Leica Geosystems Holdings Ltd: Results of the Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting

Heerbrugg, 18 November 2005 – The shareholders of Leica Geosystems Holdings Ltd have approved all motions of the Board of Directors and have elected new members to the Board of Directors.

At the extraordinary shareholders’ meeting, the shareholders have taken note of the resignation of all current Board members and the shareholders present, including Hexagon AB, have granted discharge to all resigning members of the Board of Directors. Representatives of Hexagon AB have been elected as new members of the Board of Directors: Ola Rollén (CEO of Hexagon AB), Håkan Halén (CFO of Hexagon AB) and Urs Brügger (attorney and previous secretary of the Board of Directors). Moreover, Ernst & Young Ltd, Zurich, has been elected as new auditors of Leica Geosystems Holdings Ltd.

This was the last shareholders’ meeting of Leica Geosystems as publicly held company. Leica Geosystems is now part of the Hexagon Group and the new owner plans to get the remaining shares of Leica Geosystems Holdings Ltd cancelled and, at the same time, to apply for the delisting of the shares at the SWX.

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