Fielmann AG

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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet
First quarter 2006: Earnings more than doubled Financial year 2006: 300 new jobs 2005: Earnings up to 19 per cent, 694 new jobs

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27.04.2006 First quarter 2006: Earnings more than doubled Financial year 2006: 300 new jobs 2005: Earnings up to 19 per cent, 694 new jobs Our expectations for the first quarter of financial year 2006 have been fully met. Fielmann achieved external sales of EUR 226 million (+ 14.2 per cent), Group sales totaling EUR 192 million (+ 13.8 per cent) and earnings totaling EUR 25 million (+ 148.7 per cent). In the first quarter of 2005, we invested more than EUR 20 million in the market launch of the glasses for free insurance scheme: this was a remunerative investment. In the current financial year, the cost of promotion is 27 per cent lower and we have also been able to improve our structures. At its most recent meeting, the Fielmann AG Supervisory Board adopted the annual and consolidated accounts. As the market leader, Fielmann achieved external sales amounting to EUR 843 million (+ 10.3 per cent) and consolidated sales totalling EUR 733 million (+ 9.7 per cent). Pre-tax profit rose to EUR 87.0 million (+ 14.5 per cent) and net income for the year stood at EUR 57.8 million (+ 19.3 per cent). The Supervisory Board and the Management Board will recommend a dividend payment of EUR 1.90 per share (+ 18.8 per cent) to the Annual General Meeting on 6 July 2006. In 2005, we created 684 new jobs. For 2006, Fielmann plans to significantly increase sales and profit, by opening 25 new branches and creating over 300 new jobs. Hamburg, April 2006 Fielmann Aktiengesellschaft The Management Board For more information, contact: Ulrich Brockmann, Head of Investor Relations Fielmann AG, Weidestrasse 118 A, 22083 Hamburg, Tel. +49 40 270 76 442 end of announcement euro adhoc 27.04.2006 07:15:06 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Fielmann AG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Ulrich Brockmann Head of Finance Telefon: +49(0)40 27076-442 E-Mail: Branche: Retail ISIN: DE0005772206 WKN: 577220 Index: CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, MDAX, Prime All Share Börsen: Börse Berlin-Bremen / regulated dealing Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / regulated dealing Bayerische Börse / regulated dealing Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing/prime standard Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / official dealing Börse Düsseldorf / official dealing

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