WINCOR NIXDORF Aktiengesellschaft

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Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements
Wincor Nixdorf - right on course in first half

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Paderborn. Wincor Nixdorf AG (ISIN: DE000A0CAYB2) grew its net sales revenue to EUR 840.9 million during the first six months of fiscal 2004/2005, 14.7 % ahead of the first half last year (EUR 733.4 million), and 16.7 % ahead before taking account of exchange rate movements. Operating profit before amortization of product know-how (EBITA) increased 29.5 % to EUR 62.8 million (last year equivalent: EUR 48.5 million) and lifted the company’s return on sales 0.9 percentage points to 7.5 % (last year: 6.6 %) at the half-way mark. A major contribution to this was provided by various cost reduction programs. Net profit for the period rose to EUR 23.9 million, EUR 1.4 million ahead of this time last year (EUR 22.5 million) which in fact included a tax rebate.

This document contains forward-looking statements that are based on current estimates and assumptions made by the management of Wincor Nixdorf AG to the best of its knowledge. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, the non-occurrence or occurrence of which could cause the actual results - including the financial condition and profitability of Wincor Nixdorf - to differ materially from or be more negative than those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. This also applies to the forward-looking estimates and forecasts derived from third-party studies. Consequently, neither the Company nor its management can give any assurance regarding the future accuracy of the opinions set forth in this document or the actual occurrence of the predicted developments.

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 26.04.2005 21:00:48

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Branche: Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:      DE000A0CAYB2
WKN:        A0CAYB
Index:    Prime Standard, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade
              Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing

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