voestalpine AG

EANS-Adhoc: voestalpine AG /voestalpine achieved considerable increase in profit in the first quarter of FY 2011/12

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voestalpine group was able to prolong the excellent development of the previous
periods also in the first three months of FY 2011/12 and achieved considerable
enhancements in all profit categories on annual comparison.

The solid demand situation in the segments automotive, commercial vehicle,
machine building, energy and consumer goods, already lasting for 18 months,
continued in the first quarter of FY 2011/12. Aircraft industry recently started
to pick up, whereas the situation in the railway infrastructure business stayed
unchanged stable. Demand from the building industry, which is of minor
importance for voestalpine, remained subdued.

As planned the results of the second quarter of FY 2011/12 are expected to fall
below the first quarter because of scheduled shut downs, necessary to complete
capacity increases of core production facilities in the Steel Division.

Based on unchanged high utilization rates and further positive impacts from
efficiency improvement programs, considerable increase of profits for the entire
FY 2011/12 compared to FY 2010/11 can be expected.
Nevertheless any spread out of the public debt crisis and the actual nervousness
of international capital markets to the real economy are serious risk factors.

Key Figures of voestalpine Group

(acc. IFRS; in EURm)*   Q1 2010/11 Q1 2011/12 Change
                        1.4.10 -   1.4.11 -   in %
                        30.6.10    30.6.11    
Revenue                 2,556.1    3,051.5    +19.4
EBITDA                  350.9      462.9      +31.9
EBITDA margin in %      13.7       15.2       
EBIT                    203.3      317.6      +56.2
EBIT margin in %        8.0        10.4       
Profit before tax       156.5      271.8      +73.7
Profit for the period** 121.1      209.6      +73.1
EPS (in EUR)            0.60       1.13       +83.3
Gearing ratio in %      67.2       57.0       

*  According to IFRS all results after Purchase Price Allocation (PPA)
** Before minority interest and hybrid capital interest

Further details on the 1st quarter results 2011/12 are available on our homepage
www.voestalpine.com or feel free to contact our Investor Relations team

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

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

issuer:      voestalpine AG
             voestalpine-Straße  1
             A-4020 Linz
phone:       +43 50304/15-9949
FAX:         +43 50304/55-5581
mail:     IR@voestalpine.com
WWW:      www.voestalpine.com
sector:      Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN:        AT0000937503
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English

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