Interim Report January - September 2008

· Order intake increased by 8 ¹) per cent to 3 209 MSEK (2 920).

· Net sales increased by 12 ¹) per cent to 3 070 MSEK (2 768).

· Operating earnings, excluding Hexpol ²), increased by 15 per cent to 543 MSEK (474). Earnings were adversely affected by exchange rate movements of -34 MSEK.

· Earnings before taxes, excluding Hexpol ²), increased by 9 per cent to 467 MSEK (427). Earnings were adversely affected by exchange rate movements of -36 MSEK.

· Net earnings, excluding Hexpol ²), increased by 9 per cent to 418 MSEK (385).

· Earnings per share, before dilution and excluding Hexpol ²), increased by 8 per cent to 1.56 SEK (1.44).



¹) Adjusted to fixed exchange rates and a comparable group structure (organic growth).

²) Hexpol was listed as a separate company on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange and was de-consolidated from Hexagon as of 1 June 2008.



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