Rosenbauer International AG

EANS-Adhoc: Rosenbauer International AG
Group revenues reach new record high of EUR 540.0 Mio / Provision made on account of pending anti-trust proceedings reduces EBIT to EUR 29.3 Mio / Order trend still at high level

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2009 Preliminary results


Last year, Group revenues rose to a record figure of EUR 540.0 Mio, 8% up on the previous year (2008: EUR 500.3 Mio). This development was driven largely by the export business of ROSENBAUER International AG and by the US segment. Last year´s preliminary operating result (EBIT before taking account of any one- off effects) was lifted by 9% to reach the highest figure ever, EUR 43.4 Mio (2008: EUR 39.9 Mio). As in previous years, the biggest contributors to the result were the export business of ROSENBAUER International AG and the US companies.

First announced in May 2009, the investigation by the German Federal Cartel Office is still underway and encompasses all the main manufacturers of municipal fire fighting vehicles in Germany. On risk-policy grounds, Management has decided, after due consultation with legal counsel, to make a provision in an amount of EUR 15.0 Mio. This leads to an interim EBIT, after one-off effects, of EUR 29.3 Mio. A decision by the Federal Cartel Office is expected during the financial year 2010.

@@start.t2@@|KEY CORPORATE FIGURES      |            |2009          |Change in % |2008  |2007  |
|                                        |            |(interim)  |                  |         |         |
|Revenues                          |EUR Mio |540.0         |+ 8%            |500.3 |426.1 |
|EBIT before one-off         |EUR Mio |43.4          |+ 9%            |39.9  |30.8  |
|effects                            |            |                 |                  |         |         |
|EBIT after one-off          |EUR Mio |29.3          | (27%)         |39.9  |30.8  |
|effects                            |            |                 |                  |         |         |
|EBT before one-off          |EUR Mio |40.4          |+ 25%          |32.3  |25.4  |
|effects                            |            |                 |                  |         |         |
|EBT after one-off effects|EUR Mio |26.3          | (19%)         |32.3  |25.4  |
|Workforce numbers 31.12. |            |1946          |  8%            |1795  |1651  |
|Order intake                    |EUR Mio |575.9         |+ 3%            |556.7 |458.7 |
|Order backlog at 31.12.  |EUR Mio |487.2         |+ 6%            |459.2 |375.4 |

"The one-off effects (i.e. the provision made in the light of the anti-trust proceedings) ought not to have any influence on the dividend policy, and so we are aiming at a dividend of the same level as in previous years", announces Julian Wagner, President and CEO of the Executive Board of ROSENBAUER International AG.

The high volume of orders on hand at the end of 2009 means that full utilization of production capacity is assured for some time to come. Given the Group´s strong market position and the persistently good order trend, ROSENBAUER Group Management takes a very confident view of 2010.

The figures given here are based on an IFRS-compliant accounting  forecast.  The final figures for the 2009 financial year are  to  be  announced  on  April  23, 2010.@@end@@

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Rosenbauer International AG
Mag. Gerda Königstorfer
Tel.: 0732/6794-568

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

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