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EANS-Adhoc: voestalpine AG /voestalpine increases revenues and earnings significantly

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6-month report

17.11.2011

In the first half of the business year 2011/12, voestalpine group was able to
increase revenues by 15%, the operational profit (EBIT) by 28% as well as the
earnings before and after tax by 40% each, compared to last year´s figures.

The first 6 months of the current business year were characterized by stable
development on high level in the automotive and machine building industries as
well as in the oil and gas, the railways and aircraft sectors. In contrast, the
building industry remained under pressure and the consumer and household
appliance industries lost momentum significantly. Against the backdrop of solid
demand in the industry segments of most importance for voestalpine, the
utilization rate in all 5 divisions was unchanged on high level, apart from
seasonal fluctuations over summer.

A difficult economic environment is looming ahead for the second half of the
current business year as the demand situation is increasingly differentiating by
market segments, based on the aggravated general circumstances (public debt
situation, crisis in the banking and financial sector).
From today´s point of view slightly weaker earnings for the full business year
2011/12 compared to last year (FY 2010/11) have to be envisaged.


Key figures of voestalpine Group


(acc. IFRS; in EURm)*   H1 2010/11          H1 2011/12          Change
                        01.04. - 30.09.2010 01.04. - 30.09.2011 in %
Revenue                 5,191.8             5,977.7             15.1
EBITDA                  710.5               824.2               16.0
EBITDA margin in %      13.7                13.8                
EBIT                    414.2               531.4               28.3
EBIT margin in %        8.0                 8.9                 
Profit before tax       317.4               443.3               39.7
Profit for the period** 249.7               346.1               38.6
EPS (in EUR)            1.24                1.82                46.8
Gearing ratio in %      65.8                60.9                

* according to IFRS all results after Purchase Price Allocation (PPA)
** before minority interest and hybrid capital interest



Additional information as well as the full report about the half year´s results
of voestalpine AG per effective day of September 30, 2011 is available on our
homepage www.voestalpine.com at the category "Investors". If you have any
questions please contact our Investor Relations-Team +43/50304/15-8735


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

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issuer:      voestalpine AG
             voestalpine-Straße  1
             A-4020 Linz
phone:       +43 50304/15-9949
FAX:         +43 50304/55-5581
mail:     IR@voestalpine.com
WWW:      www.voestalpine.com
sector:      Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN:        AT0000937503
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English
 



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