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15.03.2012 – 19:42

Villeroy & Boch AG

EANS-Adhoc: Villeroy & Boch AG
Significant increase in consolidated earnings / Dividend proposal

  ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro
  adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely
  responsible for the content of this announcement.

The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Villeroy & Boch AG today
resolved to propose the distribution of a dividend for the 2011 financial year
of EUR0.35 per ordinary share (2010: EUR0.15) and EUR0.40 per preferred share
(2010: EUR0.20) at the General Meeting of Shareholders on 16 May 2012. This
dividend proposal reflects the positive result of operations. 

In the 2011 financial year, the Villeroy & Boch Group generated revenue of
EUR743 million, an increase of 4% on the previous year´s figure of EUR714

Operating earnings (EBIT before gains on property) climbed by 17% year-on-year
to EUR28 million in 2011. In particular, the rise in revenue as against 2010 and
the reduction of production costs contributed to the improvement in earnings. 
The disposal of former plant property in Lübeck-Dänischburg generated earnings
of around EUR9 million, bringing EBIT after special income to EUR37 million.

Overall, the Group result after interest and taxes improved significantly to
EUR18 million.

The full consolidated financial statements and further information on the
"Bathroom and Wellness" and "Tableware" divisions of Villeroy & Boch AG will be
presented and explained at the annual results press conference in Frankfurt/Main
on 27 March 2012. 

Statement of comprehensive income of the Villeroy & Boch Group at a glance (EUR

            2011    2010          Change
                            in            in
                            EUR million    %
Revenue     743     714     29             4
EBIT*       28      24       4            17
EBIT        37      -49     86             /
EBT         26      -60     86             /
results     18      -63     81             /

* before special effects: 
2010: special expense due to EU antitrust fine
2011: special income due to sale of property

Further inquiry note:
Almut Hähner-Ural
Head of Public Relations Villeroy & Boch
Tel.: +49-(0) 6864 81 1397

Natascha Eichholz
Investor Relations Villeroy & Boch 
Tel.: +49-(0) 6864 81 2715

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

issuer:      Villeroy & Boch AG
             D-66693 Mettlach
phone:       +49-(0)6864-81-0
FAX:         +49-(0)6864-81-2692
sector:      Consumer Goods
ISIN:        DE0007657231
indexes:     CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, regulated
             dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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