Year-end report: January-December 2005

Continued improvement in earnings

October-December 2005 • Total revenue amounted to SEK 748 m (736). • Net profit amounted to SEK 41 m (36). • Earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.51 (0.45). • Earnings after financial items amounted to SEK 63 m (62). Full-year 2005 • Total revenue amounted to SEK 2,376 m (2,364). • Net profit amounted to SEK 622 m (31). • Earnings per share amounted to SEK 7.81 (0.39). • Earnings after financial items amounted to SEK 654 m (56). • Excluding capital gains, earnings amounted to SEK 83 m (56). Proposal to Annual General Meeting • One-time dividend of SEK 2.00 per share. • Repurchase of not more than 10% of own shares. Forecast for full-year 2006 • IBS has initiated an accelerated action program for growth in selected industry segments and gradually improved profitability. For the full-year 2006, IBS foresees a profit margin of about 5% after financial items. Magnus Wastenson, CEO of IBS, comments on the full-year 2005: “During 2005, we continued to improve our operating profit, which was partly attributable to earnings improvements within Swedish operations. The sale of IBS Public Services, which generated a capital gain of SEK 571 m, has provided the Group with a strong financial position, which gives the Board of Directors considerable room for manoeuvre.” Questions regarding this report will be answered by: CEO Magnus Wastenson tel. +46 (0)70 627 2515, CFO Per-Arne Sendrén tel. +46 (0)70 627 2360, Director Corporate Communications John Womack tel. +46 (0)70 678 2499,

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