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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet / JoWooD Productions Software AG presents results after three quarters of FY 2008

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9-month report


@@start.t2@@•          Revenues increased by 8,7% to EUR 18,6 million
•          Turnover of investments in revenue increased to 493%
•          EBIT amounts to EUR 1,83 million as per September 30th 2008
•          11 consecutive quarters of showing profit
•          Start of the buyback of own shares in the fourth quarter, publication of
the buyback program according to § 5 subparagraph 1 VeröffentlichungsVO (=
Austrian regulation of publications) follows on December 10th 2008@@end@@

_______________________________________________ In EUR 000s

01-09 2008        01-09 2007

Revenues                          18.595|            17.112|
EBIT                                  1.836|              2.580|


JoWooD Productions Software AG increased its revenues of the first 9 months by 8,7% to EUR 18,6 million.

EBIT for the first 9 months of FY 2008 amounts to EUR 1,8 million. Because of the focus on distribution titles on console and PC in the third quarter (75% of the Q3 lineup consists of distribution titles), an increase of distribution costs has been registered. In the third quarter, no titles in the scope of core brands (= publishing titles) have been released.

With significantly reduced investment risk (as per September 30th 2008, 13,6% of the total equity have been invested, previous reference period: 18,1%), the turnover of investments in revenues have been increased to 493%, i.e. the total investment volume has been turned over approximately 5 times, whereas investments of the previous year´s reference period turned over approx. 3,7 times. The cost-conscious investment policy combined with the strong distribution network enables an increase in revenues with a lower investment volume.

Additionally, the invested funds have been spread on a significantly higher amount of titles and multiple, widespread and established console platforms (Nintendo® Wii™, Nintendo® DS™).

The following titles were released in the third quarter:

Worldwide: The Guild 2 " Kings' Edition" (PC) SpellForce 2 "Heroes' Edition (PC) Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile (PC)

North America: Hardy Boys - The Hidden Theft (PC) Murder in the Abbey (PC) Outcry (PC) Wildlife Zoo- Deluxe Edition (PC) Everlight (PC)

Europe: Sherlock Holmes - ungelöste Verbrechen (PC) Paint by DS (DS™) Paint by DS Military Vehicles (DS™) Matchstick Puzzle by DS (DS™) Aquarium by DS (DS™) Fantasy Aquarium by DS (DS™) Crossword Challenge (DS™)

Rest of the world: Charlie Brown: Grande Finale (PC)

In the fourth quarter, the following titles have been/will be released:

Worldwide: Safecracker (Wii™) Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods (PC) Gothic 3: Forsaken Strategy Guide RPG Games Collection (PC /Gothic 3, Dungeon Lords CE, Spellforce 2) Agatha Christie EUTS (Wii™) Guild 2 Venice (PC) Drivers' Ed (DS™) The Dark Eye: Northland Trilogy (PC)

North America: Sam&Max Season One (Wii™) A Vampyre Story (PC) Band Manager (PC) Syberia (DS™) Gothic 3 CE (PC) Dreamer: Horse Trainer (DS™) Dreamer: Puppy Trainer (DS™) Zoo Quest (DS™) Matchstick (DS™) Learn Math (DS™) My Personal Diary (DS™) Paint by DS (DS™)

Europe: Hardy Boys - The Hidden Theft (PC) Sam&Max Season One (Wii™) Pet Pals (Wii™) BluRay Compilation (PC) Chicken Hunter Atlantis (DS™) Chicken Hunter Adventure (DS™)

The complete report for the first 9 months will be made available in the course of tomorrow.

The publication of the share buyback program according to § 5 subparagraph 1 VeröffentlichungsVO (= Austrian regulation of publications) follows on December 10th 2008. The buyback of own shares will start in December 2008 already.


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Further inquiry note:
JoWooD Productions Software AG
Dr. Albert Seidl, Vorstand
Mag. Philipp Brock, Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 (0)3612 2828

Branche: Software
ISIN:      AT0000747357
WKN:        935221
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime, ViDX
Börsen:  Börse Berlin / free trade
              Börse Frankfurt / free trade
              Börse Stuttgart / free trade
              Börse München / free trade
              Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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