Implications of the Intergraph acquisition

24 November 2010

On 6 July 2010, Hexagon AB entered into an agreement to acquire
the US-based software provider Intergraph Corporation for 2 125
MUSD on a cash and debt free basis. On 28 October 2010, all
approvals had been obtained and the acquisition was completed,
after which Intergraph is consolidated into Hexagon's accounts.

The integration of Intergraph and Hexagon proceeds according to
plan and previously communicated full-year estimates regarding
Intergraph and expected synergies remain the same.

Prior to the publication of the prospectus in connection with
Hexagon's rights issue and to facilitate the analysis of
Hexagon's 2010 year-end report and future development, certain
financial and accounting effects of the acquisition of Intergraph
are published.

Cash integration, transaction and refinancing costs will amount
to approximately 510 MSEK, of which approximately 380 MSEK will
be charged in the fourth quarter 2010. Remaining part,
approximately 130 MSEK relating to loans, will be capitalised and
amortised over the maturity of the loans, which is 5 years. The
majority of the approximately 510 MSEK will be paid during the
fourth quarter of 2010, while severance payments will be made
gradually during 2011.

In the fourth quarter 2010, Hexagon will also record non-cash,
non-recurring costs of approximately 670 MSEK. These items
affecting comparability are related to writedowns of overlapping
technologies in both Hexagon and Intergraph, as well as PPA
adjustments (Purchase Price Allocations), which primarily consist
of Hexagon being considered to have acquired the inventories of
Intergraph at market value and differences in revenue recognition
for prepaid income.

In the fourth quarter 2010, Hexagon will also record an
impairment charge of approximately 250 MSEK in relation to the
business area "Other operations". The impairment charge will not
have any cash impact.

MSEK Total Items affecting comparability Q4 2010  Amortised over 5 yrs
Cash costs 510 380 130
Non-cash costs 670 670 -
Other operations (non-cash) 250 250 -
Intergraph's assets and liabilities have been recorded at fair value according to applicable accounting rules when consolidated into the Hexagon Group. The difference between the purchase price and the fair value of net assets acquired has been recorded as goodwill. Following these fair value adjustments, Intergraph's pro forma income statement will be:
MSEK Q1 – Q3 2010 FY 2009
Net sales 4 575 5 890
EBITDA 1 097 1 372
EBIT 929 1 101

Based on the average exchange rate for the respective period.
Full pro forma financial statements will be presented in the
rights issue prospectus.

For further information please contact:

Sara Kraft Westrell, Corporate Communications Director, Hexagon
AB, +46 8 601 26 23
Mattias Stenberg, IR Manager, Hexagon AB, +46 8 601 26 27

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Securities Market Act and /or the Financial Instruments Trading
Act. The information was submitted for publication on 24 November
2010 at 08:00 CET.

Hexagon AB is a leading, global provider of 3D solutions to design,
measure and position objects, and to process and present data.
Hexagon's solutions enable customers to increase productivity,
enhance quality and make better, faster operational decisions.
Hexagon has about 11,000 employees in more than 42 countries and
net sales of approximately 20,000 MSEK.

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