Rosenbauer International AG

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Annual Reports
• Revenue and EBIT once again at a high level • High capacity utilisation at the production facilities in Austria and the USA • Further increase in the Group’s revenues and earnings in 2006

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@@start.t2@@KEY FIGURES                                                                                 2005    2004
Revenue                                                                         in EUR m 321.3  299.4
EBIT                                                                              in EUR m 19.6    13.7
EBT                                                                                in EUR m 15.9    10.5
Consolidated profit                                                      in EUR m 12.0    11.7
Cash flow from operating activities                            in EUR m 21.9    16.3
Balance sheet total                                                      in EUR m 168.8  161.3
Equity in % of the balance sheet total                                      36.9 % 34.4%
Investments                                                                  in EUR m 7.9      5.6
Earnings per share                                                        EUR         4.1      5.1
Dividend per share*                                                      EUR         2.0      2.0
Employees                                                                                    1,407  1,376
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REVENUES, ORDERS AND EARNINGS SITUATION Group revenues at a high level. Group revenues rose last year to EUR 321.3 m (2004: EUR 299.4 m). Part of the increase in revenues is attributable to the US companies, which achieved growth both on the US market and in export business. Another, very significant contribution to revenue growth was made by the Group’s Spanish company.

Excellent order situation. At EUR 377.0 m (2004: EUR 337.0 m), the volume of new orders taken by the Group in 2005 was well above the level of the past two years. In the current financial year, this has led to a high degree of capacity utilisation, especially at the production facilities in Austria and the USA.

The volume of orders on hand at the year-end, EUR 243.1 m, was also well above the previous year’s level (EUR 226.1 m).

Improved earnings situation. Cost advantages resulting from larger contracts, and an excellent result in the USA, were the two main success factors underlying the 43% rise in the operating result (EBIT) to EUR 19.6 m (2004: EUR 13.7 m). The biggest contribution to the improvement in the consolidated profit was earned by the US companies (see the segment reports for more details).

The net figure of EUR 3.3 m resulting from financial expenses and income was little changed from the year before (2004: EUR 3.2 m). The profit before tax (EBT) rose to EUR 15.9 m (2004: EUR 10.5 m).

OUTLOOK Further improvement in the result. In the light of the positive impact of the reorganisation of the Karlsruhe facility, of the continued growth of the Group’s business in the USA, and of the lively demand on international markets, Management expects 2006 to bring a pronounced increase in the Group’s revenues and earnings.

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Gerda Königstorfer (Investor Relations)
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Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      AT0000922554
WKN:        892502
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen:  Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
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