SMT Scharf AG

EANS-Adhoc: SMT Scharf AG achieves significant increase in revenue and earnings in 2011, and proposes EUR 0.95 dividend

  ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro
  adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely
  responsible for the content of this announcement.

Hamm, February 6, 2012 - SMT Scharf AG (German Securities Code [WKN] 575198,
ISIN DE0005751986), technology and world market leader for rail-bound railway
systems for the mining sector, reports a further significant increase in revenue
and earnings in fiscal year 2011 on the basis of preliminary figures. Full-year
revenue for the SMT Scharf Group was up by 23% to reach EUR 82.1 million,
compared with EUR 66.7 million in the previous year. Markets outside Germany
contributed 90% to revenue, with China once again featuring as the Group's most
important market. 

Growth in operating profit (EBIT) for the SMT Scharf Group was even higher than
revenue growth, increasing to EUR 14.5 million compared to EUR 11.1 million in
the previous year. This corresponds to 31% growth, and a 17.6% EBIT margin
(previous year: 16.6%). Consolidated net income stood at EUR 10.5 million
according to preliminary figures, 31% ahead of the previous year's EUR 8.0
million. This implies EUR 2.56 earnings per share.

The Managing and Supervisory Boards intend to propose that the Annual General
Meeting resolves to distribute a EUR 0.95 dividend per share for the 2011 fiscal
year, representing a 12% increase compared to the previous year (EUR 0.85 per
share). The company plans to hold its AGM on April 25, 2012.

The company will prospectively publish its final results on March 8, 2012, on
its website within the Investor Relations area.

Issued by: SMT Scharf AG 
Römerstr. 104 
59075 Hamm 
Tel.: +49(0)2381-960212 
Fax: +49(0)2381-960311 
Sector: Mechanical engineering 
ISIN: DE0005751986 
German Securities Identification Number (WKN): 575198 
Stock exchanges: Regulated Market/Prime Standard: Frankfurt, Regulated
Unofficial Market: Berlin-Bremen, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart

Further inquiry note:
Investor Relations
cometis AG
Henryk Deter / Patrick Ortner
Tel: +49(0)611 - 205855-16
Fax: +49(0)611 - 205855-66 

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

issuer:      SMT Scharf AG
             Römerstr. 104
             D-59075 Hamm
phone:       +49(0)2381-960212
FAX:         +49(0)2381-960311
sector:      Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:        DE0005751986
indexes:     CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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