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15th Annual General Meeting of Binder+Co AG approves a dividend of EUR 0.80 per share

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Penetration of new market and customer segments proceeds as planned

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15th Annual General Meeting of Binder+Co AG approves a dividend of EUR 0.80 per

Penetration of new market and customer segments proceeds as planned  

Gleisdorf/Vienna, April 10, 2014

As anticipated, Binder+Co AG shareholders took positive note of the 2013
financial statements presented at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting. In an
increasingly problematic business environment, the Gleisdorf-based processing,
environmental and packaging technology specialist was able to raise its sales
revenues in 2013 by 6.7% to EUR 93.04 million. However, at EUR 5,39 million,
EBIT was 35.9% down on the preceding year as a result of increased competitive
pressure and the initial losses incurred at subsidiaries in the development
phase. In view of low-key demand, order intake was also 9.1% lower than in 2012
and stood at EUR 89.53 million. Nonetheless, at the beginning of 2014, Binder+Co
had a solid order backlog of EUR 36.59 million for both the current and
subsequent years.    

Following the approval granted by yesterday’s Annual General Meeting, Binder+Co
will pay its shareholders a dividend of EUR 0.80 per share for 2013 (2012: EUR
1.10). The ex-dividend date is April 15, 2014, and the dividend payment date
April 18, 2014. 

Management Board member Karl Grabner: “Although market conditions continue to be
problematic, during 2013 we were again able to tap into important new branches
and markets. Other significant highlights included the start of operations at
our new location in China, the enlargement of our plant in Gleisdorf and the
expansion of our product range. We have thus generated significant impulses for
the medium- and long-term growth of our group and with the agreed dividend we
have once more underlined our commitment to offer our shareholders reasonable
participation in the success of the company. Nonetheless, through the reduction
as compared to 2012, we have also taken the lower results into account.”    

The AGM also approved the election of Mag. iur. Hubertus Nikolaus Schaschl, MSc
to the Supervisory Board. He succeeds DDr. Erhard Schaschl, who with the end of
yesterday’s meeting relinquished his Supervisory Board mandate. Mag. iur.
Hubertus Nikolaus Schaschl, MSc was therefore appointed to the Supervisory Board
until the end of the Annual General Meeting that agrees the discharge for the
2015 financial year.  

In addition, the Management Board reported on the buy-back of own shares, which
are offered to all company employees and members of the Management Board in the
course of a stock option programme. To date, 129,914 shares, or 3.46% of share
capital, have been repurchased. Following the exercise of the entitlements from
the stock option programme amounting to 44,366 shares, as at the closing date of
April 9, 2014, Binder+Co holds a total of 85,548 own shares, or 2.28% of stock. 

The Binder+Co Group
Binder+Co is a specialist in the field of processing, environmental and
packaging technology and the world market leader in the screening and glass
recycling segments. The company was listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange at the
end of 2006 and is now part of the Third Market in the mid market segment. The
Binder+Co Group consists of Binder+Co AG, the three fully owned subsidiaries
Comec-Binder S.r.l., Bublon GmbH and Binder+Co Machinery (Tianjin) Ltd., as well
as the Statec Binder GmbH joint venture (50.7%). In 2010, Binder+Co was awarded
the Austrian National Innovation Prize for its successful implementation of
inventive capacity. Moreover, in 2011 it received both the Austrian National
Prize for Work Safety for its introduction of special safety measures for
apprentices, and the Best Open Innovator Award of the Zeppelin University
Friedrichshafen as the top SME in the D-A-CH region. In 2012, the company was
also presented with the TRIGOS Styria in the Ecology category for its efforts in
the resource conservation area.

Further inquiry note:
Karl Grabner, Member of the Management Board
Phone: +43/3112/800-363

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issuer:      Binder+Co Aktiengesellschaft
             Grazerstraße  19-25
             A-8200 Gleisdorf
phone:       +43 3112 800-363
FAX:         +43 3112 800-320
sector:      Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:        AT000BINDER3
indexes:     mid market
stockmarkets: Third Market: Wien 
language:   English

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