RESULT AS PER JUNE 30, 1999, Published 17/08/1999 16:21:00

The Schibsted consolidated accounts for the period January 1 to June 30 were approved at the Schibsted Board Meeting August 17, 1999.

The Group’s revenues for the 1st half were NOK 3,635 million (NOK 3.025 million), an increase of 20%. This increase is mainly a result of new subsidiaries which were not included in the 1st half of 1998. Operating profit was NOK 81 million (NOK 323 million), and the net profit was NOK 37 million (NOK 218 million).

Key figures for year-to-date 1999 and corresponding figures for 1998 are:

(MILL.KR.) 30.6.99 30.6.98
Total revenues 3.635 3.025
Operating profit 81 323
Net financial items (10) 19
Pre-tax profit 71 341
Net profit/loss 37 218

EPS (NOK) 0,49 3,10
CFPS (NOK) 4,56 5,91

Schibsted expects the operating profit for the 2nd half of 1999 to be in line with the 1st. half. This must be seen in light of traditionally a seasonally weak 3rd quarter.

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