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15.05.2007 – 07:19

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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet
SALZGITTER AG: Outstanding start into the new financial year 2007

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3-month report/First Quarter 2007
Thanks to the robust constitution of the global economy and the 
sustained upswing in Germany and Europe, demand for steel and tubes 
products continued to run at a high level, also in the first quarter 
of 2007. Buoyed by these excellent general conditions, the Salzgitter
Group set new record figures in Group sales and operating profit for 
a 3-month period in the first quarter of 2007.
Consolidated external sales increased by 20 % to EUR 2.38 billion 
(first quarter of 2006: EUR 1.98 billion). Profit before tax stood at
EUR 325.4 million (EBT in the first quarter of 2006: EUR 50.2 
million; comparable operating EBT: EUR 198.9 million). Profit after 
tax came to EUR 196.6 million in the first quarter of 2007 (first 
quarter of 2006: EUR 35.7 million); earnings per share are calculated
at EUR 3.41 (first quarter of 2006: EUR 0.62). Return on capital 
employed (ROCE) stood at 30.8 % (first quarter of 2006: 8.8 %).
External sales by Division (EUR million):
Q1 2007 (Q1 2006)
Steel                    723     (607)
Tubes                    428     (398)
Trading                1,075     (866)
Services                 131      (93)
Others/Consolidation      25      (20)
Group                  2,381   (1,983)
Earnings before tax by Division (EUR million):
Q1 2007 (Q1 2006)
Steel                  181.5   (104.3)
Tubes                   65.5    (62.2)
Trading                 64.8    (30.1)
Services                 8.1     (5.7)
Others/Consolidation     5.6  (-152.3)
Group                  325.4    (50.2)
All in all, on the basis of currently available information and in 
view of expectations of the development of the procurement and sales 
markets, as well as of the general conditions, and taking account of 
the effects of the Profit Improvement Program, we expect the 
Salzgitter Group to generate a pre-tax profit of around one billion 
euro in the ongoing financial year.
Express reference is made to the fact that opportunities and risks 
arising from currently unforeseeable trends in sales prices, input 
materials and capacity level developments, as well as changes in the 
currency parity, may considerably affect performance in the course of
the remaining financial year 2007. The resulting fluctuation in the 
consolidated pre-tax result may, as experience has shown, be within a
considerable range.
For further details, please see the press release and the Interim 
Report ( published today.
end of announcement                               euro adhoc 15.05.2007 06:43:04

Further inquiry note:

Bernhard Kleinermann
Tel.: +49 (0) 5341-21-3783

Branche: Iron & Steel
ISIN: DE0006202005
WKN: 620200
Index: MDAX, CDAX, HDAX, Midcap Market Index, Classic All Share,
Prime All Share
Börsen: Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing/prime standard
Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
Bayerische Börse / free trade
Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / official dealing

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