A-TEC Industries AG

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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet
Financial report for the First Nine Months of 2008

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9-month report/Q3 2008

11.11.2008

Highlights: - Record Group order intake and backlog at EUR 2,789.8 million (m) (Q1-Q3 2007: EUR 1,312.6m) and EUR 3,470.4m (30. Sept. 2007: EUR 2,049.7m), respectively. - 53.4% jump in Group revenue to EUR 2,389.4m. - Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the first three quarters up by 10.6% to EUR 113.6m. Weaker result from the Minerals & Metals Division due to falling copper prices more than offset by earnings growth in Plant Construction and Machine Tools divisions. - Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) up by 3.0% to EUR 75.3m; underlying EBIT, adjusted for one-time effects up by 35.0% to EUR 77.4m; like-for-like EBIT margin down from 3.7% to 3.2%. - Earnings before tax (EBT) up by 11.2 % to EUR 54.8m due improved financial result. - Consolidated profit for the period EUR 37.0m (Q1-Q3 2007: EUR 36.5m). - Net debt down from EUR 543.8m at year end 2007 to EUR 223.4m as at 30 September 2008. Net gearing reduced to 56.2% (31 December 2007: 146.0%) - Own shares acquired under buy-back scheme totalled 278,807 or 4.2% of share capital as at 30 September 2008. - Disposal of interests in Norddeutsche Affinerie (NA) completed during the third quarter. - Despite sharp copper price correction and worsening trading environment stable underlying EBIT for 2008 compared to 2007 expected.

Key figures                  3Q      3Q    change        1-9M        1-9M  change
A-TEC Industries          08    07*            %          08         07*          %
(Mio. EUR)
Revenue                    767.0 611.2        25.5  2,389.4  1,557.9      53.4
EBITDA                        21.4  36.1      -40.7      113.6      102.7      10.6
EBIT                            8.9  25.2      -64.7        75.3        73.1        3.0
Adjusted EBIT            11.0  21.2      -48.1        77.4        57.3      35.0
EBIT margin                1.2%  4.1%                      3.2%        4.7%
EBT                            -7.9  11.6            -        54.8        49.3      11.2
Net income                 -9.1    0.8            -        37.0        36.5        1.5

Order intake         1,241.7 277.9      346.8  2,789.8  1,312.6    112.5
Order backlog (as of end of Sept)              3,470.4  2,049.7      69.3

Investment**              18.4  13.6        35.3        55.2        41.4      33.3
Employees (as of end of Sept)                      14,214    11,632      22.2

*) Excluding the contribution of ATB Selni, which was recognised as a held-for-sale asset in accordance with IFRS 5 **) Investments consist of additions to intangible assets, property, plant and equipment

For more details please read our Financial Report First Nine Months of 2008 on our website www.a-tecindustries.com

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Further inquiry note:
Investor Relations Contact:
Gerald Wechselauer
Head of Investor Relations
Phone: +43 1 22760 - 130
Email: ir@a-tecindustries.com

Press Contact:
A-TEC Industries AG Press Office
Claudia Müller-Stralz
Pleon Publico Public Relations & Lobbying
Phone: +43-1-71786-107
E-Mail: claudia.mueller@pleon-publico.at

Branche: Holding companies
ISIN:      AT00000ATEC9
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Index:    ATX Prime
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / Regulated free trade



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