Rosenbauer International AG

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ROSENBAUER GROUP - Financial year 2001 (E)

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* Internationalisation and restructuring show effects * EBT nearly doubled in comparison to 2000 * Proposed dividend: EUR 1,00 per share * Expected increase in EBT for 2002

Vienna, April 25, 2002 - The Executive Board of Rosenbauer International AG presented the financial year 2001:

Rosenbauer Group                                                            2001  2000
Revenue                                                                 EUR m 273.7 287.7
EBIT                                                                      EUR m 10.1  7.0
EBT                                                                        EUR m 5.1    2.7
Cash-flow from pre-tax profit                              EUR m 7.5    1.9
Employees                                                                        1,288 1,332
Price of the Rosenbauer share (end of the year) EUR    21.0  24.0
Dividend (Proposal to the General Meeting)         EUR m 1.7    1.0
Dividend per share                                                EUR    1.0    0.6

On revenues of EUR 273.7 m (2000: EUR 287.7 m) the Group achieved EBT of EUR 5.1 m in 2001 (2000: EUR 2.7 m). The improvement of the EBT results from higher margins in the international business and a positive development of the Group companies in the USA, Singapore, Spain and Switzerland. This trend confirms the intensified internationalisation strategy of the last years.

Increase in EBT enables higher dividend The Executive Board of the Rosenbauer Group intends to propose to the General Meeting that a dividend of EUR 1.0 per share should be distributed (2000: EUR 0.6 per share). This higher dividend reflects the marked improvement in the Group’s result, and the increase that is expected in 2002. For the 1.7 m shares, the sum for distribution thus totals EUR 1.7 m (2000: EUR 1.0 m).

Record figure of orders in 2001 The volume of new orders received throughout the Group during 2001 reached the record figure of EUR 354.0 m (2000: EUR 264.3 m). Year-end order-book totals rose by 43 % from EUR 181.4 m to EUR 260.2 m.

Outlook 2002: Significant increase in revenue and EBT Having coped with the difficult year it had in 2000, and successfully completed the reorganisation of the Metz Group in 2001, the Rosenbauer Group has all the makings of a very good year ahead of it in 2002.

The positive effects from the rationalisation measures, the record volume of new orders received until year-end 2001 throughout the Group and the price quality of these orders will make possible a Group revenue in the region of EUR 300 m and a doubling of Group EBT.

Further information: Robert Kastil, Executive Vice President, Phone: +43/732/6794-570. Gerda Königstorfer, Investor Relations, Phone: +43/732/6794-568.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 25.04.2002

Further inquiry note: Marlene Schneider

Branche:        Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:            AT0000922554
WKN:              092255
Börsen:         Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse,
Handelsüberwachung der Berliner Wertpapierbörse, Wiener Börse AG

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