AXIS AB: Year-end report 2005

Sharp growth for video resulted in more than doubled earnings

• Net sales during the year totaled SEK 895 M (691). • Operating profit for the year amounted to SEK 128 M (51). • Profit before tax for the year was SEK 128 M (50). • Profit after tax for the year amounted to SEK 91 M (31). • Earnings per share after tax for the year amounted to SEK 1.32 (0.44). • Board proposes a dividend of SEK 1,00 (0,50) per share of which SEK 0,50 extraordinary dividend. "From Axis' viewpoint, 2005 was a strong year, with the entire Group reporting 29-percent growth and more than doubled earnings. A strategy focused on video combined with a well-developed product portfolio and an increased acceptance of digital solutions during the year constitutes the three factors that contributed to the healthy earnings." Ray Mauritsson, CEO The full report including tables can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.axis.com/corporate/investor/financial_reports.htm For more information, please contact: Margareta Lantz, Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Axis Communications Telephone: + 46 (0) 46-272 18 00 or e-mail: margareta.lantz@axis.com

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Axis is an IT company offering network video solutions for professional installations. The company is the global market leader in network video, driving the ongoing shift from analog to digital video surveillance. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms. Axis is a Sweden-based company, operating worldwide with offices in more than 20 countries and cooperating with partners in more than 70 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic, under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website at www.axis.com

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