Interim Report Axfood AB 1 January-30 June 2010

* Axfood's consolidated sales for the period April-June totalled SEK 8,583 m (8,216), an increase of 4.5%. * Retail sales for Group-owned stores rose 0.7% during the period. Like-for-like sales fell by 1.9%. * Operating profit for the period was SEK 279 m (269). * Profit after financial items for the period was SEK 270 m (258). * Profit after tax for the period was SEK 199 m (190), and earnings per share were SEK 3.79 (3.63). * Axfood Närlivs signed an agreement to acquire Reitan Servicehandel's cold storage distribution centre in Stockholm. Axfood will take over operations on 1 October 2010. * Axfood's goal for 2010 is to achieve an operating profit at least at the same level as in 2009. [HUG#1431952] Interim Report Axfood AB 1 January-30 June 2010: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. All reproduction for further distribution is prohibited. Source: Axfood AB via Thomson Reuters ONE