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20.10.2010 – 09:50

Basler AG

EANS-Adhoc: Basler AG
Preliminary figures for Q3-2010 - Management Board increases guidance

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- Preliminary sales Q3-2010: EUR15.8 mill. (Q3-2009: EUR8.4 mill., +88 %) - Preliminary pre-tax earnings (EBT) Q3-2010: EUR1.8 mill. (Q3-2009: EUR-0.6 mill., + EUR2.4 mill.) - 2010 sales forecast now EUR46 - 48 mill. (was EUR43 - 45 mill.) - 2010 EBT forecast now >EUR4.1 mill. (was >EUR3.5 mill.)

Ahrensburg, October 20th, 2010 - The third quarter of 2010 went better than expected for Basler AG. According to preliminary figures, sales and pre-tax earnings were significantly above previous year's levels and beyond management board's expectations.

Group sales for Q3-2010 increased to EUR15.8 mill., exceeding previous year´s level of EUR8.4 mill. by 88 %. Earnings before taxes (EBT) for the Group were EUR1.8 mill., up EUR2.4 mill. against the previous year's value of EUR-0.6 mill. The EBT-margin for the third quarter was 11,4 %.

Assuming continued market development we once again increase our guidance for the fiscal year 2010. We expect Group sales to grow to a level between EUR46 mill. and EUR48 mill. (prev. guidance: EUR43 - 45 mill.; 2009 sales: EUR33.7 mill.) at an EBT of no less than EUR4.1 mill. (prev. guidance: > EUR3.5 mill.; 2009 EBT: EUR-8.0 mill.).

The financial report for the 3rd quarter 2010 will be published on November 16th 2010.

end of announcement                               euro adhoc

Further inquiry note:

Maren Schuster
Investor Relations
Telefon: +49(0)4102 463-100

Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN: DE0005102008
WKN: 510200
Index: CDAX
Börsen: Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
Berlin / free trade
Hamburg / free trade
Stuttgart / free trade
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München / free trade

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