voestalpine AG

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voestalpine reaching new record earnings in first nine months despite downturn in 3rd fiscal quarter

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quaterly report

25.02.2009

During the first nine months of the business year 2008/09 the voestalpine Group has been able to achieve increases in revenue and earnings over the previous year in spite of the ongoing tightening in the global economy since last autumn. Although these figures represent the company´s best-ever 9-month operating result, this development was driven by an excellent business performance in the first half year, whereas in the 3rd quarter significant impacts from the global financial crisis were clearly noticeable. The earnings of the 3rd fiscal quarter 2008/09 moreover were significantly influenced by exceptional write downs in an amount of EUR 110 m, forthcoming from globally fast declining prices of raw materials in general and alloys in particular.

Key figures of voestalpine Group

(gem. IFRS; in Mio. EUR) Q1-Q3 2007/08* Q1-Q3 2008/09 Change
                         1.4.07 -       1.4.08 -      in %
                         31.12.07       31.12.08
Revenue                  7,447.6        9,280.1       +24.6
EBITDA                   1,361.9        1,510.1       +10.9
EBITDA margin in %       18.3           16.3
EBIT                     874.6          981.8         +12.3
EBIT margin in %         11.7           10.6
Profit before tax        770.5          764.7         -0.8
Profit for the period**  611.9          606.1         -0.9
EPS (in EUR)***          3.73           3.40          -8.8 

* Last year´s figures were retrospectively adjusted ** Before minority interest and hybrid capital interest *** From continuing operations

More information on the 3rd quarter result is available on our website www.voestalpine.com or contact our Investor Relations Team +43/50304-15-9949.

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Further inquiry note:

DI Peter Fleischer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43/50304/15-9949
Fax: +43/50304/55-5581
mailto:peter.fleischer@voestalpine.com
http://www.voestalpine.com

Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN: AT0000937503
WKN: 897200
Index: WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
Börsen: Wiener Börse AG / official market

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