Atlas Copco Report on Q4 and full-year 2005 summary

(unaudited) Record fourth quarter ends record year

• Decision to explore a divestment of the Rental Service business. • Orders received up 29%, +11% in volume. • Revenues reached MSEK 15 033 (11 592), up 12% in volume. • Operating profit margin increased to 19.7% (15.4). Operating profit was MSEK 2 955 (1 784), supported by MSEK 600 in positive currency effects compared to previous year. • Profit after financial items increased 61% to MSEK 2 896 (1 798), including changes in accounting for share based payments. • Net profit was MSEK 2 182 (1 292), including a gain on discontinued operations of MSEK 217. Earnings per share were SEK 3.46 (2.05). • Operating cash flow totaled MSEK 878 (1 274). • The Board proposes 42% increase in the dividend to SEK 4.25 per share and a share buy-back program. For further information Atlas Copco AB SE-105 23 Stockholm, Sweden Phone: +46 8 743 8000, Fax: +46 8 644 9045 Internet: www.atlascopco.com Corp. id. no: 556014-2720 Analysts Mattias Olsson, Investor Relations Manager, Phone: +46 8 743 8291 or +46 70 518 8291 ir@se.atlascopco.com Media Annika Berglund, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Phone: +46 8 743 8070 or +46 70 322 8070

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