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EANS-News: Results third quarter 2012 and first three quarters 2012: ANDRITZ GROUP with solid business development

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Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz, November 6, 2012.  International technology Group
ANDRITZ showed solid business development during the third quarter of 2012 and
the first three quarters of 2012:

- In the third quarter of 2012, sales amounted to 1,265.5 MEUR, which is an
  increase of 7.9% compared to last year's reference figure (Q3 2011: 
  1,173.1 MEUR). With the exception of the SEPARATION business area, all 
  business areas noted increases in sales. In the first three quarters of 
  2012, sales, at 3,703.3 MEUR, rose by 16.3% compared to the previous 
  year's reference period (Q1-Q3 2011: 3,184.2 MEUR).

- The order intake saw a very satisfactory development in the third quarter
  of 2012. At 1,238.8 MEUR, it was only slightly below the high level of 
  last year's reference period (Q3 2011: 1,254.1 MEUR), which included a 
  large order in the amount of approximately 330 MEUR in the HYDRO business
  area. In the first three quarters of 2012, order intake amounted to 
  3,793.2 MEUR and was thus 22.6% below the extraordinarily high level of 
  the previous year's reference period (Q1-Q3 2011: 4,898.6 MEUR), which 
  included two large orders in the PULP & PAPER business area amounting to 
  around 1,100 MEUR in addition to the large order mentioned above (HYDRO: 
  330 MEUR).

- The order backlog as of September 30, 2012 amounted to 6,929.8 MEUR 
  (+3.7% vs. December 31, 2011: 6,683.1 MEUR).

- EBITA amounted to 86.5 MEUR in the third quarter of 2012 and thus almost 
  reached the previous year's reference figure (-3.7 % vs. Q3 2011: 89.8 
  MEUR). The EBITA margin declined to 6.8% (Q3 2011: 7.7%). This decline is 
  mainly attributable to the PULP & PAPER business area (execution of large
  orders) and the SEPARATION business area (cost overruns at some projects 
  and investments in the expansion of business activities in the emerging 
  markets). The EBITA in the first three quarters of 2012, at 242.1 MEUR,
  increased by 9.3% compared to the reference period of the previous year 
  (Q1-Q3 2011: 221.4 MEUR). The EBITA margin amounted to 6.5% (Q1-Q3 2011: 
  7.0%).

- Net income (excluding non-controlling interests) increased to 167.2 MEUR
  during the first three quarters of 2012 (+11.1% vs. Q1-Q3 2011: 150.5 
  MEUR).

- The net worth position and capital structure as of September 30, 2012 
  remained solid. The total assets increased to 5,103.7 MEUR (December 31,
  2011: 4,566.6 MEUR). This increase is attributable primarily to the
  successful issue of a corporate bond with a volume of 350 MEUR (tenor: 
  seven years). Thus, the equity ratio declined to 19.4% (December 31, 
  2011: 20.6%). The net liquidity amounted to 1,286.4 MEUR (December 31,
  2011: 1,400.6 MEUR).

Commenting on the outlook for the 2012 business year, President and CEO Wolfgang
Leitner says: "Although there is perceptible caution in investment activity in
the industries served by ANDRITZ due to the very difficult overall economic
environment, the overall project activity is satisfactory. However, the
visibility of upcoming projects and the award of orders have shortened
significantly, particularly for large-scale investments."

For the fully year of 2012, the ANDRITZ GROUP expects an increase in sales to
approximately 5 billion EUR. The net income is also expected to rise compared to
last year. However, if the global economy should deteriorate further in the
coming months, this may have a negative impact on the Group's earnings.

- End -

Key financial figures of the ANDRITZ GROUP


Acc. to IFRS; MEUR   Q1-Q3 2012  Q1-Q3 2011    +/-  Q3 2012 Q3 2011     +/-
Sales                3,703.3     3,184.2    +16.3%  1,265.5 1,173.1   +7.9%
 HYDRO               1,245.7     1,223.0     +1.9%    438.7   417.9   +5.0%
 PULP & PAPER*       1,724.8     1,293.9    +33.3%    561.1   499.7  +12.3%
 SEPARATION*           304.7       296.4     +2.8%    104.2   117.3  -11.2%
 METALS                294.4       263.4    +11.8%    117.7   101.3  +16.2%
 FEED & BIOFUEL        133.8       107.5    +24.5%     43.9    36.9  +19.0%

Order intake         3,793.2     4,898.6    -22.6%  1,238.8 1,254.1   -1.2%
 HYDRO               1,504.6     1,812.7    -17.0%    391.4   715.6  -45.3% 
 PULP & PAPER*       1,523.3     2,372.1    -35.8%    542.1   318.4  +70.3%
 SEPARATION*           365.9       352.0     +3.9%    106.5   115.0   -7.4%
 METALS                270.8       253.8     +6.7%    159.5    70.7 +125.6%
 FEED & BIOFUEL        128.6       107.9    +19.2%     39.3    34.3  +14.6%

Order backlog (as
(of end of period)   6,929.8     7,325.0     -5.4%  6,929.8 7,325.0   -5.4%

EBITDA                 286.1       261.3     +9.5%    101.4   104.3   -2.8%
EBITDA margin           7.7%        8.2%       -       8.0%    8.9%     -

EBITA                  242.1       221.4     +9.3%     86.5    89.8   -3.7%
EBITA margin            6.5%        7.0%       -       6.8%    7.7%     -

Earnings Before
Interest and 
Taxes (EBIT)           224.0       207.9      +7.7%    80.9    84.8   -4.6%

Financial result         7.0         7.2      -2.8%     0.3     3.2  -90.6%

Earnings Before
Taxes (EBT)            231.0       215.1     +7.4%     81.2    88.0   -7.7%

Net income (excl.
non-controlling
interests)             167.2       150.5    +11.1%     58.5    62.0   -5.6%

Cash flow 
from operating 
activities             219.2       339.9    -35.5%     99.8   133.1  -25.0%

Investments in 
fixed tangible 
and intangible 
assets                  52.3        41.7    +25.4%     17.8    18.2   -2.2%

Employees (as of
(end of period)       17,686      16,692     +6.0%   17,686  16,692   +6.0%

* At the beginning of 2012, there was a minor product shift from the SEPARATION
to the PULP & PAPER business area. Comparison figures for 2011 have been
adjusted accordingly in both business areas.

Due to the utilization of automatic calculation programs, differences can arise
in the addition of rounded totals and percentages.

The ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants,
equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry,
solid-liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel
industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition,
ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation,
pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass
boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants,
plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and
torrefaction plants. The publicly listed company is headquartered in Graz,
Austria, has a staff of approximately 17,700 employees, and operates over 180
production sites as well as service, and sales companies all around the world.

Annual and financial reports
Annual reports and financial reports of the ANDRITZ GROUP are available at
www.andritz.com as online and pdf versions. Printed copies can be requested at
investors@andritz.com.

Disclaimer
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute "forward-looking
statements." These statements, which contain the words "believe", "intend",
"expect", and words of a similar meaning, reflect the Executive Board's beliefs
and expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause
actual results to differ materially. As a result, readers are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The company disclaims
any obligation to publicly announce the result of any revisions to the
forward-looking statements made herein, except where it would be required to do
so under applicable law.


Further inquiry note:
Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465
mailto:michael.buchbauer@andritz.com

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company:     Andritz AG
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