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Strabag SE celebrates 10 years on the stock market

Published: October 16, 2017; 11:06 · (Vindobona)

Strabag SE, the European-based technology group for construction services, is celebrating 10 years on the Vienna Stock Exchange. On 19 October 2007, the company had placed 28,200,001 no-par shares in free float at a price of EUR 47 per share. Although the subsequent price development was influenced by the crises on the international markets that followed, the shares of Strabag SE managed to outperform the Viennese benchmark index ATX in a 10-year comparison. Last Friday, the shares closed at EUR 36.26.

"Continuously increasing the earnings - this is what the company can do to keep
the shares attractive. And that is just what we've done: Revenue and earnings
have grown considerably since 2007," says Thomas Birtel, CEO of STRABAG SE.

Dividend promises kept
The promise made to the shareholders at the initial public offering to pay out
between 30 % and 50 % of the net income after minorities in form of a dividend
has been kept in every year since the start. In 2017, a record dividend was paid
out in the amount of EUR 0.95 per share. The average payout ratio of the past
ten years was 38 % with a dividend yield of 2.6 %.

Award-winning informational policy
The shareholders welcome this sort of reliability. The core shareholders,
consisting of the Haselsteiner Family, UNIQA/Raiffeisen and Rasperia Trading,
have remained loyal to the company with constant shareholdings of around three
quarters of the shares.

The free float of currently 13.5 % is held in approximately equal parts by
institutional and private investors. Private shareholders have held a
substantial share of the free float from the beginning - over 100,000 persons
had a share in the company. During allocation, the private investors had been
considered over-proportionally (26 %) to the demand. The group's investor
relations activities therefore are aimed equally at both these target groups.

In the interest of open communication with the shareholders, creditors, clients,
analysts, employees and the interested public, STRABAG SE places enormous
importance on transparency. Important elements of this open communication are
the quarterly reporting of STRABAG SE, ongoing direct contacts with investors
and analysts, the participation in roadshows and conferences, and disclosures
and publications online, especially via the company's website.

"STRABAG's continuous, exemplary investor relations work was recognised at the
2017 Vienna Stock Exchange Awards. Good communication and transparency attract
attention - not only for the company itself, but also for the capital market.
For this service, we say thank you and congratulate STRABAG on 10 years on the
stock market," says Christoph Boschan, CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

In the past ten years, the management of STRABAG SE has met with nearly 1,800
representatives of institutional investors at over 1,000 meetings in London,
Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, Warsaw or Milan, among others, to provide information
on the company. Private investors have access to an IR hotline, and private
investor roadshows with the CEO are a regular date on the corporate calendar.

Further inquiry note:
Diana Neumüller-Klein
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +43 1 22422-1116

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Attachments with Announcement:

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: WBI, ATX, SATX
stockmarkets: Wien
language: English

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