Kapsch TrafficCom AG

EANS-Adhoc: Kapsch TrafficCom subscribes for new shares to get majority in South African TMT

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Company Information

09.04.2010

Vienna, April 9, 2010. Kapsch TrafficCom AG (ISIN AT000KAPSCH9), listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange in the prime market segment, indirectly subscribes for new shares in TMT Services and Supplies (Proprietary) Limited (TMT) representing 51.43% of the increased share capital of TMT. The subscription consideration is Rand 75 million (approximately EUR 7.4 million).

Among its shareholding in various subsidiaries, TMT is a 35% participant in the Electronic Toll Collection joint venture (ETC), in which Kapsch TrafficCom holds the remaining 65%, which is the venture to which the contract for the implementation and operations of a multi-lane free-flow tolling system (also known as open road tolling - ORT) in the Gauteng province (GORT system) in South Africa has been awarded to by the South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) in September 2009.

All of the existing shareholders of TMT, which includes the three founders of the company and Matemeku TMT (Proprietary) Limited, a black economic empowerment investor, will remain shareholders in TMT.

The injection of new equity into TMT and the presence of Kapsch TrafficCom as a strategic shareholder should place TMT in a strong position to take advantage of existing and upcoming opportunities that are expected to become available in the Southern African market.

TMT Services and Supplies (Proprietary) Limited is one of the leaders in the design, development, deployment, maintenance and operation of transport management solutions in South Africa. TMT commenced operations during 2003 and since then has secured a number of long-term traffic management contracts in South Africa including but not limited to speed enforcement contracts with the City of Johannesburg and Mpumalanga Province (the first end-to-end full service contract awarded at South African provincial level). The identified business sector of TMT is the provision of transport technology infrastructure, systems, solutions and related operational services, collectively known as Intelligent Transport Systems, required by all three tiers of government and in limited cases the private sector. The offering of these transport solutions includes the planning, design, development, servicing, and operation. TMT´s current focus is on the Southern African market. The TMT management team has extensive experience in traffic management, specifically in South Africa, where they have gained valuable experience over the last three decades. With its more than 400 employees, TMT generated consolidated revenues of Rand 175.6 million (approximately EUR 17.4 million) at an operating profit of Rand 40.7 million (approximately EUR 4 million) in the fiscal year 2009, ending 28 February 2009. For more information on TMT, please visit www.tmtservices.co.za.

Kapsch TrafficCom is an international supplier of innovative road traffic telematics solutions. Its principal business is the development and supply of electronic toll collection (ETC) systems, in particular for the multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) of traffic, and the technical and commercial operation of such systems. Kapsch TrafficCom also supplies traffic management systems, with a focus on road safety and traffic control, and electronic access systems and parking management. With more than 230 references in 38 countries in all 5 continents, and with more than 16 million delivered on-board units (OBUs) and 12,000 equipped lanes, Kapsch TrafficCom has positioned itself among the leading suppliers of ETC systems worldwide. Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and representative offices in 23 countries.

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This ad-hoc release constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy any securities.

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Further inquiry note:

Marcus Handl 
Investor Relations
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Tel: +43 (0) 50 811 1120
Am Europlatz 2, A-1120 Vienna, Austria
E-mail: ir.kapschtraffic@kapsch.net
www.kapschtraffic.com

Branche: Technology
ISIN: AT000KAPSCH9
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Index: Prime Market
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