Zapf Creation AG

EANS-Adhoc: Zapf Creation reports positive performance in the first quarter of 2010

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3-month report

12.05.2010

Roedental, May 12, 2010 - The Zapf Creation Group today announced improved results in what traditionally is the weakest quarter for the toy industry. The Group´s consolidated revenue increased by 12.4% to EUR 11.9 million (2009: EUR 10.6 million).

Zapf Creation reports improved earnings and cash position: Gross profit rose by 16.6 percentage points to 46.3%. Adjusted for one-off items and restructuring costs, consolidated EBIT improved to EUR -1.4 million. The net loss for the period was EUR 2.4 million, compared to EUR 4.9 million in the prior-year period.

The cash flow from operating activities rose by 14.9% to EUR 7.8 million (2009: EUR 6.8 million). Net liabilities reduced to EUR 18.4 million (December 31, 2009: EUR 25.0 million).

As part of the Group's long-term financing, Zapf Creation´s Banking Consortium have agreed to waive compliance with key financial covenants until May 31, 2010.

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Further inquiry note:
Claudia Dorst
Telefon: +49 (0)9563-7251-513
E-Mail: claudia.dorst@zapf-creation.de

Branche: Consumer Goods
ISIN:      DE0007806002
WKN:        780600
Index:    MDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Berlin / free trade
              Hamburg / free trade
              Stuttgart / free trade
              Düsseldorf / free trade
              Hannover / free trade
              München / free trade



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