HiQ – specialisation and efficiency result in 45% growth and 19.6% operating margin • Net sales increase to SEK 514.2 (354.9) million, an increase of 45 percent • Operating profit (EBIT) increases to SEK 100.9 (39.9) million, corresponding to an operating margin of 19.6 (11.2) percent • Pre-tax profit increases to SEK 101.7 (41.4) million • Profit after tax increases to SEK 73.4 (29.6) million • Earnings per share increase to SEK 1.49 (0.63) • In February HiQ announced a new order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the development of simulators for training fighter pilots for the JAS 39A Gripen. The order amounts to SEK 21.1 million • In March HiQ announced cooperation with GTECH Corporation in respect of the development of a new gaming platform for Veikkaus in Finland. The order is worth around SEK 160 million over three years • In May HiQ announced a new development order from Land Systems Hägglunds in respect of simulation equipment for combat vehicles • In August HiQ announced an order from Siemens for total project management in the technical implementation of telephony services • The AGM approved a dividend of SEK 1.30 per share, totalling around SEK 64 million, which was paid out in May • As decided by the AGM, an election committee has been formed consisting of Jan Andersson, Thomas Ehlin, Ken Gerhardsen, Anders Ljungh and Peter Rönström 2005 in brief The market for IT consulting services is currently characterised by good demand and HiQ is continuing to grow with good profitability. A company like HiQ, with a stable organisation, a strong driving force and good delivery capacity, is able to deliver very strong results even in the third quarter despite that it is generally regarded seasonally weaker. In the first nine months of the year HiQ demonstrated growth of 45 percent combined with an operating margin of 19.6 percent. HiQ’s liquid assets at the end of the period amount to SEK 101.4 million. HiQ has a clear position and our specialised offering is in demand from our clients. We work in technology intensive sectors together with demanding clients. This combined with a cost-effective organisation and a high level of quality awareness makes us a profitable quality supplier of advanced IT services. In 2005 demand has been very good in all subsidiaries with strong growth and good margins. Sectors such as finance, the automotive industry, gaming & entertainment and telecoms are important growth sectors for HiQ, which is continuing to demonstrate good development. Today we have a significant presence in many business sectors, a result of the fact that the market demands our specialised offering within communication, systems development and simulation. HiQ has top-level expertise and ten years’ experience of developing advanced interactive gaming platforms for lotteries in a number of countries, and thus holds a unique position within the gaming & entertainment sector. The cooperation agreement with the US corporation GTECH, towards the Finnish lottery company Veikkaus, further strengthens HiQ’s offering within gaming & entertainment and creates new opportunities in a growing and exciting industry. For further information, please contact: Lars Stugemo, President and CEO, tel. +46 (0)8-588 90 000 Annika Billberg, Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Manager, tel. +46 (0)8-588 90 015, +46 (0)704 -200 103

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