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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / Report January - September and Q3 2007 including interim financial statements as of September 30, 2007: Record result in Q3/07 with strong growth in all businesses

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9-month report/OMV/Oil/Gas/Austria


- Clean net income after minorities of EUR 489 mn, up 22% against Q3/06; strong contribution from Borealis and Petrol Ofisi and lower effective tax rate of 16%; clean EPS after minorities of EUR 1.64, up 22%; reported EPS up 40% to EUR 1.73 - Clean EBIT for Q3/07 of EUR 625 mn up 15% versus Q3/06; Petrom contributed EUR 180 mn - In Q4/07 we expect oil prices to remain high, while the USD is likely to be weak; refining margins will remain volatile

Third quarter 2007 (Q3/07) In Q3/07, OMV experienced a favorable crude price environment. The Brent price continued to rise, exceeding last year's high level, but the weaker USD burdened the upstream business. Refining margins fell significantly compared to Q3/06. The Group's EBIT of EUR 619 mn was 23% above the level of Q3/06. The EBIT contribution of Petrom was EUR 200 mn. Net income from associated companies increased significantly reflecting the high contribution from Borealis, as well as the good result from the Turkish marketing company, Petrol Ofisi. Net income after minorities of EUR 517 mn was 40% above last year's level. Clean EBIT rose by 15% to EUR 625 mn after excluding mainly net special charges from personnel-related costs and unscheduled depreciations which were almost fully compensated by the release of provisions for environmental obligations in Romania. Petrom's clean EBIT contribution stood at EUR 180 mn. Clean net income after minorities was EUR 489 mn and clean EPS after minorities was EUR 1.64, up 22% on Q3/06.

In Exploration and Production (E&P), clean EBIT increased by 9% compared to Q3/06, reflecting the favorable oil price environment despite the negative impact of the USD and RON exchange rates. The Group's oil and gas production amounted to 317,000 boe/d, exceeding Q3/06. Lower production in Romania and shortfalls in the UK were compensated by higher volumes in New Zealand, Libya and Yemen.

In Refining and Marketing (R&M), clean EBIT was EUR 98 mn compared to EUR 75 mn in Q3/06. The negative impact of weak refining margins was more than offset by positive inventory effects and a strong Marketing business.

In Gas, clean EBIT was boosted, up 98%, mainly by the full consolidation and strong contribution of EconGas (not included in Q3/06) and the strong logistics business, where in addition to the good storage business, increased transport capacity sold improved the result.

January - September 2007 (9m/07) Oil prices in the first nine months of 2007 were slightly higher than in the same period last year. Overall, the Group generated another strong financial performance, with EBIT exceeding 9m/06 and net income, boosted by equity income, above last year's level. The Group's EBIT of EUR 1,693 mn was 2% above the level of 9m/06; the EBIT contribution of Petrom amounted to EUR 506 mn. Net income from associated companies doubled reflecting the good performance of Borealis and the inclusion of the stake in Petrol Ofisi. Net income after minorities of EUR 1,261 mn was 16% above last year's level. Clean EBIT was broadly at last year's level, at EUR 1,689 mn after excluding exceptional income mainly from the disposal of drilling rigs by Petrom - identified as non-core assets, special income from the reversal of impairments from the oil and gas field in Kazakhstan and the release of environmental provisions in Romania as well as exceptional charges relating to asset write-offs and restructuring. Petrom's clean EBIT contribution thus stood at EUR 471 mn. Clean net income after minorities was EUR 1,241 mn and clean EPS after minorities was EUR 4.16, 12% above 9m/06.

In Exploration and Production, clean EBIT declined by 11% mainly reflecting lower volumes and the negative currency impact at Petrom, which could not be compensated by higher volumes in New Zealand and Libya. The Group's oil and gas production therefore stood at 320,000 boe/d just 1% below last year.

In Refining and Marketing, clean EBIT increased by 30%, reflecting an overall stronger margin environment in bulk refining and petrochemicals (especially in Q1/07) as well as the progress in Marketing.

In Gas, clean EBIT almost doubled mainly due to the full consolidation of EconGas (not included in 9m/06) and the significant contribution from the logistics business which was supported by increased storage utilization and higher transport capacities sold.

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Branche: Oil & Gas - Downstream activities
ISIN:      AT0000743059
WKN:        874341
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