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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / Kapsch TrafficCom AG: first quarter of fiscal year 2007/08 Not for publication in the United States of America, Canada, Australia and Japan

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Vienna, 27 August 2007 - Kapsch  TrafficCom  AG  (ISIN  AT000KAPSCH9) showed  a significant improvement in respect of both revenues and earnings  in  the  first quarter of the fiscal year 2007/08 which ended on 30 June 2007.

Significant increase in both revenues and earnings The start of operations of phase I of the nationwide  truck  tolling  system  in the Czech Republic on 1 January 2007  and  a  high  level  of   components  sales resulted in a significant  increase  of  total   revenues,  which  were  EUR 33.8 million in the first three  months   of  the  current  fiscal  year  compared  to EUR 27.3 million in the same period last year, which  is  an  increase  by  24%. Thereof, the RSP  segment  (Road  Solution  Projects)  contributed  revenues  of EUR 7.3 million, or 21.6% (Q1 2006/07: EUR 7.6 million).  As  a   result  of  the start of commercial operations and  the  components   sales  of  phase I  of  the nationwide truck tolling system  in  the Czech  Republic  in  combination  with follow-up business in Chile Kapsch TrafficCom's SEC  segment  (Services,  System Extensions and Components Sales) revenues  increased  by  more  than  47%,  from EUR 15.9 million to EUR 23.4  million  (equal  to  a  contribution  of   the  SEC segment of 69.2% to total revenue). With EUR 3.2 million   (Q1  2006/07:  EUR 3.9 million) the third segment, OTH, (Others) accounted for 9.5% of total revenue.

Kapsch TrafficCom's first quarter adjusted  EBITDA  (earnings  before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) increased  from  EUR 4.0  million  in  the first quarter of the fiscal year 2006/2007  to EUR 5.3  million  (or  by  34%). Adjusted EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) increased by 46%  to  EUR 4.4 million (compared to EUR 3.0 million in Q1 2006/07).

The adjusted EBIT for the RSP segment was EUR 0.1 million. The EBIT   decline  in this segment is largely attributable to preparatory work for  the  participation in tenders for upcoming large-scale projects in Central and Eastern Europe.  The additional  transaction  volume   of  the  operations,  service  and    components business resulted in an increase of the SEC segment's EBIT by 77.3%  to  EUR 3.9 million. The OTH segment improved its EBIT by EUR 0.2 million due  to  a   break- even result.

Kapsch TrafficCom's profit before tax increased from EUR 3.1 million to  EUR 4.0 million. Profit after tax increased from EUR 2.2 million to EUR 2.9 million  and the profit for the period went up from EUR 1.8 million to EUR 2.9 million.

Financial condition As a result of its successful IPO, Kapsch TrafficCom AG's balance  sheet  as  at 30 June 2007 has undergone material changes. The IPO resulted in  a  significant improvement in the liquidity position (cash and  cash  equivalents  of  EUR 69.9 million greatly exceed the financial  liabilities  of  EUR 28.2   million,  which were reduced in the first three  months  of  the   fiscal  year  2007/2008).  The Group's liquid assets have increased by EUR 49.5 million due to  the  successful public offering,  despite a  reduction  of  financial  liabilities  by  EUR 4.5 million and of current liabilities by EUR 8.4 million.

Equity increased to EUR 106.7 million, equal to an  equity  ratio  of 39%.  The Group's total assets amount of the balance sheet rose to EUR 275.8 million.

Outlook Assuming positive macroeconomic developments and based on the growing  interest worldwide in toll systems solutions and traffic telematics,  the  management  of Kapsch TrafficCom view its future prospects optimistically.

The quarterly report for the first quarter of the fiscal  year   2007/08  can  be downloaded at at the Investor Relations Side.

Kapsch TrafficCom is  an  international  supplier  of  innovative   road  traffic telematics systems,  products  and  services.  Its   principle  business  is  the development  and  supply  of  electronic toll  collection  (ETC)  systems,    in particular MLFF  (multi-lane   free-flow)  ETC systems,  and  the  technical  and commercial operation of such systems. Kapsch TrafficCom  also  supplies  traffic management systems, with a  focus  on  road  safety  and  traffic   control,  and electronic access systems and parking management. With more than  100  installed toll  systems  in  26  countries  in   Europe,  Australia,  Latin  America,    the Asian/Pacific region and South Africa, and more than nine  million  transponders

and 11,000 equipped lanes Kapsch TrafficCom  has  positioned  itself  among  the market leaders in ETC systems worldwide. Kapsch TrafficCom is  headquartered  in Vienna,  Austria,  and  has  subsidiaries  and  representative  offices  in    18 countries.

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Marcus Handl
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Kapsch TrafficCom AG
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