AvW Invest AG

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Annual Reports
Strong Q1 to Q3 in 2006 for AvW INVEST AG

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 07.11.2006 Following the first three quarters of 2006, the financial group AvW INVEST AG has shown strong growth in the fields of financial services and equity investments. The operating result rose by 47 per cent to EUR 6.103 million, the profit before taxes by 28 per cent to EUR 6.099 million, and the profit after taxes (net profit for the period) by 22 per cent to EUR 4.365 million. In the first nine months of the current financial year, the earnings per share have increased by 22 per cent to EUR 1.45. The driving force within the various business segments is the financial services business, with earnings from derivatives transactions and asset management once more showing a particularly strong development by comparison with the same period in the previous year. In the investment business segment, some smaller holdings in industrial companies have been disposed of. Real estate business is proceeding according to plan. Acquisitions were primarily focused on the German and Austrian IT sector. The share in S&T (SNTS.VI) was increased to 20 per cent, and the share in Cancom (COKG.DE) to over 10 per cent. For the year as a whole, Wolfgang Auer von Welsbach, Chairman of the Board of Management of AvW INVEST AG, expects a similar trend. Net profits are projected to rise by 60%. Earnings per share should range between EUR 2.35 and EUR 2.40. |Key financial figures |Q1-Q3 2006|Q1-Q3 2005|Increase| |in EUR mill. | | | in% | |Operating income |8.415 |6.208 |31% | |Operating result |6.103 |4.159 |47% | |Profit before taxes(POA) |6.099 |4.771 |28% | |Net profit for the period|4.365 |3.585 |22% | |Balance sheet total |45.623 |32.155 |42% | |Equity capital |35.666 |27.820 |28% | |Earnings/share in EUR |1,45 |1,19 |22% | |Employees |216 |193 |12% | The financial statements of AvW are prepared in accordance with IAS and structured in conformity with the Austrian Banking Act. The full report for the first three quarters is available on our website at www.avw.eu. About AvW Invest AG: www.avw.eu AvW's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange on the ATX Prime Market(ISIN number: AT0000930409, Reuters: AVWI.VI, XETRA Vienna: AWS). The Austrian company, which is domiciled in Krumpendorf at Lake Wörthersee,specialises in the fields of financial services, equity investments and real estate. end of announcement euro adhoc 07.11.2006 08:08:10 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: AvW Invest AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: AvW INVEST AG Dr. Wolfgang Auer von Welsbach CEO Tel.: 04229/3621 mailto:info@avw.at AvW Invest AG Nicole Kahn Investor Relations Tel.: 04229/3621-25 mailto:n.kahn@avw.at Branche: Financial & Business Services ISIN: AT0000930409 WKN: 892661 Index: Prime.market Börsen: Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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