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24.08.2007 – 08:59

Rosenbauer International AG

euro adhoc: Rosenbauer International AG
quarterly or semiannual financial statement
ROSENBAUER GROUP Growth in international business and in the USA Revenues and EBIT increased by 21% Excellent order trend underpinned by leading market position ...

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6-month report


Leonding, August 24, 2007:

@@start.t2@@|KEY FIGURES                                    |          |1-6/2007 |1-6/2006 |Changes in |
|                                                      |          |              |              |%                |
|Revenue                                          |EUR Mio|178.4      |147.5      |+ 21%         |
|EBIT                                                |EUR Mio|8.8         |7.3         |+ 21%         |
|EBT                                                 |EUR Mio|6.1         |5.7         |+ 7%          |
|Consolidated profit1)                    |EUR Mio|4.7         |4.3         |+ 9%          |
|Cash flow from operating                |EUR Mio|(38.0)    |(35.7)    |-                |
|activities                                      |          |              |              |                 |
|Total assets                                  |EUR Mio|265.9      |225.0      |+ 18%         |
|Investments                                    |EUR Mio|3.4         |4.8         | (29%)        |
|Earnings per share (before share  |EUR      |1.6         |1.5         |+ 7%          |
|split)                                            |          |              |              |                 |
|Employees (average)                        |          |1,527      |1,428      | + 7%         |
|Order intake                                  |EUR Mio|224.5      |220.0      |+ 2%          |
|Order backlog as at June 30          |EUR Mio|391.4      |310.5      |+ 26%         |
1) Consolidated profit before profits/losses on minority interest

REVENUE AND RESULTS TRENDS The first half of 2007 was marked by further growth for the  Rosenbauer  Group, with striking improvements in both  revenues  and  the  result.  Group  revenues surged by 20.9% over the first half of 2006, reaching EUR 178.4 Mio (1-6/2006: EUR 147.5 Mio). International export business  and  US  sales  were  once  again the  main drivers of  corporate  growth.  In  tandem  with  the  surge  in revenues,  the operating result (EBIT) also climbed by 20.5%, to EUR 8.8 Mio (1-6/2006: EUR 7.3 Mio), while at 4.9%, profitability (the EBIT margin) remained at last year's level.

Due to the increased borrowing required  for  fulfilling  the  large  volume  of order backlog, and to the upward trend in interest rates, the finance cost  item deteriorated to EUR -2.6 Mio (1-6/2006: EUR -1.7 Mio). This  brought  EBT  for the  first half of this year to EUR 6.1 Mio (1-6/2006: EUR 5.7 Mio).

Most shipments in the fire-equipment sector tend to take  place  in  the second half of the year; indeed, the lion's share of both revenues and  the result  is not earned until the last few months of the financial year.

Quarter-on-quarter comparison of the revenues  and  results  shows  that  -  for industry-specific reasons - these both increase during the course of  the  year. Both the 2nd quarter revenues of EUR 102.4 Mio (1-3/2007: EUR 76.0 Mio) and the operating result (EBIT) of EUR 7.1 Mio (1-3/2007: EUR 1.7 Mio) were considerable increases  on  the 1st quarter figures.

ORDERS At EUR 224.5 Mio (1-6/2006: EUR 220.0 Mio), order intake in the Group once again  reached a record level in the first half of the year. This increase  is mainly  due  to international project business. Owing to the  very  substantial volume  of  new orders taken in the past twelve months, order backlog as at June 30,  2007  rose to EUR 391.4 Mio (December 31, 2006: EUR 354.1 Mio; June 30, 2006: EUR 310.5 Mio).  The  result is a continuation of the high levels of capacity utilization in all the  Group's production companies.

OUTLOOK On the strength of the past few months' extremely positive  order  trend  - and provided that the high shipment volumes can be fulfilled  according  to plan  - the 2007 financial year is set to be a record year, despite  the likelihood  of the growth rates for 2007 as a whole  displaying  somewhat flatter  tendencies. Given the high degree of capacity utilization at the production  companies,  the composition of the  order  backlog,  and  timely availability  of  chassis  and production materials, the Management of the Rosenbauer  Group  expects  2007  to bring a rise of at least 10% in revenues and EBIT.@@end@@

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ots Originaltext: Rosenbauer International AG
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Further inquiry note:
Rosenbauer International AG
Mag. Gerda Königstorfer
Tel.: 0732/6794-568

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      AT0000922554
WKN:        892502
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen:  Börse Berlin / free trade
              Börse Stuttgart / free trade
              Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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