Year-End Report January – December 2012

Fourth Quarter 2012

  • Net sales increased by 6 per cent to 629.0 MEUR (591.6)
  • Using fixed exchange rates and a comparable group structure, net sales increased by 4 per cent
  • Operating earnings (EBIT1) amounted to 135.3 MEUR (121.8)
  • Earnings before taxes amounted to 124.8 MEUR (106.9)
  • Net earnings increased by 19 per cent to 101.1 MEUR (85.1)
  • Earnings per share increased by 17 per cent to 0.28 EUR (0.24)
  • Operating cash flow increased by 66 per cent to 116.9 MEUR (70.6)
  • The Board of Directors proposes an increase in dividend of 65 per cent to 0.28 EUR per share (0.17)

The year-end report 2012 will be presented today at 10:00 CET at a telephone conference. For participation, please see instructions on the Hexagon website.

For further information please contact:
Mattias Stenberg, Vice President, Strategy and Communications, Hexagon AB,
+46 8 601 26 27, ir@hexagon.com

Kristin Christensen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Hexagon,
+1 404 554 0972, media@hexagon.com

Hexagon (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: HEXA B) is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies. Our customers can design, measure and position objects, and process and present data, to stay one step ahead of a changing world. Hexagon’s solutions increase productivity, enhance quality and allow for faster, better operational decisions, saving time, money and resources. Hexagon has over 13 000 employees in more than 40 countries and net sales of about 2 400 MEUR. Our products are used in a broad range of industries including surveying, power and energy, aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction and manufacturing. Learn more at www.hexagon.com.

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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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