Year End Report, 1 January - 31 December 2006

Excellent fourth quarter with further improvements in earnings and order intake
• Order intake increased to 3 588 MSEK (3 152). Organic growth in order intake was 17 per cent.
• Net sales increased to 3 561 MSEK (3 265). Organic growth in net sales was 12 per cent.
• Earnings before taxes increased to 500 MSEK (-127).
• Earnings after taxes increased to 418 MSEK (-110).
• Earnings per share, before dilution, increased to 4.71 SEK (-1.51).

Hexagon’s best year ever
• Order intake increased to 13 720 MSEK (9 749). Organic growth in order intake was 14 per cent.
• Net sales increased to 13 469 MSEK (9 637). Organic growth in net sales was 12 per cent.
• Earnings before taxes and non-recurring items1) increased by 105 per cent to 1 605 MSEK (784). Including these items, earnings before tax were 1 618 MSEK (705).
• Earnings before taxes increased by 130 per cent to 1 618 MSEK (705).
• Earnings after taxes increased by 107 per cent to 1 280 MSEK (618).
• Earnings per share, before dilution, increased by 60 per cent to 15.03 SEK (9.42).

Dividend and split
• The Board of Directors proposes a dividend increase of 60 per cent to 5.00 SEK (3.00) per share and a split 3:1 of the Hexagon share.

Forecast 2007
• Earnings for 2007 will exceed earnings in 2006 with minimum 15 per cent per share.

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Hexagon is a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has more than 15,000 employees in 46 countries and net sales of approximately 2.6bn EUR. Learn more at www.hexagon.com.

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