Rosenbauer International AG

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quarterly or semiannual financial statement
• Order intake increased by 39% up to EUR 337.7 m • Order backlog (EUR 337.6 m) still at all-time high • Outlook 2006 confirmed - Growth of revenue by 10% (2005: EU

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The Rosenbauer Group continued along its successful growth in the third quarter of 2006, buoyed by the strategic additions to capacity at its Austrian and American locations, further enhancements to the efficiency of production flows, and the dynamic market environment in Asia, the USA and the Arab world.

KEY FIGURES                                                                 1-9/2006 1-9/2005
Revenue                                                      in EUR m    228.5      211.8
EBIT                                                          in EUR m    11.9        9.7
EBT                                                            in EUR m    9.1         7.8
Consolidated profit                                  in EUR m    6.9         5.8
Investments                                                in EUR m    7.8         3.9
Order backlog as at September 30              in EUR m    337.6      218.4
Order intake                                              in EUR m    337.7      243.1
Employees                                                                    1,498      1,426
Market capitalization as at September 30 in EUR m    139.4      102.9

REVENUE AND RESULTS TRENDS The Rosenbauer Group posted revenues of in
EUR 228.5 m in the first nine months of 2006            (1-9/2005: EUR
211.8 m). This very pleasing revenue trend is primarily attributable
to the Spanish, German, Singapore and US segments.

The Austrian segment’s revenues of EUR 118.3 m (1-9/2005: EUR 119.6 m) were largely derived from international export sales. The US segment was successful in adding new sales partners to its distribution network, taking its revenues for the first nine months up another 5% (after the 40 % rise it scored last year over the same period of 2004) to a total of EUR 74.9 m (1-9/2005: EUR 71.6 m). Developments have also been highly satisfactory at the Spanish Group company, which managed to more than double its revenues for the period in question to EUR 16.9 m (1-9/2005: EUR 8.4 m), mainly with sales on its home market.

The operating result (EBIT) rose from EUR 9.7 m (1-9/2005) to EUR 11.9 m on the back of the wider margins achieved in international export business and the improvement in the result of Metz Aerials GmbH & Co.KG. EBT increased correspondingly, from EUR 7.8 m (1-9/2005) to EUR 9.1 m.

Inauguration of the logistics centre An investment volume in excess of EUR 9.0 m is envisaged for the current financial year. Of this amount, EUR 7.8 m had already been invested by the end of the third quarter. The lion’s share of the investment outlays went on expanding manufacturing capacity at the Leonding site. The 140th anniversary celebrations on September 29, 2006 marked the completion of the site reorganisation project and the formal opening of the new logistics centre. In carrying out this strategic investment, Rosenbauer has taken a crucial step towards further expansion and geared up the Leonding facility to meet the challenges of the years ahead.

ORDERS The positive order trend continued unbroken through the third quarter as well, with incoming orders throughout the Group up 39% in the first nine months of 2006 to a total of EUR 337.7 m (1-9/2005: EUR 243.1 m). Order backlog per September 30 soared from EUR 218.4 m (September 30, 2005) to EUR 337.6 m, the highest figure in the Group’s history.

OUTLOOK Rosenbauer Group Management expects that the pattern of business for the rest of this year will be as already forecast. As announced in previous statements, a substantial proportion (around 35%) of revenues will be realised in the final quarter of 2006. For the year as a whole, Group revenues are expected to be some 10% higher (2005: EUR 321.3 m) with the result (EBIT) up by over 15% (2005: EUR 19.6 m).

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Further inquiry note:
For further information please contact:
Robert Kastil, Member of the Executive Board
Gerda Königstorfer, Investor Relations, Spokesperson
Phone: +43 732 6794-568
Mobile: +43 664 4547636

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      AT0000922554
WKN:        892502
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen:  Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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