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Effects of German car manufacturers’ short-term stoppage on Eybl International

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18.02.2005

Short-term reductions in car output impact Eybl International in final quarter 2004/05 negatively

As announced in third quarter report, revenues for financial 2004/05 slightly down on previous year

Earnings position stable at last year’s level

German luxury car manufacturers were forced to stop production for several days at the end of January and the beginning of February as a result of quality problems with a German supplier of diesel fuel injection systems. This unplanned, short-term stoppage will impact Eybl’s final quarter results for 2004/05 negatively.

The suddenness of the event left Eybl no chance of bridging the gap with replacement business.

Sales revenues for financial 2004/05 will be about 2-3% below last year’s levels.

On the basis of current market forecasts, earnings at approximately last year’s level are expected.

Since order intake continues to be satisfactory, Eybl Management expects a compensating increase in sales in first half 2005/06.

About Eybl International Vienna listed Eybl International is an internationally recognised manufacturer of automotive interior parts. It specialises in the production of autotextiles, the fabrication of cloth, leather and combination cloth/leather seat covers and the covering of special interior trim parts. Headquartered in Krems, Austria, the Group employs some 4,400 people at 15 locations in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.  Today, Eybl International is Austria’s largest automotive components supplier, and the country’s leading textile manufacturer in terms of revenue.

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 18.02.2005 13:49:40
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Further inquiry note: Contact Eybl International AG Press Office Robert Hurtak PLEON PUBLICO, Neulinggasse 37, A-1030 Vienna Tel: +43 (1) 71786 138, fax: +43 (1) 71786 60

Branche: Textiles & Clothing
ISIN:      AT0000908157
WKN:        
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen:  Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Wiener Börse AG / official dealing



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