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  • Revenues increased by 8,7% to EUR 18,6 million
  • Turnover of investments in revenue increased to 493%
  • EBIT amounts to EUR 1,83 million as per September 30th 2008
  • 11 consecutive quarters of showing profit
  • Start of the buyback of own shares in the fourth quarter, publication of the buyback program according to § 5 subparagraph 1 VeröffentlichungsVO (= Austrian regulation of publications) follows on December 10th 2008

In EUR 000s

01-09 2008 01-09 2007

Revenues 18.595| 17.112|
EBIT 1.836| 2.580| _______________________________________________

JoWooD Productions Software AG increased its revenues of the first 9 months by 8,7% to EUR 18,6 million.

EBIT for the first 9 months of FY 2008 amounts to EUR 1,8 million. Because of the focus on distribution titles on console and PC in the third quarter (75% of the Q3 lineup consists of distribution titles), an increase of distribution costs has been registered. In the third quarter, no titles in the scope of core brands (= publishing titles) have been released.

With significantly reduced investment risk (as per September 30th 2008, 13,6% of the total equity have been invested, previous reference period: 18,1%), the turnover of investments in revenues have been increased to 493%, i.e. the total investment volume has been turned over approximately 5 times, whereas investments of the previous year´s reference period turned over approx. 3,7 times.
The cost-conscious investment policy combined with the strong distribution network enables an increase in revenues with a lower investment volume.

Additionally, the invested funds have been spread on a significantly higher amount of titles and multiple, widespread and established console platforms (Nintendo® Wii™, Nintendo® DS™).

The following titles were released in the third quarter:

The Guild 2 " Kings' Edition" (PC)
SpellForce 2 "Heroes' Edition (PC)
Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile (PC)

North America:
Hardy Boys - The Hidden Theft (PC)
Murder in the Abbey (PC)
Outcry (PC)
Wildlife Zoo- Deluxe Edition (PC)
Everlight (PC)

Sherlock Holmes - ungelöste Verbrechen (PC)
Paint by DS (DS™)
Paint by DS Military Vehicles (DS™)
Matchstick Puzzle by DS (DS™)
Aquarium by DS (DS™)
Fantasy Aquarium by DS (DS™)
Crossword Challenge (DS™)

Rest of the world:
Charlie Brown: Grande Finale (PC)

In the fourth quarter, the following titles have been/will be released:

Safecracker (Wii™)
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods (PC)
Gothic 3: Forsaken Strategy Guide
RPG Games Collection (PC /Gothic 3, Dungeon Lords CE, Spellforce 2) Agatha Christie EUTS (Wii™)
Guild 2 Venice (PC)
Drivers' Ed (DS™)
The Dark Eye: Northland Trilogy (PC)

North America:
Sam&Max Season One (Wii™)
A Vampyre Story (PC)
Band Manager (PC)
Syberia (DS™)
Gothic 3 CE (PC)
Dreamer: Horse Trainer (DS™)
Dreamer: Puppy Trainer (DS™)
Zoo Quest (DS™)
Matchstick (DS™)
Learn Math (DS™)
My Personal Diary (DS™)
Paint by DS (DS™)

Hardy Boys - The Hidden Theft (PC)
Sam&Max Season One (Wii™)
Pet Pals (Wii™)
BluRay Compilation (PC)
Chicken Hunter Atlantis (DS™)
Chicken Hunter Adventure (DS™)

The complete report for the first 9 months will be made available in the course of tomorrow.

The publication of the share buyback program according to § 5 subparagraph 1 VeröffentlichungsVO (= Austrian regulation of publications) follows on December 10th 2008. The buyback of own shares will start in December 2008 already.


Further inquiry note:
JoWooD Productions Software AG
Dr. Albert Seidl, Vorstand
Mag. Philipp Brock, Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 (0)3612 2828

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emitter: JoWooD Productions Software AG Richard-Steinhuber-Straße 10a, Top9, 2. Stock
A-8940 Liezen
phone: +43 (0)3612 2828
sector: Software
ISIN: AT0000747357
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