Elekta AB Report on Operations in the Year Ended April 30, 2004

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 15, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Highlights of the Elekta AB report on operations in the year ended April 30, 2004:

- Profit after taxes increased to SEK 248 M (234). Earnings per share before dilution in-creased to SEK 7.63 (7.29) and after dilution to SEK 7.63 (7.14).

- Operating profit amounted to SEK 306 M (323) and the operating margin was 11 percent (12).

- Cash flow after investments rose sharply to SEK 363 M (288).

- Order bookings rose 2 percent to SEK 3,262 M (3,186). At fixed exchange rates, order bookings increased 12 percent. Order bookings in the fourth quarter were SEK 1,119 M (974), up 15 percent.

- The order backlog at April 30, 2004 amounted to SEK 2,728 M (2,411), a record high level.

- Net sales rose 4 percent to SEK 2,900 M (2,781). At fixed exchange rates, net sales in-creased 14 percent.

- The Board proposes that the Annual General Meeting provides authorization for buy-back of shares in Elekta AB corresponding to a maximum of 10 percent of the total number of shares outstanding.

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For additional information, contact:

Peter Ejemyr, Group VP Corporate Communications, Elekta AB (publ) Tel. +46-8-587 254 00 or +46-733-611 000

Further information on Elekta is available at: (www.elekta.com).

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