Eybl International AG

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Eybl International announces preliminary results for financial 2004/05

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Development partnership strategy with auto industry proves its worth in difficult times

Order intake and order book satisfactorily high

Krems, 19 May 2005 — For Eybl International, financial 2004/05 was another year characterised by total concentration on being a process oriented development partner to the automobile industry — further increases in order intake and order book confirm the correctness of our strategic positioning in the currently difficult industry environment.

The uncompromising focus on customer needs and further enhancements of process stability meant that Eybl International’s performance in 2004/05 remained generally steady. As a result of the overall business climate in the motor industry, and more particularly the downturn in the German motor industry in the fourth quarter of 2004/05, both sales and earnings declined slightly in comparison with 2003/04. Increased expenses for serial production runs in fabrication also affected profitability.

Total sales revenues for the financial year amounted to EUR 332.5m (2003/04: EUR 342.2m), with earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of EUR 10.2m (2003/04: EUR 12.3m). The net profit for the year came to EUR 7.2m (2003/04: EUR 9.0m).

These preliminary figures confirm Eybl International’s stable situation against the generally unsettling background of the automotive sector, and underline the success of the policy consistently pursued in recent years, of strategic realignment as a development partner to the automobile industry. This success is reflected in the high order intake and overall order book. Order intake in 2004/05 climbed from last year’s EUR 515m to EUR 541m, bringing the total order book to the very high level of EUR 1,311m (2003/04: EUR 1,124m).

Eybl International will publish its final results for financial 2004/05 on 27 June 2005.

Summarised preliminary results for financial 2004/05: EUR m

                         2004/05            2003/04            Changes  

Sales                    332.5                 342.2                (9.7)
EBIT                        10.2                  12.3                (2.1)
EBIT margin (%)        3.1                    3.6                (0.5)
Net profit
for the year            7.2                    9.0                (1.8)
Order intake            541                    515                26.0
Order book            1,311                 1,124              187.0

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 19.05.2005 17:17:00

Further inquiry note: Eybl International AG Investor Relations Robert Gabriel Tel.: +43 (0) 2732 881-300 Fax: +43 (0) 2732 881-79 mailto:robert.gabriel@eybl-international.com

Branche: Textiles & Clothing
ISIN:      AT0000908157
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen:  Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Wiener Börse AG / official market

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