ElringKlinger AG

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ElringKlinger once again increases sales revenues and earnings in 2005

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29.03.2006

> Consolidated net income up 15%  > EBIT increases by 7%  > EUR 1.00
per share dividend proposal > Order backlog 9% above the prior year
Dettingen/Erms, March 29, 2006 --- The ElringKlinger Group increased
sales revenues and earnings once again in the 2005 financial year.
Group sales revenues increased by 3.3% to EUR 474.6 (459.5) million.
All of the Group’s segments contributed to the rise in sales
revenues. Once again, the company profited from the ongoing trend
toward diesel engines and from increasingly stricter vehicle
emissions legislation worldwide. Sales revenues in the Original
Equipment segment increased by 1.3% to EUR 329.9 (325.8) million.
Sales revenues in the Aftermarket segment increased by 5.4 % to EUR
81.2 (77.1) million. ElringKlinger generated considerable growth in
Asia, where sales revenues increased by 14.9% to EUR 42.4 (36.9)
million; the company continues to see considerable growth potential
in this region. Sales revenues in the Engineered Plastics segment,
which primarily designs and manufactures products from the
high-performance plastic PTFE, increased by 13.1% to EUR 53.2 (47.0)
million  Further increase in raw materials and energy prices created
a burden in 2005. The Group's cost of sales increased by 4.3% to EUR
318.0 (305.0) million. Despite the changes in market interest rates
which required an additional increase in pension provisions by EUR
3.5 million, operating earnings still increased by 3.7% to EUR 75.0
(72.3) million. The ElringKlinger Group is currently considering the
implementation of a CTA (contractual trust agreement) model as a
means of outsourcing its pension obligations. EBIT (earnings before
interest and taxes, including currency translation) outpaced the
growth in sales revenues with an increase of 7.3% to EUR 77.2
million, following EUR 71.9 million in the prior year. The EBIT
margin amounted to 16.3% following 15.7% in the prior year. Earnings
before taxes increased by EUR 5.7 million to EUR 70.9 (65.2) million,
an increase of 8.8% over the prior year.      Consolidated net income
increased by 15.3% from EUR 40.4 million in the prior year to EUR
46.6 million. Consolidated net income after minority interests at
ElringKlinger increased by 17.6% to reach EUR 42.4 (36.0) million.
Earnings per share according to IFRS increased by 17.6 % to EUR 2.21
(1.88) million. Based on consolidated net income, earnings per share
amounted to EUR 2.43 (2.10).    The high net cash from operating
activities enabled the Group to finance its growth targets internally
and to offer shareholders an attractive dividend. The Management
Board and Supervisory Board will propose a dividend of EUR 1.00
(0.88) per share for the 2005 financial year, which corresponds to a
total dividend payout of EUR 19.2 (16.8) million.    The order backlog
in the Original Equipment segment at year-end 2005 amounted to EUR
177.7 (162.8) million, which is 9.2% above the prior year. The
Group’s order intake increased by 6.1% to EUR 495.4 (466.8) million.
Up to now, order intake in 2006 has developed positively. In the
first two months of the current year, order intake exceeded the prior
year’s level by more than 10%. Against the background of the current
market situation, ElringKlinger expects to increase its organic Group
sales revenues by 5 to 7%. Consolidated net income is expected to
grow by 10 to 12%.    On March 28th, 2006 on the occasion of the
Supervisory Board Meeting the former Spokesman of the Management
Board Dr. Stefan Wolf has been appointed as Chairman of the
Management Board of ElringKlinger AG effective immediately.  ________
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ots Originaltext: ElringKlinger AG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.de

Further inquiry note:
Stephan Haas
Investor Relations Manager
Telefon: +49(0)7123 724-137
E-Mail: stephan.haas@elringklinger.de

Branche: Automotive Equipment
ISIN:      DE0007856023
WKN:        785602
Index:    SDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / official dealing



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