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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet / conwert with strong operating development in the financial year 2007

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conwert with strong operating development in the financial year 2007

+ Record levels for all financial indicators 2007: Revenues EUR 363.11 million (+37 %), EBIT EUR 172.53 million (+65 %) + Cash inflows (FFO after financial results) up 65 % to EUR 62.41 million + Organic growth of rental income by 10 % in like-for-like portfolio + Property assets expanded by 40 % to EUR 2.35 billion, Net asset value (NAV)/share +12 % to EUR 16.25 + Excellent financing structure with 48 % equity and low interest on borrowed capital (average: 5.2 %) + Organic growth in property investments and property services

Vienna, 31 March 2008. conwert Immobilien Invest SE, which is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, completed the financial year 2007 with record levels for all company indicators.

The conwert property indicators showed a significant improvement: property assets rose 40 % to EUR 2.35 billion, total usable space to 1,896,900 sqm (2006: 1,322,400 sqm). At the end of the financial year, the property portfolio comprised 1,590 properties with 23,283 rental units and 6,832 parking spaces, following 981 properties with 15,376 rental units and 4,298 parking spaces in the previous year.

+ Strong development of rental income and proceeds on sale Rental income rose by 38 % to EUR 109.49 million. The strong performance in the area of rental income is reflected above all in a like-for-like analysis of the divisions primarily keyed to letting (analyses based on an unchanged property portfolio at year-end 2006): In this unchanged portfolio, rental income grew 10 %.

Proceeds from the sale of properties were up 36 % to EUR 252.47 million. The profit from the sale of properties amounted to EUR 38.78 million compared to the IFRS values, on a cash basis in comparison to acquisition cost even to EUR 53.86 million. Profit margin was 18 % on the revalued IFRS amounts and 27 % cash margin on acquisition costs.

Total revenues increased by 37 % to EUR 363.11 million.

+ Record earnings figures The operating result (EBIT) rose by 65 % to EUR 172.53 million. At EUR 97.84 million, the revaluation of property assets totalled 4.2 % in the financial year 2007. Since foundation of the company, the cumulative net revaluation of the current portfolio totalled to EUR 109.27 million.

Despite a significantly higher financing volume the financial results, at EUR -27.37 million (2006: EUR -27.39 million), remained largely unchanged so that the earnings before taxes (EBT) increased by 88 % to EUR 145.15 million. Profit for the year after minority interests rose by 122 % to EUR 114.93 million.

conwert significantly increased earnings, in particular also on a cash basis, in comparison with the previous year. Funds from operations (FFO after financial results), which do not take into account revaluation gains on an EBT basis, were up 65 % to EUR 62.41 million*. Cash profit, which as net cash earnings deducts actual income taxes paid from FFO, rose to EUR 60.10 million, up 60 % on the figure of the previous year.

+ 48 % Equity ratio and 12 % NAV increase The equity of conwert was increased to EUR 1,407 million. The equity ratio was 48 % at the balance sheet date. The average interest rate on non-current liabilities amounted to 5.2 % in the financial year 2007.

The net asset value (NAV) per share also developed very positively, rising 12 % to EUR 16.25 per share in 12 months. The adjusted NAV per share, which also takes into account hidden reserves in the property portfolio and deferred taxes, equalled EUR 20.78 per share (2006: EUR 19.19 per share).

+ Growth strategy continued With the strategic repositioning in 2007, conwert set the course for further, organic growth. In the investment segment of business, conwert will continue to expand its property portfolio in Austria, Germany and the CEE region through selective acquisition and increase the value through modernisation and development measures. The ongoing trading activities will also generate attractive cash flows in the future and strengthen the internal financing power for further projects in the long term. Activities in the property service segment will concentrate on the integration of the newly acquired companies and realisation of synergies and cost savings as well as the expansion of business with external customers. Plans call for an increase in the property portfolio to approx. EUR 2.5 - 2.6 billion during 2008 as well as growth of roughly 10 - 15 % from property services.

conwert has sufficient funds to finance these planned projects. Both the investment segment and the service segment will make a positive contribution to the revenue and earnings development so that conwert expect earnings figures to significantly exceed those of the previous year. Based on this development, conwert expects a further increase in the substance value of the company as in previous years.

* The calculation of funds from operations (FFO) was changed in annual reporting in order to provide a better presentation of the actual cash earnings of conwert: previously, the calculation of FFO was based on EBIT (i.e. before financial results), whereas it is based on EBT now (i.e. after financial results). Therefore, the value shown is not comparable to the figures of the quarterly reports 2007. Comparable FFO before financial results amounted to EUR 89.78 million in 2007 (2006: EUR 65.14 million).

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                                                                            2007                2006         Change
Rental income                              EUR mill.        109.49              79.54            38 %
Proceeds from the sale
of properties                            EUR mill.        252.47            185.46            36 %
Other revenues                            EUR mill.          1.16                    -                 -
Revenues                                      EUR mill.        363.11            265.00            37 %
EBITDA                                         EUR mill.         75.53              59.18            28 %
Earnings before interest
and tax (EBIT)                          EUR mill.        172.53            104.42            65 %
FFO (Funds from Operations)**    EUR mill.         62.41              37.75            65 %
Cash Profit***                            EUR mill.         60.10              37.61            60 %
Equity                                         EUR mill.    1,407.25            857.99            64 %
Equity ratio                                 %                      47.7                44.6              7 %
Gearing                                         %                      85.8                94.7              9 %

Key Property Figures
Number of objects                         No.                 1,590                 981            62 %
Rental units                                 No.                23,283            15,376            51 %
Parking spaces                              No.                 6,832              4,298            59 %
Total usable space                        sqm          1,896,898        1,322,412            43 %
Property assets                            EUR mill.  2,345.25         1,673.37            40 %

Key Stock Exchange Figures
Basic earnings/share                    EUR                  1.46                0.97            51 %
Diluted earnings/share                 EUR                  1.44                0.97            48 %
Adjusted earnings/share****         EUR                  1.82                1.44            26 %
Book value/share                          EUR                 16.25              14.49            12 %
Adjusted NAV/share*****                EUR                 20.78              19.19              8 %
Funds from Operations/share         EUR                  0.79                0.71            11 %
Price/earnings ratio                    Year-end          8.23              16.91            51 %
Price / adjusted earnings ratio  Year-end          6.62              11.39            42 %

** FFO: EBT - net gain on the adjustment of fair value + cashgains on the sale of properties in relation to IFRS gains on sale *** Cash Profit: FFO after the deduction of actual income taxes paid **** Earnings per share only taking into account actual income taxes paid ***** Book value per share including hidden reserves in the property portfolio and deferred taxes@@end@@

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Branche: Real Estate
ISIN:      AT0000697750
WKN:        069775
Index:    WBI
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