Final annual accounts 2002 show an unchanged operating profit. Profit before taxes is reduced by NOK 13 million and net income by NOK 10 million compared to the preliminary annual result presented on February 13th 2003. Final annual accounts 2002 are adjusted due to a loss in connection with the bankruptcy of Sponsor Service ASA.
The profit before taxes for 2002 amounts to NOK 316 million, net income NOK 188 million and earnings per share NOK 2.74.
Oslo, 27 March 2003
Elisabeth Blom Tindlund
Investor Relations Officer