EANS-Adhoc: voestalpine AG / Difficult business year 2009/10 successfully mastered

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01.06.2010

  • 2009/10 toughest and most difficult business year for decades.
  • Revenue of EUR 8.6 billion 27% below previous year´s level.
  • All reporting categories clearly positive - EBITDA EUR 1,004 million, profit for the period EUR 187 million.
  • Q4 EBIT of EUR 177 million 5 times higher than Q4 2008/09.
  • Free cash flow for the first time above EUR 1 billion.
  • Gearing ratio reduced from 88 % to 71 %.
  • Proposed dividend: EUR 0,50 per share (previous year: EUR 1,05).
  • Outlook: Higher earnings despite economic uncertainties.

Key figures of voestalpine Group

(acc. IFRS; in EURm)* BY 2008/09 BY 2009/10 Change 1.4.08 - 1.4.09 - in % 31.3.09 31.3.10 Revenue 11,724.9 8,550.0 -27.1 EBITDA 1,710.1 1,004.3 -41.3 EBITDA margin in % 14.6 % 11.7 % EBIT 988.7 352.0 -64.4 EBIT margin in % 8.4 % 4.1 % Profit for the period** 611.6 186.8 -69.5 EPS (in EUR) 3.26 0.65 Employees (excl. apprentices) 41,915 39,406 -6.0

* According to IFRS all results after Purchase Price Allocation (PPA) ** Before minority interest and hybrid capital interest

For details of the 2009/10 figures please see our homepage www.voestalpine.com or contact our Investor Relations department +43/50304/15-9949.

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Rückfragen & Kontakt:

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

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