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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / Semperit announces results for the first quarter 2008

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quaterly report

20.05.2008

. Revenue improved by 6.4% to EUR 159,5 million

. EBIT increased disproportionately by 27.5% to EUR 16.3 million

. Positive outlook for 2008 financial year

Semperit Group continued its successful business development in the first quarter of 2008.

|                                |1-3/2007       |1-3/2008     |Change in %
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|Revenue in EUR million          |149.9          |159.5        |+6.4
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|EBIT in EUR million             |12.8           |16.3         |+27.5
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|EBT in EUR million              |14.0           |14.5         |+3.9
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|Net profit for the period in EUR|10.1           |10.5         |+3.8
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|million                         |               |             |
|

Total revenue increased in the period January to March 2008 by 6.4% year-on-
year, to EUR 159.5 million, while the earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)
rose by 27.5%, to EUR 16.3 million. In the same period, earnings before tax
climbed to EUR 14.5 million and therefore 3.9% above the previous year's level,
although the negative developments on international financial markets required
Semperit to further depreciate its financial assets. The net profit for the
period after minority interest was EUR 10.5 million.

Performance of the divisions

The Sempermed division reported a 2.7% increase in revenue in the first quarter
2008, to EUR 56.7 million, although the weak US dollar continued to result in
significant currency translation losses due to the consolidation of Semperit's 

business in euros. Earnings before tax (EBT) of the Sempermed division improved by 23.2%, to EUR 3.6 million (previous year: EUR 2.9 million).

Total revenue of the Semperflex division rose 5.1% in the first quarter, to EUR 42.9 million. Earnings before tax amounted to EUR 5.2 million, slightly below the previous year's level of 5.6 million because the increase in raw material costs could not be passed on to customers.

In the first quarter of 2008, total revenue of the Semperform division climbed 6.8%, to EUR 27.9 million. Earnings before tax rose 4.2%, to EUR 3.8 million (previous year: EUR 3.6 million).

The Sempertrans division also expanded dynamically in the first quarter of 2008. Revenues climbed by 15.1%, to EUR 32.0 million. Earnings before tax rose from EUR 3.5 million, to EUR 4.0 million.

Outlook

It is anticipated that the positive development of sales, revenues and earnings of the Semperit Group will continue in 2008. All four divisions are expected to improve their business results, based on the good level of orders at present.

The complete quaterly report is available under www.semperit.at.

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Further inquiry note:

Semperit AG Holding
Mag. Sybille Bernhardt
Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 1 79 777- 210
mailto:sybille.bernhardt@semperit.at

Branche: Synthetics & Plastics
ISIN: AT0000785555
WKN: 870378
Index: WBI, ATX Prime, ViDX
Börsen: Börse Frankfurt / stock market
Börse Stuttgart / stock market
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