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AGRANA Preliminary Results for the Financial Year 2006|07

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AGRANA/Preliminary Results 2006|07 07.05.2007 Based on preliminary data, AGRANA, the international sugar, starch and fruit group, achieved revenue growth of 28% to EUR 1,915.8 million in the 2006|07 financial year (2005|06: EUR 1,499.6 million). Operating profit after exceptional items rose by 41% to EUR 105.8 million, from EUR 75.0 million in the previous year. Despite higher tax expenses, net profit for the period expanded by 10% to EUR 71.1 million (2005|06: EUR 64.7 million). For the financial year ended 28 February 2007, AGRANA presents the following preliminary results: EURmn except per share data 2006|07 2005|06 + (-) Revenue 1,915.8 1,499.6 + 28% Operating profit 107.0 99.5 + 8% Exceptional items (1.2) (24.5) Operating profit (after exceptional items) 105.8 75.0 + 41% Profit before tax 93.5 71.7 + 30% Net profit for the period 71.1 64.7 + 10% - Attributable to equity holders of the parent 68.9 62.7 - Minority interests 2.2 2.0 Earnings per share (EUR) 4.85 4.42 + 10% The key driver of the good revenue trend was the strong organic growth in the Starch and Fruit segments, with Fruit for the first time becoming the Group´s revenue leader. As well, the change in financial year end of the Fruit companies from a calendar-year basis to the AGRANA year end led to the inclusion of an additional two months´ results and thus contributed to the sales increase. Added to this were effects from the full-year consolidation of the former Atys Group, which in the 2005|06 comparative data was only included for nine months, and the first-time inclusion of the German fruit preparations business, the former DSF. Hence, about 48% of revenue came from the Fruit segment, 41% from the Sugar segment and 11% from the Starch segment. Despite adverse impacts from the reform of the EU sugar regime and the higher energy and raw materials costs, operating profit before exceptionals increased by 8% to EUR 107.0 million (prior year: EUR 99.5 million). The start-up costs of construction of the AGRANA bioethanol plant in Pischelsdorf, Austria, gave rise to a net negative effect of EUR 1.2 million from exceptional items, resulting in operating profit after exceptional items of EUR 105.8 million (prior year: EUR 75.0 million). After income taxes calculated at a rate of 23.9% (prior year: 9.8%), net profit for the period was EUR 71.1 million, up 10% compared to the prior year´s EUR 64.7 million. The final results for the 2006|07 financial year will be published on 21 May 2007. This press release is also available at end of announcement euro adhoc 07.05.2007 07:25:23 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG Doris Schober Investor Relations/Corporate Communications Phone: +43-1-211 37-12084 Branche: Food ISIN: AT0000603709 WKN: 779535 Index: ATX Prime, WBI Börsen: Wiener Börse AG / official market

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