ElringKlinger AG

EANS-Adhoc: ElringKlinger AG pays special bonus on top of 2011 dividend

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ElringKlinger AG pays special bonus on top of 2011 dividend

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), March 23, 2012  +++  As part of its
consistent, performance-oriented dividend policy that allows
shareholders to participate in the company's success, ElringKlinger
AG will be distributing an additional special bonus for the financial
year 2011.

As a result of a one-time gain from the sale of the Ludwigsburg
industrial park in August 2011, net income for the ElringKlinger
Group as a whole was boosted by an additional EUR 16.5 million in
2011, having accounted for deferred taxes. Beyond the proposed
regular dividend of EUR 0.40 (0.35) per share for the financial year
2011, shareholders are also to benefit from the aforementioned one-
time gain. This is to be implemented in the form of an additional
special bonus of EUR 0.18 per share.

On this basis, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board will
propose to the Annual General Meeting resolving on the 2011 financial
year a total dividend of EUR 0.58 (0.35) per share, which represents
a year-on-year increase of 65.7%.

Compared with the previous year, the total dividend to be distributed
will rise by EUR 14.5 million to EUR 36.7 (22.2) million. Calculated
on the basis of applicable net income of ElringKlinger AG, the
dividend ratio for the 2011 financial year is 49.5%.

The Annual General Meeting resolving on the dividend for the 2011
financial year is scheduled to convene on May 16, 2012, at the
Liederhalle Culture and Congress Center in Stuttgart.

In 2011, the ElringKlinger Group generated sales of EUR 1,032.8
(795.7) million, thereby moving beyond the revenue threshold of one
billion euros for the first time. Despite higher commodity prices and
the as yet negative contributions made by the entities acquired in
2011, the Group's earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose by
39.4% year on year to EUR 148.7 (106.7) million. Earnings were buoyed
to a large extent by the divestment of the Ludwigsburg industrial
park, which produced a one-time gain before taxes of EUR 22.7 million
for the Group. The Group's net income after minority interests
increased by 44.7% to EUR 94.9 (65.6) million.

Further inquiry note:
ElringKlinger AG
Investor Relations / Corporate Communications
Stephan Haas
Max-Eyth-Straße 2
72581 Dettingen
Fon: +49 (0)7123-724-137

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

issuer:      ElringKlinger AG
             Max-Eyth-Straße 2
             D-72581 Dettingen/Erms
phone:       +49(0)7123 724-0
FAX:         +49(0)7123-7249000
mail:     info@elringklinger.com
WWW:      http://www.elringklinger.com
sector:      Automotive Equipment
ISIN:        DE0007856023
indexes:     MDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Düsseldorf, regulated dealing:
             Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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