EANS-News: Strabag increases stake in A8 motorway operator Pansuevia from 50 percent to 100 percent - IMAGE / ATTACHMENT

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  • PANSUEVIA operates German motorway section between Ulm and Augsburg
  • Necessary full consolidation leads to increase of previous stake – positive balance sheet one-off

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Jettingen-Scheppach/Vienna/Essen - STRABAG, the European-based technology group for construction services, has acquired the 50 % stake in PANSUEVIA that had been held by HOCHTIEF, making it the 100 % owner of the concession company operating the Ulm-Augsburg section of the A8 motorway in Germany. The closing of the transaction took place last Friday. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

The approximately 58 km long section of the A8 between Ulm and Augsburg, which had been partially extended, was opened to traffic on schedule in September 2015 after slightly more than four years of construction. PANSUEVIA had designed, financed and carried out the widening of the section to six lanes and took over the maintenance and operation of the section for a period of 30 years. Construction was carried out by a joint venture consisting of STRABAG Großprojekte GmbH, HOCHTIEF Infrastruktur GmbH and Ed. Züblin AG. The refinancing was concluded successfully in June 2016.

Outlook confirmed

As a consequence of the now necessary full consolidation of PANSUEVIA by STRABAG, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) require the previous 50 % interest to be revalued through profit or loss ("step-up"). The result is a positive non-operating balance sheet one-off in the mid-range double-digit million euro area to be presented in the earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in the consolidated financial statements of STRABAG SE.

In this context, STRABAG confirms its forecast of an EBIT margin of at least 3 % from the operating business for the 2018 financial year. This forecast does not include the non-recurring margin increase resulting from the abovementioned non-operating step-up profit in 2018.

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Attachments with Announcement:
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http://resources.euroadhoc.com/documents/2246/5/10215825/1/STRABAG_SE_A8_Okt2018_e.pdf

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issuer: STRABAG SE
Donau-City-Straße 9
A-1220 Wien
phone: +43 1 22422 -0
FAX: +43 1 22422 - 1177
mail: investor.relations@strabag.com
WWW: www.strabag.com
ISIN: AT000000STR1, AT0000A05HY9
indexes: ATX, SATX, WBI
stockmarkets: Wien
language: English

Digital press kit: http://www.ots.at/pressemappe/4106/aom

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

STRABAG SE
Diana Neumüller-Klein
Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel: +43 1 22422-1116
diana.klein@strabag.com

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