GESCO AG

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GESCO´s third consecutive record year: Earnings per share of EUR 4.83, dividend proposal of EUR 1.50

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 24.05.2007 Wuppertal, 24 May 2007 - Based on the unaudited figures for financial year 2006/2007 ended on 31 March 2007, Prime Standard-listed holding company GESCO AG will exceed its forecast, which was last revised upwards in February 2007. At EUR 268 million, Group sales are around 14.4% up on the previous year´s figure of EUR 234 million. Group net income after minority interests for the year rose by 42.8% to EUR 13.3 million (previous year: EUR 9.3 million) representing earnings per share of EUR 4.83 (previous year: EUR 3.54). The capital increase implemented in March 2007 increased the number of shares to 3,023,000 (bearer shares); based on this complete number of shares, Group net income for the year equates to earnings per share of EUR 4.40. These figures make 2006/2007 the third consecutive record year for the GESCO Group. On the basis of the preliminary figures, the Executive Board assumes a proposed dividend of EUR 1.50 per share, which represents an increase of 20% compared with the previous year (EUR 1.25). The financial statements for the 2006/2007 financial year and the forecast for financial year 2007/2008 will be presented at the accounts press conference on 28 June 2007. end of announcement euro adhoc 24.05.2007 20:01:21 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: GESCO AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Oliver Vollbrecht Leiter Investor Relations T.: +49(0)202 24820 18 info@gesco.de Branche: Economy, Business & Finance ISIN: DE0005875900 WKN: 587590 Index: CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share Börsen: Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing/prime standard Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade

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