HEXAGON ABOVE THE 98 % THRESHOLD IN LEICA GEOSYSTEMS

According to preliminary calculations more than 98 per cent of all outstanding shares in Leica Geosystems AG have been tendered to Hexagon during the second offering period that lapsed yesterday. Hexagon will now start procedures to delist Leica Geosystems and is planning to call for the remaining shares outstanding. As from and including, October 26, 2005, the Hexagon Series B share will be quoted on the Zurich SWX Stock Exchange – secondary listing. For further information, please contact: Ola Rollén, CEO and President Hexagon AB Tel: 08 – 601 26 20 Håkan Halén, CFO Hexagon AB Tel: 08 – 601 26 20

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