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22.08.2003 – 09:04

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euro adhoc: Rosenbauer International AG
Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements
* Best-ever result in the first half year 2003 * EBT rose to EUR 9,9 m * Positive forecast for 2003 stands unchanged (E)

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IAS-Key figures 1st half year 2003                 1-6/2003 1-6/2002
Revenue                                            in EUR m  154.5      137.7
EBIT                                                 in EUR m  11.4        8.9
EBT                                                  in EUR m  9.9         7.0
Net profit for the period                in EUR m  4.0         1.9
Cash-flow from pre-tax profit         in EUR m  13.2        8.6
Order books as of 30.06.                 in EUR m  223.4      237.5
Order intake                                    in EUR m  134.9      134.9
Employees (30.06.)                                          1,278      1,237
Market capitalisation (30.06.)        in EUR m  56.9        47.6

On Group revenues that were up by 12% at EUR 154.5 m (1-6/2002: EUR 137.7 m), EBT was boosted from EUR 7.0 m (1-6/2002) to EUR 9.9 m.

This atypically high half-year result is primarily attributable to stepped-up shipments from the Spanish and American subsidiaries, as well as to the consequences of the ongoing rationalisation projects at the Leonding site. In the first half of 2003, for ex-ample, the EBIT of Madrid-based Rosenbauer Española rose by around 50% to EUR 2.97 m. The same period saw results in the USA improve by 62% to EUR 3.85 m.

Outlook 2003 The healthy state of the Group's order books, and the high level of capacity utilisation at its main production facilities, give Management grounds for expecting revenues to grow to over EUR 300 m (2002: EUR 286.5 m), with a result to match that posted for the 2002 Financial Year (EBT: EUR 15.7 m).

end of announcement            euro adhoc 22.08.2003

Further inquiry note: Robert Kastil, Executive Vice President, Phone: +43 732 6794-570. Gerda Königstorfer, Investor Relations, Telefon: +43 732 6794-568 or

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      AT0000922554
WKN:        092255
Index:    ATX Prime, WBI
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official dealing
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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