HeidelbergCement AG

euro adhoc: HeidelbergCement AG
Earnings Forecast
HeidelbergCement outperforms results forecast for 2006

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09.01.2007

The Managing Board of HeidelbergCement assumes that all result figures of the company for 2006 will be better than the latest forecast due to the extraordinary good weather conditions at year-end.

In 2006, HeidelbergCement’s cement and clinker sales volumes rose to around 80 million tonnes (previous year: 68). Due to this favourable development of sales volumes, turnover is expected to exceed EUR 9 billion (previous year: 7.8) and the profit for the financial year will increase to about EUR 1 billion (previous year: EUR 471 million).

In addition to the extraordinary good weather conditions, worldwide favourable cement demand, cost reduction programmes initiated in 2005 and a markedly reduced Group tax rate contributed significantly to the development of results.

The preliminary overview of the results for the financial year will be published on 21 February 2007.

Heidelberg, 9 January 2007

The Managing Board

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ots Originaltext: HeidelbergCement AG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch

Further inquiry note:
Dr. Albrecht Glitz
+49(0)6221/481-360
albrecht.glitz@heidelbergcement.com

Branche: Construction & Property
ISIN:      DE0006047004
WKN:        604700
Index:    HDAX, MDAX, Classic All Share, Midcap Market Index, Prime All
              Share, CDAX
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / official dealing
              Börse Düsseldorf / official dealing
              Bayerische Börse / official dealing



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