AvW Invest AG

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AvW Invest AG reports record result

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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).

@@start.t2@@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@@

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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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