BAUER Aktiengesellschaft

Standard & Poor┬ĺs raises the rating of BAUER AG

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Schrobenhausen, 02 August 2006 - The international rating agency Standard & Poor┬ĺs raised the "BB-/Watch Positive" rating for the construction and engineering corporation BAUER AG, assigned since May 2006, to "BB" with positive outlook last week. "We are happy that the good business development and our successful IPO are now also reflected in our rating", said the chairman Prof. Thomas Bauer. Standard & Poor┬ĺs states that the key reasons for raising the rating are the company┬ĺs positive business development and successful listing, together with the continuing debt reduction. The rating agency also emphasises the conservative strategy and Bauer's international leading market position as a manufacturer of machinery for specialist foundation engineering and its strong market position in specialist foundation engineering. Standard & Poor┬ĺs also notes Bauer's good geographic diversification.

About Bauer  Bauer is a global provider of construction services in specialist foundation engineering and associated segments and an international leading provider of machinery, equipment and tools for specialist foundation engineering and related services. The activities of the corporation are classified as belonging to both the construction and engineering industry segments. The construction segment includes specialist foundation engineering services and activities in environmental technology, building restoration, bridge construction and project development. In the engineering segment Bauer offers a comprehensive range of machinery, equipment and tools for specialist foundation engineering. The corporation has a global presence with its services and products through distribution companies and networks. The BAUER group benefits from the synergy between its two business segments. It enables Bauer to offer innovative and highly specialised complete solutions for demanding specialist foundation construction work. These include all necessary services and specialist machinery. Founded over 200 years ago, the BAUER corporation today achieves two-thirds of its total turnover abroad. In 2005 the group with over 5,000 employees achieved a total corporate result of 824 million Euro (compared to 664 million Euro in the previous year).

Information and explanations of the issuer regarding this ad-hoc announcement:

This publication constitutes neither an offer nor an invitation to buy or subscribe to securities. The securities offered for sale as part of the initial listing on the stock exchange have already been issued. No offer of sale of BAUER AG securities is being or has been made outside Germany. The public offer in Germany is being made solely by means, and on the basis of, the German language securities prospectus as approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) on June 16, 2006 (the "Wertpapierprospekt") and the Supplement No. 1 thereto approved by the BaFin on 27 June 2006. Printed copies of the prospectus (Wertpapierprospekt) are available gratis from 16 June 2006 on the corporate website (http://www.bauer.de), and from 19 June 2006 in printed form from the company offices as well as from the consortium of banks involved in the emission. The Supplement No. 1 approved by the BaFin is also available from 27 June 2006 from the same locations.

The information contained in this document is neither meant to be published nor distributed in the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan. This document does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in these countries or to U.S. citizens in the meaning of Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

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Further inquiry note:
Bettina Mestenhauser
Head of Corporate Communication & Investor Relations
BAUER Aktiengesellschaft
Wittelsbacherstra├če 5
86529 Schrobenhausen
Tel.:    +49 8252 97 1918
Fax:    +49 8252 97 2900
Mobile.: +49 171 755 9210
Email: Bettina.Mestenhauser@bauer.de

Branche: Construction & Property
ISIN:      DE0005168108
WKN:        516810
B├Ârsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierb├Ârse / admission applied: official
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