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Zumtobel Group financial results 2007/08:

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annual report


Ad-hoc Announcement Dornbirn, Austria 30 June 2008

Zumtobel Group financial results 2007/08:

@@start.t2@@. Consolidated revenues increase to EUR 1,282.3 million (+ 3.9%)
      . Adjusted for foreign exchange effects, growth reaches 5.5%
      . Further improvement in EBIT margin, up 50 basis points to 9.6%
      . Proposed dividend of EUR 0.70 per share
      . Outlook: foreign exchange effects, rising costs and economic slowdown
         will impact on growth and profitability@@end@@

Dornbirn, Austria -  The  Zumtobel  Group  concluded  the  reporting year  with consolidated revenues of EUR 1,282.3 million  (2006/07:   EUR  1,234.0  million), which equates to year-on-year  growth  of   3.9%.  The  pace  of  growth  at  the international lighting group was slowed  by  foreign  exchange  effects  in  the amount of approximately EUR 20 million,  resulting  from  the  strength  of   the euro. After adjustment for negative foreign exchange effects, growth  was  on  a par with the previous year at 5.5%.

EBIT  (earnings  before  interest  and  taxes,  adjusted  for   special  effects) improved from EUR 112.3 million in  the  previous   year  to  EUR  123.0  million (+9.5%), enabling the Zumtobel Group to increase its EBIT  margin  by  50  basis points from 9.1% in the previous year to 9.6% in the reporting year.

Net income for the year showed a year-on-year fall of EUR 10.1 million to  stand at EUR 93.5 million. The reasons for this downturn are to be found  in  an  item of non-recurring income in the previous year in the amount of  EUR  9.4  million from the sale of the airfield lighting activities, as well as  in  realised  and unrealised losses due to foreign exchange effects.

Equity rose by EUR 72.6 million in the  2007/08  financial  year  to EUR  514.2 million (2006/07: EUR 441.6 million). This led to  an   increase  in  the  equity ratio from 38.6% to 46.5%. Net debt showed a further reduction in the  reporting year, falling from EUR 185.7 million to EUR 129.0 million.

The Management Board and  Supervisory  Board  will  recommend  that   the  annual general meeting to be held in Dornbirn on 29 July 2008   approve  a  dividend  of EUR 0.70 per share (2006/07: EUR 0.50 per share).

For the current 2008/09 financial year the Zumtobel Group is
expecting a  weaker market  environment.  Along  with  the  uncertain
economic  backdrop,    further negative foreign exchange effects and a
strong rise in  personnel  and  material costs will impact on the
lighting group's  business.  Against  this  background, and  after  
adjustment  for  foreign  exchange  factors,  the  Management  Board
anticipates that the revenue growth recorded by the Zumtobel Group
will  outpace the growth rates in the European commercial
construction sector  by  between  2% and 3%. In terms of earnings,
the Management Board considers an EBIT  margin  of between 8% and 9%
realistic for 2008/09.                

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Further inquiry note:
Christian Hogenmüller
Investor Relations
Zumtobel AG
Höchster Str. 8
A-6850 Dornbirn
Tel.: +43-5572-509 506

Astrid Kühn-Ulrich
Corporate Communications
Zumtobel AG
Höchster Str. 8
A-6850 Dornbirn
Tel.: +43-5572-509 1570

Branche: Technology
ISIN:      AT0000837307
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