Mühlbauer Holding AG

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Orderbooks in the 2nd quarter 2004 further filled up - first major order for Muehlbauer (E)

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Roding, July 5, 2004: According to preliminary figures the Muehlbauer Holding AG & Co. KGaA, a worldwide supplier of innovative technology solutions for the security industry and listed in the Prime Standard, has been able to further increase both incoming orders and sales in the 2nd quarter 2004 and to continue its positive trend recorded since beginning of the year.

With 63.7 m. EUR the incoming orders obtained in the 2nd quarter 2004 has more than doubled compare to the same quarter last year (27.7 m. EUR). In the half-year comparison incoming orders improved more than 95% to 99.5 m. EUR (previous year 50.9 m. EUR). It is the first time in company history, that the Muehlbauer Group contained the surcharge of a complete solution for the production of ID-cards about a project volume of 25.0 m. EUR from a Ministry of Interior. The company will deliver and install the project volume gradually. Further details are under NDA.

As expected also sales catched up significantly with order income. In the 2nd quarter 2004 sales improved by 47.8% to 35.3 m. EUR compare to the same quarter last year (23.9 m. EUR). Within the first six month the consolidated turnover increased from 46.8 m. EUR to 56.4 m. EUR, a clear increase of 20.6%.

With an order backlog at the end of the 2nd quarter 2004 at 69.1 m. EUR the orderbooks of the worldwide operating Muehlbauer Group are filled up very well.

The detailed quarterly report for Q2, 2004 will be publish on August 5th, 2004 and also will be available at www.muehlbauer.de.

For further information and contact address: Investor Relations, Phone.: +49 (0) 9461-952-653, Fax: +49 (0) 9461-952-8520, investor-relations@muehlbauer.de, Mühlbauer Holding AG & Co. KGaA, Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 3, D-93426 Roding, www.muehlbauer.de

end of announcement            euro adhoc 05.07.2004
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Further inquiry note: Hubert Forster Tel.: +49 (0)9461 952 141 E-Mail: investor-relations@muehlbauer.de

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      DE0006627201
WKN:        662720
Index:    CDAX, Nemax 50, Prime All Share, Prime Standard, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade



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