Mühlbauer Holding AG & Co. KGaA

ots Ad hoc-Service: Mühlbauer Holding

The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ----------------------------------------------------- Roding (ots Ad hoc-Service) - Mühlbauer completes the second quarter and the first half year 2000 with record earnings and record results. The income before taxes in comparison to the corresponding quarter of the previous year rose from EUR 3.2 million to almost EUR 5.7 million, indicating an increase of 77 percent. For the first half of 2000, the income before taxes even rose by 123 percent to almost EUR 12.9 million (previous year: EUR 5.8 million). The earnings per share show an increase in the half-year comparison by 105 percent to EUR 0.41 (previous year: EUR 0.20). The company sales, at EUR 28.4 million for the second quarter of 2000, have exceeded the comparable value of the previous year (EUR 16 million) by 77 percent. Compared to the first half year 1999 (EUR 28.2 million), the company sales have increased by almost 80 percent to EUR 50.5 million. Based on the undiminished demand in the second half of 2000 for turnkey solutions for the production of SmartCards, SmartLabels and LEDs - from July 1 to August 4, Mühlbauer registered orders valuing over EUR 15 million and thus 58 percent more than in the respective weeks of the previous year - CEO Josef Mühlbauer has raised his turnover goal for the current business year from original EUR 85 million by EUR 15 million to EUR 100 million. In comparison to the complete 1999 business year, this means an increase in turnover of over 40 percent (previous year: 32 percent). At this, Mühlbauer continues to focus on internal growth. You will find the complete quarterly report with detailed information on www.muehlbauer.de. End ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: http://recherche.newsaktuell.de Original-Content von: Mühlbauer Holding AG & Co. KGaA, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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