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04.03.2004 – 08:04

Rosenbauer International AG

euro adhoc: Rosenbauer International AG
* Revenues up by over 10 % to EUR 323.0 m * Result remains at high level * Good capacity utilisation at production facilities (E)

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In 2003, Rosenbauer achieved a continuation of the previous year's
positive earnings momentum.
At EUR 323.0 m (2002: EUR 286.5 m), Group revenues last year reached
their highest level ever. The main reasons for this increase of over
10% in revenues are the record shipments made from Austria under
major export orders, and continued revenue growth in the USA.
At EUR 19.1 m, "Profit before interest and tax" (EBIT) was down on
the previous year (2002: EUR 20.5 m); despite this, the record EBT
posted in 2002 was slightly exceeded, with year-2003 EBT improving
from EUR 15.7 m to EUR 15.8 m.
This success is primarily attributable to the restructuring and
rationalisation measures undertaken at the Austrian production
facilities, reduced financing costs, and the excellent results posted
by the subsidiaries in the USA and Spain.
EUR 300.9 m of new orders were taken throughout the Group - somewhat
below 2002's high figure of EUR 319.1 m, much of which was accounted
for by major orders.
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Key figures                  2003 (interim) 2002
Revenues               m EUR 323.0          286.5
EBIT                   m EUR 19.1           20.5
EBT                    m EUR 15.8           15.7
Workforce                    1313           1249
Incoming orders        m EUR 300.9          319.1
Order books per 31.12. m EUR 191.8          240.4
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The final figures for the 2003 financial year are to be announced on
April 23, 2004.
end of announcement        euro adhoc 04.03.2004

Further inquiry note:

Marlene Schneider

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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