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• High capacity utilisation in Austria and USA • Rising demand in international export business • Ground-breaking ceremony for the new logistics centre • Last year’s

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The Rosenbauer Group’s business continued to develop very satisfactorily in the third quarter of 2005. This year has been characterised by comparatively high capacity utilisation, the dynamic development of the Group’s US companies, and rising demand in international export business.

KEY FIGURES                                                        1-9/2005 1-9/2004
Revenue                                                    in mEUR 211.8      216.5
EBIT                                                         in mEUR 9.7         8.0
EBT                                                          in mEUR 7.8         6.0
Profit after tax                                      in mEUR 5.8         4.0
Consolidated profit                                 in mEUR 2.2         1.6
Net cash flow from operating activities in mEUR (4.0)      (8.1)
Investments                                              in mEUR 3.9         3.4
Order backlog as at 30.09.                      in mEUR 218.4      203.2
Order intake                                            in mEUR 243.1      247.9
Employees                                                          1,407      1,365
Market capitalization as at 30.09.         in mEUR 102.9      80.6

Ground-breaking ceremony for the new logistics centre A result of the past few years’ international sales successes, the huge growth in production volumes at the Leonding site has led to an increasingly strained space situation, particularly in the production field. At the beginning of 2005, work commenced on implementing a new zoning plan for the Leonding site.

The ground-breaking ceremony for the new building took place in August 2005, and completion is scheduled for early in 2006. Relocation of all warehousing, and rearrangement of the new production space thereby freed up, will be carried out by the end of the 3rd quarter of 2006.

REVENUE AND RESULTS TRENDS The Group posted revenues of EUR 211.8 m in the first three quarters of 2005 (1-9/2004: EUR 216.5 m). Revenues in the US segment climbed by around 40% to EUR 71.6 m (1-9/2004: EUR 51.1 m) on the back of stepped-up shipments under the US Army order for a total of 170 vehicles. At EUR 119.6 m (1-9/2004: EUR 126.5 m), the Austrian companies’ revenues fell short of planned levels, owing to the deferral of certain shipments.

Despite this slightly reduced Group revenue figure, the profit from operations (EBIT) rose from EUR 8.0 m (1-9/2004) to EUR 9.7 m, on account of the improved margins achieved in international export business, and thanks to positive developments at the Group’s American companies. EBT increased correspondingly, from EUR 6.0 m (1-9/2004) to EUR 7.8 m.

OUTLOOK Despite the outlays for the restructuring of Metz Aerials in Karlsruhe, Management expects that the positive results trend now being experienced in international export orders, and the dynamic development of the US companies, will take Group revenues above the EUR 299.4 m achieved in 2004, and that last year’s EBT of EUR 10.5 m will be exceeded by more than 10%.

end of announcement                                                 euro adhoc 25.11.2005 07:30:00

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Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      AT0000922554
WKN:        892502
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen:  Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
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