Palfinger Holding AG

ots Ad hoc-Service: PALFINGER AG Record-breaking year for Palfinger AG Preliminary results for 1999 again show earnings growing faster than revenue

The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ----------------------------------------------------- Salzburg/Frankfurt am Main (ots Ad hoc-Service) - . Revenue up 24.4 percent . EBIT up 26.7 percent . Profit before tax up 32.5 percent 1999 was another record year for Vienna listed, Salzburg based Palfinger AG. In the past financial year the global market leader in truck-mounted knuckle boom cranes, and hydraulic lifting and handling systems sold a worldwide total of 13,626 cranes and systems compared with 10,392 in 1998. Revenue climbed by 24.4 percent to EUR 242.2 million (1998: EUR 194.6 mn). Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased by 26.7 percent to EUR 25.6 mn despite exceptionals in the shape of the cost of the initial public offering and the acquisiton of Guima. This corresponds to an EBIT margin of 10.6 percent. Pretax earnings outpaced revenue growth still more markedly, rising by 32.5 percent to EUR 21.6 mn in 1999 (1998: EUR 16.3 mn). Preliminary IAS consolidated retained profit for the year is EUR 13.8 mn, or EUR 1.60 per share. Preliminary Results 1999: According to IAS 1999 in 1999 in 1998 in +/- in Mio ATS Mio Euro Mio Euro Prozent Revenue 3.333 242,2 194,6 +24,2 EBIT 352,3 25,6 20,2 +26,7 Profit before 297,2 21,6 16,3 +32,5 tax Retained profit 189.9 13,8 10,6 +30,2 The Annual Report will be presented on March 28th in Vienna, AGM will be held in Salzburg on April 14th. For further information please contact Palfinger AG, Klaus Reisinger, Spokesman, +43-664-455 18 56, or Annelie Dubinin, +43-662-46 84-2274, End of message ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: Original-Content von: Palfinger Holding AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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