|* Q4 2004 and Q1 2005 IBT includes consolidation of BMC and Net Income includes deduction of minority interest in BMC1|
** Q4 2004 Net Income includes a negative effect of a valuation allowance on deferred tax assets of Euro 45 million
1. On June 30 2004, Sony Ericsson announced it had increased its equity stake in a Chinese factory, Beijing Ericsson Putian Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. (BMC) to 51%, taking over majority ownership of the facility from Ericsson. BMC operations have been fully consolidated into Sony Ericsson from the second quarter 2004 which had a positive effect on the company results. The name of the factory has been changed to Beijing SE Putian Mobile Communications Co. Ltd (BMC).
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