Rosenbauer International AG

euro adhoc: Rosenbauer International AG
Earnings Forecast
2005 targets considerably exceeded • Growth and process optimisation bring jump in results • EBIT up by over 30 % to more than EUR 18.0 m

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31.01.2006

Rosenbauer, the world’s second-biggest manufacturer of fire-fighting vehicles, considerably exceeded its 2005 results targets. The interim figures indicate that Group revenues rose to EUR 320.0 m (2004: EUR 299.4 m). This improvement is even more clearly apparent in the EBIT, which soared by over 30 % to more than EUR 18.0 m (2004: EUR 13.7 m).

The main factors driving this earnings growth were an excellent result in the USA, the advances made over the last few years on the product and process optimisation front, and the Group’s improved market position in international business. The increased result was achieved despite the restructuring outlays incurred for scaling back capacity at Metz Aerials, Karlsruhe, in 2005.

"Our goal for 2005 was to boost EBIT by 10 %, and we have surpassed this by far", notes Julian Wagner, CEO of Rosenbauer International AG, commenting on the interim 2005 figures. "We are proud of the fact that we have hugely strengthened our competitiveness and market position over the past few years. We have advanced to become the second-biggest manufacturer in the sector".

The figures quoted are indicative figures taken from an accounting forecast based on IFRS. The final figures for the 2005 financial year are to be published on April 26, 2006.

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Further inquiry note:
Rosenbauer International AG
Gerda Königstorfer
Tel.: 0732/6794-568
gerda.koenigstorfer@rosenbauer.com

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      AT0000922554
WKN:        892502
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen:  Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Wiener Börse AG / official dealing



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