Annual report 2005 /Global/Photos-General-Library/park_524x224.jpg The Annual Report 2005 is available as a pdf and printed copies for order. View digital report Annual report 2005 web version Download PDF Download Annual Report 2005 Order physical copies Send an e-mail to our corporate communications department Extract from the CEO statement Great potential through continuous improvements On 1 December 2005 I took on the position of President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. During my first few months I have concentrated on visiting as many Group companies as possible. My first assessment is that the Group has great potential for the future, with experienced staff and a good position in the market. Johan Molin, President and CEO Key figures & events Sales increased to SEK 27,802 M (25,526), with 5 percent organic growth. Operating income (EBIT) amounted to SEK 4,078 M (3,683), an increase of 11 percent. Earnings per share after tax and dilution amounted to SEK 6.97 (6.33), an increase of 10 percent. Operating cash flow increased to SEK 3,702 M (3,439). Johan Molin was appointed as the new President and CEO on 1 December 2005.