WINCOR NIXDORF Aktiengesellschaft

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Annual Reports / Wincor Nixdorf raises forecast for its current 2004/2005 fiscal year

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24.01.2005

Paderborn, 25 January 2005. Wincor Nixdorf AG (ISIN: DE000A0CAYB2) increased net sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2004/2005 by 16.8 percent to EUR455.1 million (previous year: EUR389.8 million). The significant increase in first-quarter sales is based on a very positive business development for the Group in general and strong growth in the retail business in particular. The retail growth is, among other factors, the result of extraordinary effects and will not continue in this form over the entire business year. Operating profit (EBITA) before amortization of product know-how increased in the first three months of the fiscal year by 24.1 percent to EUR34.5 million (previous year: EUR27.8 million). Given these developments, the Board of Directors is raising its original forecast for sales from 7 percent to 10 percent and for operating profits from 8 percent to 12 percent.

For a full version of the interim report for the first quarter of fiscal year 2004/2005 see www.wincor-nixdorf.com

This document contains forward-looking statements that are based on current estimates and assumptions made by the management of Wincor Nixdorf AG to the best of its knowledge. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, the non-occurrence or occurrence of which could cause the actual results - including the financial condition and profitability of Wincor Nixdorf - to differ materially from or be more negative than those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. This also applies to the forward-looking estimates and forecasts derived from third-party studies. Consequently, neither the Company nor its management can give any assurance regarding the future accuracy of the opinions set forth in this document or the actual occurrence of the predicted developments.

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Further inquiry note: Andreas Bruck Tel.: +49 (0)49 5251 693 5200 E-Mail: andreas.bruck@wincor-nixcorf.com

Branche: Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:      DE000A0CAYB2
WKN:        A0CAYB
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