voestalpine AG

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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / voestalpine 1st quarter 2006/07 - Financial year begins with record quarter

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11.08.2006

After having had a successful 2005/06 business year, the voestalpine Group has continued its undiminished positive performance during the first three months of the 2006/07 business year, which were characterized by strong demand in every essential sector of the market. Against this backdrop, as compared with the last three months of the previous business year, the voestalpine Group posted another increase in both sales revenue and operating result, as well as the result before and after taxes. The first quarter 2006/07 is thus the best individual quarter in the Group’s history.

Key figures of voestalpine group

(acc. IFRS; in EURm) Q1 2006/07    Q1 2005/06    Change
                                 1.4.-30.6.06 1.4.-30.6.05 in %
Turnover                    1,779.5         1,668.5         + 6.7
EBITDA                        301.7            297.6            + 1.4
EBITDA margin (in %) 17.0              17.8
EBIT                          218.6            204.9            + 6.7
EBIT margin (in %)    12.3              12.3
Net income                 153.1            148.2            + 3.4
EPS* (in EUR)            3.82              3.70              + 3.3

*EPS before sharesplit 1:4 on 1 August 2006

More information on the 1st quarter result is available on our website www.voestalpine.com or contact our Investor Relations Team +43/732/65 85-99 49.

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Further inquiry note:
DI Peter Fleischer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 732 6585-9949
Fax:  +43 732 6980-5581
mailto:peter.fleischer@voestalpine.com
http://www.voestalpine.com

Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN:      AT0000937503
WKN:        897200
Index:    ATX, ATX Prime, WBI
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official market



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