Annual Report 2005

20 April 2006

Hexagon’s acquisition of Leica Geosystems consolidated its status
as the world-leading provider of multidimensional metrology.

The Hexagon Automation business area and SwePart Verktyg were divested, as a natural element of Hexagon’s strategy of focusing operations on metrology and polymers.

Net sales increased by 17 per cent to MSEK 9,637 (8,256).

Operating earnings excluding capital gains and other non-recurring items increased by 35 per cent to MSEK 923 (686).

Earnings per share rose 38 per cent to SEK 10.27 (7.44).

The share price increased by 124 per cent, and was SEK 237 (106) at year-end.

The Hexagon share was successfully listed on SWX Swiss Exchange.

The Board of Directors is proposing increased dividends of SEK 3.00 (2.00) per share.

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