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AGRANA's solid first half drives more optimistic outlook for full year 2015|16

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Earnings Forecast/6-month report

In the first half of 2015|16 (the six months to 31 August 2015) AGRANA achieved
operating profit (EBIT) of EUR 68.7 million (H1 prior year: EUR 87.0 million).
Group revenue in the first six months of 2015|16 was EUR 1,263.5 million, a
decrease of 1.7% from one year earlier.

While EBIT in the Sugar segment was down significantly year-on-year as a result
of the market environment, operating profit rose strongly in the Starch segment
thanks to the higher market prices for ethanol.

In view of the Group's solid first-half EBIT and the improved margin forecast in
the ethanol business, AGRANA is upgrading its guidance for EBIT in the 2015|16
financial year from "significantly" to "moderately" below the prior year.

The report on the first half of 2015|16, including further details on the
segments and the outlook for 2015|16, will be published on 8 October 2015 as

This announcement is available in German and English at

Further inquiry note:
AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG

Mag.(FH) Hannes Haider
Investor Relations
Tel.: +43-1-211 37-12905

Mag.(FH) Markus Simak
Public Relations
Tel.: +43-1-211 37-12084

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issuer:      AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
             F.-W.-Raiffeisen-Platz  1
             A-1020 Wien
phone:       +43-1-21137-0
FAX:         +43-1-21137-12926
sector:      Food
ISIN:        AT0000603709
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime
stockmarkets: Präsenzhandel: Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, official market: Wien 
language:   English

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