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Adjusted earnings per share are the basic earnings per share from continuing operations excluding incidentals in operating income, amortization of intangible assets and tax on these adjustments.

Comprehensive income is the change in equity during a period resulting from transactions and other events other than those changes resulting from transactions with shareholders in their capacity as shareholders.

Constant currencies information excludes foreign currency translation effects assuming foreign currency exchange rates have not changed between the prior year period and the current period.

EBIT is operating income before incidentals.

EBIT margin is EBIT as percentage of revenue.

EBITDA is EBIT before depreciation and amortization and refers to EBITDA before incidentals.

EBITDA margin is EBITDA as percentage of revenue.

Emerging Europe: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Incidentals are special charges and benefits, results on acquisitions and divestments, restructuring and impairment charges, and charges related to major legal, anti-trust, and environmental cases. EBITDA and EBIT before incidentals are key figures we use to assess our performance, as these figures better reflect the underlying trends in the results of the activities.

Interest coverage is operating income divided by net interest on net debt. In 2010, we used the definition operating income divided by net financing expenses and included non-cash items such as interest on pensions and provisions. We have changed the definition starting 2011. The 2010 figure has been adjusted to align with the 2011 definition.

Invested capital is total assets (excluding cash and cash equivalents, investments in associates, assets held for sale) less current income tax payable, deferred tax liabilities and trade and other payables.

Mature markets comprise of Western Europe, the US, Canada, Japan and Oceania.

Moving average ROI is calculated as EBIT of the last twelve months divided by average invested capital.

Net debt is defined aslong-term borrowings plus short-term borrowings less cash and cash equivalents.

Operating income is defined in accordance with IFRS and includes the relevant incidental results.

Operating ROI is calculated as EBIT before amortization of the last twelve months divided by average invested capital excluding intangible assets.

Operating working capital is defined as the sum of inventories, trade receivables and trade payables in the Business Areas. When expressed as a ratio, operating working capital is measured against four times last quarter revenue.

Revenue consists of sales of goods, services, and royalty income.

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