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14.11.2006 – 09:02

TA Triumph-Adler AG

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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / Strong third quarter and positive outlook at TA Triumph-Adler AG.

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Figures for the first nine months enter positive territory. Quarterly sales up 25 % on prior year.

Nuremberg, November 14, 2006: Third quarter 2006 sales at the  TA Triumph-Adler Group were up 14 % on the previous quarter, growing from EUR 86.7 million to the present EUR 98.8 million. This is an increase of almost 25 % over the EUR 79.3 sales of the same period in the previous year. The overall solid business performance led to sales for the first nine months growing by 10 % to EUR 273.1 million.

The specialist in Document Business efficiency generated quarterly earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of around EUR 4.9 million. In the nine-month period the EBIT improved from EUR 3.7 million last year to EUR 11.2 million now, making the EBIT margin 4.1 % - more than double the 1.5 % achieved in the same period the previous year.

The TA Triumph-Adler Group reported profits for both the quarter and the nine-month period. A surplus of practically EUR 0.9 million was generated in the third quarter. The surplus before minority interests for the first nine months of fiscal year 2006 comes to EUR 0.6 million. As a result, profit increased by EUR 5.1 million over the same period the previous year: a loss of EUR 4.5 million was posted in the previous year’s period.

Seen from today's perspective, expectations are therefore that the company will again post a net income this year for the first time since fiscal year 2001, the CEO states in the company’s Quarterly Report. The company has beaten its own targets, both in the corporate customer business and in sales of color machines and printers, he notes. He added that TA Triumph-Adler has stepped up its focus on consulting and helps its customers to substantially increase their document business efficiency. This competitive advantage is now yielding the kind of benefits that the program for increasing the company’s own efficiency is likewise delivering.

The cash flow rose in the first nine months of the current fiscal year from EUR 10.6 million in the previous year's period to the present  EUR 12.4 million. The inflow of funds from ordinary operations increased to EUR 25.6 million.  Cash and cash equivalents remain almost unchanged at a solid EUR 13 million. The balance sheet total increased from EUR 422.1 million at December 31, 2005, to EUR 433.8 million at September 30, 2006. One reason for the increase in total assets and liabilities is the increase in current assets. Inventories substantially increased in response to increased sales and in anticipation of the expected continuing pick-up in business in the fourth quarter.

The shareholders’ equity ratio remains unchanged at 11.4 %.  The TA Triumph-Adler Group employed 1,436 staff as of September 30, 2006 (previous year: 1,459).

Contact: TA Triumph-Adler AG Suedwestpark 23 D - 90449 Nuremberg Dr. Joachim Fleing Phone: +49 / 911 / 68 98 - 499 Fax: +49 / 911 / 68 98 - 204

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