profit before taxes for 2007 will clearly exceed that of 2006 as guided earlier.
CapMan Plc’s EPS for the period of January – September 2007 was EUR 0.25. According to the preliminary figures CapMan Plc’s profit for the last quarter of 2007 will be negative as a result of fair value changes of fund investments. The changes relate to certain individual investments and to funds’ costs. As a whole the fair value of fund investments has developed favourably in 2007 and the return on fund investments will exceed their targeted annual return level of 15 per cent.
The preliminary figures announced are un-audited. CapMan Plc will publish its financial statements bulletin for the year 2007 on Wednesday 31 January 2008.
For more information, please contact:
Heikki Westerlund, CEO, CapMan Plc, tel. +358 207 207 504 or +358 500 559 6580
Mari Reponen
Communications Director
Investor Services
Helsinki Stock Exchange
Principal media
CapMan is one of the leading alternative asset managers in the Nordic countries and manages Nordic funds with approximately EUR 3 billion in total capital. CapMan has four investment areas (CapMan Buyout, CapMan Technology, CapMan Life Science and CapMan Real Estate), and each of them has a dedicated team. Altogether CapMan employs around 100 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. CapMan was established in 1989 and its B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.