Hexagon's bid for Leica Geosystems remains

27 July 2005

Hexagon's Board of Directors has decided that the company's public offer for all publicly held shares in Leica Geosystems Holdings AG is to remain unchanged, despite the competing bid for Leica Geosystems, made by the U.S. based company Danaher Corporation.

The board reserves its right to change its position once the prospectus made by Danaher is published.

Hexagon will continuously evaluate the new situation and its development during the offer period.

For further information, please contact:

Ola Rollén, President & CEO
Hexagon AB
Tel: +46 8 601 26 20

Håkan Halén, CFO
Hexagon AB
Tel: +46 8 601 26 20

Hexagon AB (publ)
P.O. Box 1112
SE-131 26 Nacka Strand
Tel: +46 8 601 26 20
Fax: +46 8 601 26 21
e-mail: postmaster@hexagon.se

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