Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG

DGAP-Adhoc: Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG: Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG increases traffic revenue

Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG  / Key word(s): Half Year Results

11.09.2013 07:00

Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 18 KR

The Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG achieved a traffic income of 5.4 million
francs in the first half of 2013, an increase of 8.1 per cent on the
previous year.

The development in passenger numbers exceeded the expectations of the
Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB), which operates between Interlaken Ost and
Grindelwald and Interlaken Ost and Lauterbrunnen. The BOB registered a
traffic increase of 2.1 per cent more person kilometres compared to the
previous year. It recorded a traffic income of 4.9 million francs, thus
achieving an increase of 10.7 per cent. The result was largely due to the
continuing high demand for the Jungfraujoch delivering a positive effect on
BOB passenger numbers.

Owing to the prolonged winter and recurrent snowfalls in spring, it was not
possible to open the Schynige Platte Railway, which accesses the Schynige
Platte excursion destination, until 8 June 2013, two weeks later than the
previous year. The railway achieved a traffic income of 0.5 million francs
in the first half year of 2013, a decrease of 10.4 per cent compared to the
first half of 2012.

The Bernese Oberland Railway recorded a loss of 0.8 million francs in the
first semester of 2013. This could be halved in comparison to the previous

The guest numbers of the Bernese Oberland Railway were also very pleasing
during the months of July and August 2013. From 1 July to 31 August, the
BOB was able to record an increase in traffic of 10.9% compared to the
previous year. During the same period, the Schynige Platte Railway recorded
a growth of 18.8% in passenger numbers.

Announcement of half-year results

The Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG publishes the results for the first semester.
The main points in brief:

                          1st Semester 13 1st Semester 12  Variation  in %
Operating revenue in CHF           14,624          13,638        986  +7.2
EBIT in TCHF                         -852          -1,653        801 +48.5
Half-year results in TCHF            -805          -1,615        810 +50.2
Person kilometres BOB          13,599,794      13,324,387    275,407  +2.1
Person kilometres SPB             164,008         226,018    -62,010 -27.4

The profit and loss account and balance can be viewed using the following

For questions:

Urs Kessler, CEO, chairman of the Management Board
+41 79 407 90 52

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Language:               English
Company:                Berner Oberland-Bahnen AG
                        Harderstrasse 14
                        3800 Interlaken
Phone:                  +41 33 828 71 11
Fax:                    +41 33 828 72 64
ISIN:                   CH0003455034
Listed:                 BX

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