voestalpine AG

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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / voestalpine reports most successful mid year

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6-month report


During the first half of 2007/08, the voestalpine Group attained new dimensions in sales revenue, operating profit and workforce as a result of the integration of the Special Steel Division (Böhler-Uddeholm Group). At the same time, even without taking the new Division into account, the first half of the current business year was the most successful six-months period in the history of the Group. Thus, voestalpine AG is heading for a new record result for the fourth year in a row in the 2007/08 financial year.

Earnings of the Division Special Steel (Böhler-Uddeholm Group) and consequently of voestalpine Group are influenced by purchase price allocation (PPA) due to IFRS 3, which is a pure accounting measure without any cash flow implications. The development of the first half of voestalpine without this accounting measure (PPA) is shown in a pro forma statement excl. PPA in the table below.

Key figures of voestalpine Group

@@start.t2@@(acc. IFRS; in EURm)  1H 2006/07         1H 2007/08         Change  1H 2007/08
                                  1.4.-30.09.2006 1.4.-30.09.2007 in %      pro forma
                                                                                                  (excl. ppa)
Revenue                        3,368                 4,749                 41.0      4,749
EBITDA                         617                    905                    46.5      951
EBITDA margin in %      18.3                  19.1                                20.0
EBIT                            447                    612                    37.1      732
EBIT margin in %         13.3                  12.9                                15.4
EBT                              428                    556                    29.9      676
Profit for the period 323                    434                    34.6      521
EPS (in EUR)                2.0                    2.7                                 3.3

More information on the first half year result is available on our website www.voestalpine.com or contact our Investor Relations Team +43/50304-15-9949.@@end@@

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Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch

Further inquiry note:
DI Peter Fleischer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43/50304/15-9949
Fax:  +43/50304/55-5581

Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN:      AT0000937503
WKN:        897200
Index:    ATX, ATX Prime, WBI
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official market

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