Bene wins major projects in the Persian Gulf - Total order volume of EUR 3.8 million.

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Waidhofen/Ybbs (euro adhoc) - Vienna, September 16, 2008. In the second quarter of 2008/09, the Vienna Prime Market listed Bene AG could acquire two further major orders. The full-range supplier for office and working environments from Waidhofen/Ybbs will furnish two commercial banks in Dubai (UAE) and Doha (Qatar) with high quality products.

On a first order base, Bene will provide the newly established regional headquarters of Barclays Bank in Dubai (UAE) with about 1100 modern work stations and furnish conference and meeting rooms. The total order volume amounts to about EUR 2.4 million. In the course of the regional expansion of the Barclays Bank more projects are possible.

The Barclays-Group ranks among the worldwide largest and oldest financial institutions and is active as retail and commercial bank. Nowadays, Barclays employs about 147.000 persons in 50 countries.

Furthermore, Bene´s performance convinced the regional Al-Khaliji Bank in Doha (Qatar). After several orders for branches of the bank in the last year, Bene could now acquire an order for the furnishing of the Al-Hhaliji headquarters. The order volume amounts to about EUR 1.4 million and includes most modern equipment for about 300 work stations. Bene is confident to accompany the Al-Khaliji Bank on her future expansion.

The Al-Khaliji Bank is the youngest financial institution of the region. Founded in 2007, the Bank focuses on countries in the Persian Gulf region. Currently the institute employs about 500 persons.

"Being successful on this international level and with such top customers requires highest professionalism of our employees at the site and in the headquarters in Waidhofen/Ybbs. We are proud and very optimistically look forward to our company´s future in the Middle East", says Roland Marouschek, Member of the Management Board of the Bene AG.

About Bene. Bene is convinced that there is a clear connection between the design of office and work environments, corporate culture and the success of a company. Bene´s concepts, products and services put this philosophy into reality. Development, design and production as well as consulting and sales are covered under one roof. With 78 sites in 30 countries and 1,457 employees worldwide, Bene offers its customers regional access to all of its services. In the business year 2007/08, consolidated sales of the Bene Group amounted to EUR 252.5 million. Bene is market leader in Austria and number six in Europe.

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