Semperit AG Holding

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REVENUE AND EARNINGS INCREASE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2010

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quarterly report/First Half-Year 2010

10.08.2010

SEMPERIT AG HOLDING: REVENUE AND EARNINGS INCREASE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2010

- Group revenue up 11.6% to EUR 330.3 million - EBT rose by 13.6% to EUR 39.8 million

Vienna, August 10, 2010 - The order situation of the Semperit Group during the first half-year 2010 developed significantly better than in the particularly difficult 2009 financial year.

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Revenue in EUR million                                296.1          330.3         +11.6
Earnings before tax (EBT) in EUR million    35.0            39.8         +13.6
Net profit for the period in EUR million    19.0            22.0         +15.7@@end@@

On balance, total revenue climbed 11.6% from the prior-year period, to EUR 330.3 million. Earnings before tax could be improved by 13.6% to EUR 39.8 million despite the massive rise in raw material costs. The net profit for the period of the Semperit Group amounted to EUR 22.0 million, considerably above the previous year´s level.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DIVISIONS The Sempermed division continued to report good demand in the first half of 2010, increasing revenue by 12.6% to EUR 152.6 million. In particular, the Semperflex division profited from the improved economic environment, expanding revenue by 29.6% to EUR 69.5 million. The Semperform division witnessed a turnaround in the second quarter, with revenue up 6.9% to EUR 51.4 million. In the first half-year 2010, the Sempertrans division was the only one suffering a decline in revenue, which fell 3.6% from the previous year to EUR 56.8 million.

OUTLOOK In addition to the continued difficulties in assessing the economic situation, the further development of raw materials prices, which are partly at record levels at the present time, comprises the biggest element of uncertainty. Based on the good market position in all divisions and the ability of the company to quickly react to changed market requirements and economic conditions, the management of the Semperit Group continues to anticipate a satisfactory business development for the 2010 financial year as a whole.

The complete Half-Year Financial Report 2010 of the Semperit Group has been published and can be viewed on the company´s Website at www.semperit.at.

Contact:

Semperit AG Holding Investor Relations Michael Wolfram Tel.: +43 (1) 79 777-310 E-Mail: investors@semperit.at

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Further inquiry note:
Semperit AG Holding
Investor Relations
DI Michael Wolfram
Tel.: +43 (1) 79 777-310
E-Mail: investors@semperit.at

Branche: Synthetics & Plastics
ISIN:      AT0000785555
WKN:        870378
Index:    WBI, ViDX, ATX
Börsen:  Frankfurt / stock market
              Stuttgart / stock market
              Berlin / free trade
              Wien / official market



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