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Wolford: Capital Increase of Around EUR 22 Mln Approved, Dr. Junyang Shao is New Chairperson of the Supervisory Board

Today's extraordinary general meeting of Wolford AG resolved to increase the share capital from EUR 36,350,000 to EUR 48,848,227.77 by issuing 1,719,151 new ordinary shares. The issue price (Ausgabebetrag) per new share amounts to EUR 12.80; the total issue price amounts to EUR 22,005,132.80. The new shares have a profit entitlement (Gewinnberechtigung) as of 1 May 2017. The new shares will be issued at a ratio of 20 to 7, i.e. 20 existing shares entitle to subscribe for 7 new shares. The management board was authorized to implement the capital increase by 31 August 2018 and to determine the further details of its implementation.

May 4, 2018

C-Quadrat: Yearly Financial Report 2017

C-Quadrat Investment AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

April 6, 2018

Telekom Austria AG: Yearly Financial Report 2017

Telekom Austria AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

April 6, 2018

Flughafen Wien: Yearly Financial Report 2017

VIA Vienna International Airport/Flughafen Wien AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

April 3, 2018

Flughafen Wien: Invitation to the General Meeting 2018

Flughafen Wien Aktiengesellschaft invites its shareholders to the 30th Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 3 p.m. in Office Park 3, Object 682, Towerstrasse, A-1300 Wien-Flughafen.

April 3, 2018

Oesterreichische Kontrollbank - Yearly Financial Report

Österreichische Kontrollbank Aktiengesellschaft is declaring the following financial reports below.

March 30, 2018

Strabag awarded tunnelling contract for Sirius Minerals’North Yorkshire Polyhalite Project

Sirius Minerals Plc. has hired the European construction group Strabag SE to build an approx. 13 km tunnel section for the underground transport system of the Woodsmith Mine near Whitby, England. The design-and-build contract was signed on 28 March.

March 29, 2018

AMS Implements a Revised Earn-Out Structure Gaining 100% Acceptance by Former Heptagon Shareholders to Reflect Higher-Than-Expected Capital Expenditure Requirements

AMS, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, made an arrangement with 100% of the former shareholders of Heptagon which provides for a revised earn-out structure predominantly consisting of a share distribution. ams announced on 20 February 2018 that the company had submitted a proposal to the former shareholders of Heptagon for a revised shares-only earn-out structure (contingent on an approval threshold of 60% of the preferred shareholdings) reflecting the higher-than-expected capital expenditures and resources which were required for Heptagon's business to realize its 2017 revenue pipeline.

March 27, 2018

AMAG Austria Metall AG / Yearly Financial Report

AMAG Austria Metall AG is declaring the following financial reports below:

March 27, 2018

Andritz: Report by the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board on the Stock Option Program for 2018

By resolution of the Annual General Meeting of ANDRITZ AG on March 23, 2018, the company's Executive Board was authorized to purchase treasury shares in accordance with the provisions of the Austrian Stock Corporation Act (AktG) and to possibly cancel these company shares with approval from the Supervisory Board without having to submit the matter to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders again.

March 26, 2018

Andritz: Annual General Meeting Approves Dividend Increase to 1.55 Euros Per Share

At today's 111th Annual General Meeting of Andritz AG, the shareholders agreed to raise the dividend to 1.55 euros per share for the 2017 business year (2016: 1.50 euros per share).

March 23, 2018

Austrian Anadi Bank AG / Yearly Financial Report

Austrian Anadi Bank AG is declaring the following financial reports below:

March 23, 2018

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG / Announcement of a Resolution for the Sale of Treasury Shares

In compliance with the resolution passed by the Annual General Meeting on 27 April 2016, the Executive Board of SCHOELLER-BLECKMANN OILFIELD EQUIPMENT Aktiengesellschaft ("SBO") with its seat in Ternitz has decided to sell treasury shares over-the-counter.

March 22, 2018

Vienna Insurance Group Reaps Successes of Its CEE Strategy

Group profit before taxes increased to EUR 442.5 million in 2017 (2016: EUR 406.7 million). This 8.8 percent increase in profits was primarily due to positive improvement in the combined ratio and an increase in the life insurance underwriting result in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Poland recorded a particularly large increase in profit, due in part to a successful stabilisation of the motor insurance business.

March 22, 2018

Österreichische Post AG / Invitation to the General Meeting 2018

Österreichische Post Aktiengesellschaft would like to invite its shareholders to the Annual General Meeting to be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Hall C, Reed Messe Vienna, Trabrennstrasse 7, 1020 Vienna.

March 21, 2018

Lenzing: Commitment to Sustainable Forestry as a Climate Regulator

The Lenzing Group is publishing its current Sustainability Report 2017 on March 21, 2018, which is International Forest Day. The report underlines the successful efforts of the Lenzing Group in its role as one of the sustainability leaders in the wood-based cellulose fiber sector to make an important contribution to eco-friendly management along the entire value chain of the textile and nonwovens industry.

March 21, 2018

SBO: Operating Result Turns Clearly Positive in 2017

In the 2017 financial year, the market environment of the oilfield service industry recovered appreciably, with North America confirming its leading role as demand picked up sharply there.

March 21, 2018

SBO: Yearly Financial Report

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG is declaring the following financial reports below:

March 21, 2018

Strabag building LEED-certified office tower in central Bucharest

The European-based construction group Strabag SE, through its Romanian subsidiary, has been awarded the contract to build a 110 m tall office tower in central Bucharest. The contract has a value of about EUR 39 million. Completion is scheduled for October 2019.

March 20, 2018

Semperit with Negative Results in 2017 After Start of Profound Restructuring

In 2017, the business development of the publicly listed Semperit Group was influenced by globally stronger growth dynamics and favourable economic conditions. However, mostly increasing and very volatile raw material prices resulted in additional burdens.

March 16, 2018

Wolford Aktiengesellschaft / Quarterly Report

Wolford Aktiengesellschaft is declaring the following financial reports below.

March 16, 2018

Austrian Post: Increase in Revenue and Earnings in 2017

Austrian Post showed a satisfactory business development in the 2017 financial year. Group revenue increased by 2.3% to EUR 1,938.9m compared to EUR 1,895.6m in the previous year (excl. trans-o-flex). The Mail & Branch Network Division reported a revenue decline of 2.1% to EUR 1,447.8m due to the ongoing trend of e-substitution, which was more than offset by the 17.7% increase in Parcel & Logistics divisional revenue up to EUR 495.6m.

March 15, 2018

Rosenbauer International AG / Results of the Rosenbauer Group for 2017 Influenced by Impairment

During the preparation of the annual financial statements, irregularities at an investee in Germany were determined. On the basis of the current state of knowledge of the 2017 consolidated financial statements, these irregularities lead to an extraordinary impairment of EUR 3.5 million. A forensic examination by Internal Audit with the assistance of external experts was instigated immediately. The Executive Board will provide the necessary structural and personnel resources and implement further measures after the result of the forensic examination is known.

March 14, 2018

Lenzing. Yearly Financial Report 2017

Lenzing AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

March 14, 2018

Lenzing Group Achieves Best Full-Year Results in Its History

In 2017, the Lenzing Group reports its best financial performance ever with record revenue and earnings due to a better product mix and higher selling prices in combination with a generally favorable market environment.

March 14, 2018

Strabag building section of M85 expressway in Hungary for€ 167 million

The European construction group STRABAG SE has started work on the 20.5 km long section of the M85 expressway between Csorna and Sopron in Hungary. The contract has a value of HUF 51.9 billion, which corresponds to about EUR 167 million. The section is scheduled for completion after a period of 36 months.

March 13, 2018

Borealis: Yearly Financial Report 2017

Borealis AG is declaring the following financial reports below-

March 9, 2018

Andritz to Supply Hydro- and Electro-Mechanical Equipment for Pumped Storage Hydropower Plant in Morocco

International technology Group Andritz has received an order - as part of a consortium - from l'Office Nationale de l'Électricité et de l'Eau potable (ONEE) for supply of hydro- and electro-mechanical equipment for the new Abdelmoumen pumped storage hydropower plant located on the River Issen in Taroudant Province, about 140 km southwest of Marrakech, Morocco. The order value for Andritz is over 120 million euros. Construction work will start in the first half of 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2022.

March 6, 2018

Andritz AG / Yearly Financial Reporta According to Art. 124 Para. 1 Stock Exchange Act

Andritz AG is declaring the following financial reports below:

March 2, 2018

Andritz: Solid Business Development in 2017

International technology group Andritz saw satisfactory business development overall in the past business year. The Executive Board will propose an increased dividend payment of 1.55 EUR per share to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

March 2, 2018

Kapsch TrafficCom AG: Quarterly Report Presents Revenue Increase of 7.5% to €506.9M

Q1-Q3 2017/18 saw a revenue increase of 7.5% to EUR 506.9 million. It is the first time that Kapsch TrafficCom has passed the EUR 500 million mark after just three quarters. According to CEO Georg Kapsch, Kapsch TrafficCom's growth trajectory affirms that this value exceeds the revenue for the entire 2014/15 fiscal year. 76.3% of group revenues were acquired in the ETC segment (toll segment), and 23.7% in the IMS segment (Intelligent Mobility Solutions segment).

February 28, 2018

Uniqa Insurance Group AG: Preliminary Figures 2017

At EUR242.2 million, EBT in 2017 - according to preliminary figures - is up 7.4 per cent on last year's results of EUR225.5 million. Premiums written (including savings portion) increased by 4.9 per cent to EUR5,293.3 million. In addition, the Group cost ratio improved from 26.6 per cent to 25 per cent and the combined ratio from 120 per cent to 97.5 per cent - despite claims paid of approximately EUR120 million for weather damage.

February 28, 2018

Austrian Post - Revenue Increase of 2.3% for 2017 Expected

Austrian Post will publish the final results for the 2017 financial year on March 15, 2018. According to preliminary figures Austrian Post will present a slight revenue increase of 2.3% to EUR 1,939m compared to EUR 1,896m in the previous year. The Parcel & Logistics Division of Austrian Post reflects the developments in e-commerce. According to a market report by Branchenradar, Austrian Post expanded in the competitive parcel market. Its overall market share rose from 45% to 47% based on handling 97 million parcels in 2017 compared to 81 million parcels in 2016. Revenue increased by a 17.7% to EUR 496m in 2017 after EUR 421m in 2016. However, the Mail & Branch Network Division reported a 2.1% decline in revenue in 2017 (EUR 1,448m in 2017 after EUR 1,479m in 2016). Also in the mail business revenue decreased. This was primarily caused by the ongoing electronic substitution of letters.

February 27, 2018

Atrium European Real Estate Limited / Notice of Full Year 2017 Results

Atrium European Real Estate Limited, owner, manager and redeveloper of shopping centres and retail real estate in Central and Eastern Europe, will be announcing its results for the year ended 31 December 2017, on Wednesday 21 March 2018.

February 21, 2018

ams proposes revised shares-only earn-outstructure to former Heptagon shareholders to reflect higher-than-expected capital expenditure requirements

ams has proposed a revised earn-out structure to the former shareholders of Heptagon reflecting higher-than-expected capital expenditures and other costs which were required for Heptagon's business to realize its 2017 revenue pipeline.

February 20, 2018

Strabag counting on continued positive development in 2018 thanks to record order backlog

Strabag today announced its first figures for the 2017 financial year and issued an outlook for 2018. "We closed the year with a record output volume and are going into the new one with a record order backlog. The signs are pointing to unchanged strong demand in nearly all of our core markets," says CEO Thomas Birtel.

February 15, 2018

Telekom Austria AG / Results for the Full Year 2017

Telekom Austria Group announces its results for fourth quarter and full year 2017, ending 31 December 2017. Group total revenues rose by 3.0% on a proforma basis (reported: +4.1%), EBITDA increased by 2.0% (rep.: +3.2%). Revenue increase driven by growth in fixed-line service revenues and equipment revenues, while mobile service revenues were lower due to roaming; the revenue increase was driven by all markets except for the Republic of Macedonia.

February 13, 2018

Rosenbauer: Preliminary Figures 2017

Rosenbauer is reporting EBIT of EUR 25.6 million for the 2017 financial year (2016: EUR 47.0 million). In particular, the decline in the Group's earnings is due to the decreased delivery volume in 2017 as a result of the low price of oil and ongoing political conflicts. This led to weak capacity utilization in some production areas.

February 13, 2018

Voestalpine AG / Quarterly report accordingto art. 126 Stock Exchange Act

Voestalpine AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

February 8, 2018

Voestalpine with significant increase in earnings in the 3rd quarter 2017/18

The positive economic trend visible already end of 2016 was confirmed in the course of calendar year 2017. Above all the upswing of the economy in Europe was on a broad scale, whereas in the US the upward trend was fuelled by private consumption rather than by increasing investment activities. In particular foreign direct investments were at a low level there. China's economy continued to grow at a robust stable pace. The economy in Brazil has bottomed out in the 2nd half of 2017.

February 8, 2018

Strabag building Mercedes-Benz’s first Polish engine plant

Strabag builds a new engine plant for Mercedes-Benz in Poland. The order for the construction of the largest production and assembly hall, which has a total value of approximately EUR 61 million, will be carried out in a consortium with the Polish companies TKT Engineering and Elektromontaz-Poznan. Strabag holds 70.1 %.

February 7, 2018

Palfinger AG / Invitation to the General Meeting 2018

Palfinger invites its shareholders to the Annual General Meeting of PALFINGER AG to be held on Wednesday, 7 March 2018, at 11.00 a.m., at PALFINGER's Brand World in 5211 Lengau, Kapellenstrasse 18, a production site of an Austrian group company.

February 6, 2018

ams Announces Exclusion of Subscription Rights in Relation to Potential Convertible Bond Placement

ams announces that its Management Board has resolved today, subject to the consent of the Supervisory Board, to exclude subscription rights in view of a potential private placement of senior unsecured convertible bonds (the "Bonds").

February 6, 2018

ams Reports Record Full Year 2017 Results with Fourth Quarter Revenues Up 252%

ams also reports that the operating result is up 683%year-on-year for in-line profitability; large 3D sensing design-win at Asian smartphone OEM, high value automotive 3D LIDAR design-win, power component design-win at consumer OEM; acquisition of face recognition software firm KeyLemon for 3D sensing; expected revenue growth 2016-2019 at 60% CAGR, 2019 expected revenues above USD 2.7 billion; expected first quarter revenues of USD 440-490 million, up over 150% year-on-year; revenue growth expected in second half 2018; evaluating secondary listing in Hong Kong.

February 6, 2018

Semperit introduces sustainable restructuring and transformation, expected pass of dividend

Semperit AG Holding introduces a phase of sustainable restructuring. The necessity of this decision is underlined by the fact that from the current point of view a single-digit negative EBIT will be reported for the last quarter of 2017.

January 25, 2018

Kapsch TrafficCom Not Affected by Polish Government's Cancellation of Tender for Nation-Wide Tolling System

Poland's government has cancelled the tender for a nation-wide tolling system, because the government intends to have the tolling system operated by its own government agencies. Kapsch TrafficCom confirms that its contract regarding the operation of the existing nation-wide tolling system is not affected by this.

January 22, 2018

FACC AG / Quarterly Report According to Art.126 Stock Exchange Act

FACC AG is declaring the following financial reports below.

January 19, 2018

Brau Union AG Acquires Interest in Traditional Company Ammersin

Rudolf Ammersin GesmbH will continue to operate separately from Brau Union Österreich as an independent drinks wholesaler on the Austrian market, and will continue to be managed by the existing Ammersin leadership team. One extra member will be appointed to the board alongside existing members.

January 17, 2018

Strabag to Build Rail Tunnel in Toronto

Strabag has had an infrastructure contract in Toronto awarded to its Canadian subsidiary. The scope of the work includes the construction of a 180 m long tunnel under Highway 401 to accommodate two tracks operated by Ontario's public transport agency Metrolinx. The full investment volume amounts to about EUR 77 million.

January 17, 2018

Strabag building two more sections of S7 in Poland for around € 200 million

Two subsidiaries of publicly listed construction group Strabag SE have been awarded the contract in Poland to design and build two sections of the S7 expressway north of Warsaw. The two orders have a total value of PLN 828 million, which is equivalent to approx. EUR 198 million.

January 12, 2018
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