voestalpine AG

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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / voestalpine - heading to new records after three quarters

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9-month report 25.02.2008 voestalpine group was able to prolong its, since several years lasting positive development and reached new record levels in terms of sales as well as earnings in the first nine months of the business year 2007/08. Although in particular divisions the third business quarter was influenced by temporary weaknesses, a trend reversal in the current quarter is becoming apparent. As the outlook is unchanged positive, voestalpine is heading towards another record year, ending on March 2008. Purchase Price Allocation (PPA) due to IFRS 3, an obligatory measurement based on the acquisition of the majority of Böhler-Uddeholm AG, is negatively influencing earnings figures of voestalpine group on a pure accounting level, without any cash flow implications. The earnings development of the first three quarters of FY 2007/08 excluding those PPA accounting measures is shown separately on a pro forma statement (excl. PPA) in the table below. Key figures of voestalpine Group (acc. IFRS; in EURm) 1Q-3Q 1Q-3Q Change 1Q-3Q 2006/07* 2007/08 in % 2007/08 1.4.-31.12.06 1.4.-31.12.07 pro forma (excl. ppa) Revenue 5,114.6 7,530.2 47.2 7,530.2 EBITDA 963.3 1,360.1 41.2 1,452.5 EBITDA margin in % 18.8 18.1 19.3 EBIT 707.3 868.5 22.8 1,108.5 EBIT margin in % 13.8 11.5 14.7 Profit before tax 684.2 763.6 11.6 1,003.6 Profit for the period** 524.4 611.9 16.7 784.1 EPS (in EUR)*** 3.23 3.70 14.6 4.81 * Retrospective adjustment ** Before minority interest and hybrid capital coupons *** From continuing operations More information on the 3rd quarter result is available on our website www.voestalpine.com or contact our Investor Relations Team +43/50304-15-9949. end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: voestalpine AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: DI Peter Fleischer Head of Investor Relations Tel.: +43/50304/15-9949 Fax: +43/50304/55-5581 mailto:peter.fleischer@voestalpine.com http://www.voestalpine.com Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering ISIN: AT0000937503 WKN: 897200 Index: WBI, ATX Prime, ATX Börsen: Wiener Börse AG / official market

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