TA Triumph-Adler AG

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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / TA Triumph-Adler AG holds firmly to its targets for the year; sales and operating result continuing to increase

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Nuremberg, August 10, 2006: The TA Triumph-Adler Group increased sales in the first six months of fiscal year 2006 by 3.2 % to  EUR 174.3 million, after generating EUR 168.9 million in the same period of the previous year. At EUR 86.7 million, sales in the traditionally weaker second quarter were 4.3 % up on the previous year’s quarter, and were only around EUR 0.9 million below those of the first quarter.

The company, which specializes in document business efficiency, generated an operating result (EBIT) of EUR 6.3 million. This figure includes a valuation adjustment of EUR 1.9 million for a claim against a guarantee insurer. At its Annual General Meeting the company had already reported on the pending legal dispute, which has now been settled out of court quicker than expected and with a better outcome than planned. The operating result (EBIT) for the previous year’s reporting period was burdened by a write-down for a silent participation and amounted to EUR 2.5 million.

The half-year result before minority interests improved by EUR 2.4 million to give what is now a net loss for the quarter of EUR 0.3 million. The company is keeping firmly to its targets for the year of generating net income in the lower single-digit millions on moderate sales growth. In this respect TA Triumph-Adler makes reference in its current quarterly report to areas such as the continuing growth of market penetration by TOM (its analysis and consulting approach), strong growth in the sales of printers and very good market acceptance of the new generation of color devices that is now available.

The balance sheet total came to EUR 427.9 million on June 30, 2006, and was therefore 1.4 percent above the figure of EUR 422.1 million on December 31, 2005. The increase in the balance sheet total was primarily due to an increase in receivables and liabilities from financial leasing which resulted from broadening the refinancing volume via sale-and-leaseback. The equity ratio is stable at a solid 11 %. The net cash provided by operating activities came to EUR 18.2 million in the first half of the year following a net cash used for operating activities of EUR 2.4 million in the same period the previous year. As of June 30, 2006, TA Triumph-Adler had liquid funds of EUR 13.6 million at its disposal following EUR 13.2 million at the end of fiscal year 2005.

On June 30, 2006, there were 1,472 employees in the group (previous year: 1,497 employees).

Contact: TA Triumph-Adler AG Suedwestpark 23 D - 90449 Nuremberg Dr. Joachim Fleing Phone: +49 / 179 / 796 34 72 Fax: +49 / 911 / 68 98 - 200 presse@triumph-adler.de www.triumph-adler.com

Bearer shares ISIN: DE0007495004, admitted to official trading (Prime Standard) on the Frankfurt stock exchange and on all German regional exchanges

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Further inquiry note:
Uschie Wühr
Investor Relations
Telefon: +49(0)89 51084-914
E-Mail: uschie.wuehr@triumph-adler.de

Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:      DE0007495004
WKN:        749500
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade

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