Rosenbauer International AG

EANS-Adhoc: ROSENBAUER Group Revenues (+ 17%) and EBIT (+ 30%) up once again Dividend raised from 0.7 EUR to 0.8 EUR per share Further rise in revenues and earnings expected in 2009

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24.04.2009

|KEY FIGURES                     |       |2008     |2007     |Changes    |
|Revenue                         |EUR Mio|500.3    |426.1    |+ 17%      |
|EBIT                            |EUR Mio| 39.9    | 30.8    |+ 30%      |
|EBT                             |EUR Mio| 32.3    | 25.4    |+ 27%      |
|Consolidated profit             |EUR Mio| 25.1    | 19.9    |+ 26%      |
|Cashflow from operating         |EUR Mio| 20.4    | 24.1    |(15%)      |
|activities                      |       |         |         |           |
|Total assets                    |EUR Mio|251.0    |228.8    |+ 10%      |
|Equity in % of total assets     |       | 36.7%   | 31.8%   |+ 15%      |
|Investments                     |EUR Mio| 12.2    |  7.1    |+ 72%      |
|Earnings per share              |EUR    |  2.9    |  2.2    |+ 32%      |
|Dividend per share              |EUR    |  0.8 1) |  0.7    |+ 14%      |
|Employees as at Dec 31          |       |1,795    |1,651    | + 9%      |
|Order intake                    |EUR Mio|556.7    |458.7    |+ 21%      |
|Order backlog as at Dec 31      |EUR Mio|459.2    |375.4    |+ 22%      |
1) Proposal to the Annual General Meeting

Group revenues rose last year to EUR 500.3 Mio (2007: EUR 426.1 Mio). At EUR
74.2 Mio, the increase in revenues - achieved solely through organic growth -
was by far the highest in the company's entire history. This development was
driven largely by the export business of ROSENBAUER International AG and by the
German segment.

Last year's operating result (EBIT) was lifted by 30% to reach the highest
figure ever, EUR 39.9 Mio (2007: EUR 30.8 Mio). The main earnings drivers were
ROSENBAUER International AG, with yet another improvement in its export
performance, and the US companies. The strategic goal of increasing the EBIT
margin year by year was also achieved in 2008, with the EBIT margin improving
from 7.2% (2007) to 8.0%.

Outlook: The program to expand the Group's manufacturing capacity which began in
2008 will be pursued with undiminished vigor in 2009. The planned investment
outlays of around EUR 12 Mio will be considerably more than the probable
depreciation charges during the same period. This program of investment focuses
on expanding capacity at the Leonding and Neidling facilities in Austria. Extra
assembly lines will be built here for vehicle production, as will be improved
customer and service zones.

Management is expecting a continuation of the past few years' trend through 2009
as well. On the basis of the large volume of order backlog, the positive
development in the Group's revenues and EBIT may be expected to continue. 
end of announcement                               euro adhoc
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Further inquiry note:

Rosenbauer International AG
Mag. Gerda Königstorfer
Tel.: 0732/6794-568
gerda.koenigstorfer@rosenbauer.com

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN: AT0000922554
WKN: 892502
Index: WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen: Börse Berlin / free trade
Börse Stuttgart / free trade
Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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