Nordex SE

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Earnings Forecast
Nordex updates 2008 EBIT forecast to plus 50% • Revenue projection unchanged at EUR 1.1 billion • Start-up costs in new markets weigh on 2008 • Higher expenditure planned for setting up structures overseas

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On the basis of the monthly financial statements for fiscal 2008 the Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) is updating its projections for the current financial year. According to these, the Group is remaining with its revenue target of EUR 1.1 billion for the year as a whole (previous year: EUR 747 million), which equates to an increase of 47%. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) are to increase by at least 50% to between EUR 60 million and EUR 66 million (previous year: EUR 40 million). For return on sales this means an increase to between 5.5 and 6.0% (previous year: 5.4%) Nordex had originally projected a return of 7.0% for 2008.

The principal cause for the new forecast is to be found in start-up costs for setting up international structures. For instance, the company expects higher expenditure than initially calculated for handling the large volume of wind farm projects planned in the United Kingdom and Italy in the second quarter. Furthermore, the Group plans to invest more heavily in setting up the structures of its subsidiaries overseas.

The Supervisory Board has now reorganised responsibilities within the Management Board. Production is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while the Board member for Sales and Marketing is now in charge of project management.

According to provisional information, revenues increased further in the second quarter compared to the starting period. Profitability will probably stand at the level of the first quarter of 2008.

In his telephone conference today (at 12:00 CET) the CEO will explain the new guidance and be available for questions.

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Further inquiry note:

Ralf Peters
Head of Corporate Communication
Tel.: +49 (0)40 50098 522

Branche: Alternative energy
ISIN: DE000A0D6554
WKN: A0D655
Index: Midcap Market Index, TecDAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share,
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Börsen: Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
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