AvW Invest AG

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AvW Invest AG reports record result

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14.03.2007 -Consolidated profit before taxes surpasses ten million mark for the first time -Growth path of previous years continued -Strong growth anticipated for 2007 The Austrian finance group AvW Invest AG once again posted a record result in 2006. Profit before taxes (result on ordinary activities) rose by 76.08 per cent to EUR 10,461 million (2005: EUR 5,941 million), the net profit for the period went up by 76.35 per cent to EUR 7,869 million (2005: EUR 4,462 million), and the balance sheet profit increased by 95.33 per cent to EUR 14,269 million (2005: EUR 7,305 million). At the same time, the balance sheet total rose by 61.13 per cent and reached a new record high of EUR 51,574 million (2005: EUR 32,008 million). Earnings per share went up by 76.35 per cent to EUR 2.61 (2005: EUR 1.48). EUR million 2006 2005 Change in % Operating income 12,993 8,460 53.58% Operating expenses 3,110 2,899 7.27% Operating result 9,745 5,501 77.15% Profit before taxes (POA) 10,461 5,941 76.08% Net profit for the period 7,869 4,462 76.35% Balance sheet profit 14,269 7,305 95.33% Balance sheet total 51,574 32,008 61.13% Equity capital 44,292 28,053 57.89% Equity ratio 85.87% 87.64% Earnings per share in EUR 2.61 1.48 76.35% Dividend in EUR 0.80 0.30 167% Employees 239 204 17.15 D & B credit rating 1AA1 1AA1 According to Wolfgang Auer von Welsbach, Chairman of the AvW Management Board, "this represents the best result ever achieved in the entire history of AvW Invest AG". The reason for this record performance is the highly positive trend in the financial services and investment business segments, which partially even exceeded the company’s own expectations. The derivatives and asset management segments, in particular, attained exceptionally high profits. The book profits attributable to equity participations increased by EUR 9 million to over EUR 15 million (2005: EUR 6.2 million). For the current financial year, Mr. Auer von Welsbach anticipates this strong growth trend to continue. "We intend to further expand our financial services and investment activities, step up our international presence and continue to increase our profits." Further details will be announced at today’s balance sheet press conference. 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 14.03.2007 08:11:23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: AvW Invest AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: AvW INVEST AG Nicole Kahn Investor Relations Tel.: 04229/3621-25 mailto:n.kahn@avw.eu 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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