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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

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

Semperit AG Holding / Increased equity capital to support transformation process

Immediately after approval of the Supervisory Board, the Management Board of Semperit AG Holding signed an agreement regarding a hybrid capital line amounting to up to EUR 150 million with B & C Holding GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the core shareholder B & C Industrieholding GmbH today. The interest rate agreed amounts to 5.25%, the commitment fee is set at 1.75%.

December 12, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Quarterly report according to art. 87 para. 6 Stock Exchange Act

Semperit AG Holding is declaring the following financial reports below.

November 16, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Revenue increase in the first nine months of 2017, operating earnings situation remains weak

The publicly listed Semperit Group continued to achieve a revenue increase in the first nine months of 2017, earnings are slightly below the previous year's number. In the third quarter 2017 the revenue figure stays nearly at its current level, EBIT was negative in Q3 because of one-off effects.

November 16, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit and Shaw Almex agree to end their cooperation agreement for the North American conveyor belt market

Sempertrans USA LLC and Shaw Almex Industries Ltd. agreed to end their cooperation agreement today, which was started in 2016, for the North American conveyor belt market. Sempertrans USA has set up a sales and distribution organization for conveyor belts in North America, which will continue to serve its customers in this important market.

November 14, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Agreement on social plan for French Production site in Argenteuil signed

Semperit AG Holding announces that the management of the French subsidiary Sempertrans France Belting Technology ("SFBT") has signed an agreement on 13th October 2017 with the representative bodies of the affected French employees regarding the social measures linked to the closing project of the plant in Argenteuil.

October 13, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Earnings development significantly weaker than expected

In the course of a discussion of results today, the management board came to the conclusion that the operational earnings situation of the Semperit Group will remain below expectations in the second half of 2017. The operating result is mainly burdened by the volatility of raw material prices as well as operational challenges, particularly in the Sempermed and Sempertrans segments.

October 9, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Final decision from Court against former exclusivity clause, no impact on ongoing Sempermed business

The Austrian Supreme Court has decided that the former exclusivity provision for the distribution and marketing by Semperit in Europe of gloves manufactured by our former Joint Venture Company in Thailand was not compliant with competition law in 2015/16. Furthermore, the Supreme Court has decided not to involve the European Court of Justice.

October 4, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Half-year financial report according to art. 87 para. 1 Stock Exchange Act

Semperit AG Holding is declaring the following financial reports below.

August 17, 2017

Semperit Group: Continued revenue growth in half-year 2017, first measures in transition phase taken

The Semperit Group achieved continued revenue growth in H1 2017. With the new management complete in June 2017, first decisive measures in the transition phase were taken to ultimately enhance profitability for Sempermed and Sempertrans segments.

August 17, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Impairment of approx. EUR 26 million in Sempermed segment

Following an in-depth review, the Management Board of Semperit AG Holding has come to the conclusion today that the sustainably achievable production volume at the site in Kamunting, Malaysia, is lower than previously assumed. As a result, an impairment of approximately EUR 26 million has to be recognised in the interim consolidated financial statements as of 30 June 2017. Thus, based on current knowledge, the goodwill of the segment will be completely impaired.

July 27, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Possible complete shutdown of French Sempertrans production site

On 10 April 2017, Semperit AG Holding (the "Company") announced (according to Article 17 Market Abuse Regulation) that it will review measures for improving the profitability of the Semperit Group.

June 30, 2017

Martin Füllenbach has started as new Chairman of the Management Board of Semperit AG Holding

Martin Füllenbach has started as Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) of Semperit AG Holding as of 1 June 2017. Thus, the Management Board of the internationally operating rubber company consists of Martin Füllenbach (CEO), Frank Gumbinger (CFO) and Michele Melchiorre (COO).

June 1, 2017

Semperit - Annual General Meeting resolves to distribute a dividendof EUR 0.70 per share

Today, the 128th Annual General Meeting of Semperit AG Holding resolved to distribute a dividend of EUR 0.70 for the financial year 2016 (previous year: EUR 1.20). The ex-dividend day is scheduled for May 30,2017. The dividend payout date has been set for June 1, 2017.

May 23, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Quarterly report according to art. 87 para. 6 Stock Exchange Act

Semperit AG Holding is declaring the following financial reports below.

May 16, 2017

Semperit Group - High earnings growth due to one-off effects in Q1 2017

The publicly listed Semperit Group recorded high positive one-off effects in the first quarter of 2017 due to the termination of almost all joint venture activities with the Thai Sri Trang Agro-Industry Public Co Ltd Group ("joint venture transaction"). In its operational business significant negative earnings effects were recorded due to higher raw material prices, which could only partially and after a certain time lag be passed on to the market.

May 16, 2017

EANS-General Meeting: Semperit AG Holding / Invitation to the General Meeting

We hereby cordially invite our shareholders to the Annual General Meeting of Semperit Aktiengesellschaft Holding to be held on Tuesday, 23 May 2017, at 10:00 a.m. CEST, at Tech Gate Vienna, Donau City Str. 1, 1220 Vienna.

April 25, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Richard Ehrenfeldner steps down from theManagement Board of Semperit AG Holding

The Supervisory Board of Semperit AG Holding and the long-standing Chief Technical Officer of the company, Richard Ehrenfeldner, have reached a mutual agreement on terminating Ehrenfeldner's board activity as of 15 April 2017. As previously reported, Michele Melchiorre has gradually assumed the tasks as CTO of Semperit AG Holding from Richard Ehrenfeldner since 1 June 2016. The transfer process has been completed now after the closing of the agreement with Sri Trang.

April 14, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Very weak operating Q1 2017 result expected /Semperit suspends outlook

The operating business development of the Semperit Group is expected to lead to a very weak result in the first quarter of 2017. This was largely impacted by the adverse trend of raw materials prices, which we managed to pass on to customers only partially and with a time lag. The Management Board of Semperit came today to the conclusion that out of this market development a considerable negative impact on operating earnings compared with the previous year can also be expected for the next months to come.

April 10, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Martin Füllenbach to be new CEO of Semperit AGHolding

Today, the Nominating Committee of Semperit AG Holding has decided unanimously to propose Martin Füllenbach as the company's new Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) to the Supervisory Board.

March 27, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit and Sri Trang finalise termination of almost all joint business activities

Today, the Austrian Semperit Group ("Semperit") and the Thai Sri Trang Agro-Industry Public Co Ltd. Group ("Sri Trang") have finalised the termination of almost all joint business activities, which was agreed on 18 January 2017. All terms and conditions defined at that time have been fully met ("closing").

March 15, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Resignation of CEO Thomas Fahnemann

Today, Thomas Fahnemann, CEO of Semperit AG Holding, informed the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Veit Sorger, about his immediate resignation from his position as Chairman of the Management Board. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board will propose an acceptance of his resignation to the Supervisory Board.

March 15, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit impacted by weak market environment and one-off effects in 2016

In 2016, the business development of the publicly listed Semperit Group was characterised by a persistently difficult market environment in the Industrial and Medical Sectors. While the Industrial Sector performed well contrary to the market trend, one-off effects relating to the planned termination of the joint ventures with the Thai Sri Trang-Agro Industry Public Co Ltd Group ("joint venture transaction") and high margin pressure burdened the earnings development. In 2017, high positive one-off effects from this transaction are expected in return.

March 10, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit and Sri Trang sign an agreement on the demerger of the joint venture Siam Sempermed

The Austrian Semperit Group ("Semperit") and the Thai Sri Trang-Agro Industry Public Co Ltd Group ("Sri Trang") have agreed on the termination of almost all joint business activities.

January 18, 2017

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit has appointed Frank Gumbinger as new CFO

The Supervisory Board of Semperit AG Holding has appointed Frank Gumbinger (48) as Chief Financial Officer for three years - until 31 December 2019 - as of 1 December 2016.

December 1, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Fire in porcelain former storage and mechanicalworkshop of Latexx Partners, Malaysia

In the evening of 23 November 2016 (local time), a fire broke out in the Malaysian production site of examination and protective gloves (Latexx Partners). For safety reasons the operation of several adjacent production sites was stopped and the sites were evacuated. The fire was extinguished within a few hours and nobody was hurt.

November 24, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Quarterly Report

Semperit AG Holding is declaring the following financial reports below.

November 17, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit in Q1-3 2016 with solid development ina challenging market environment

The publicly listed Semperit Group showed a solid business development in the first three quarters of 2016 in spite of the ongoing difficult market environment.

November 17, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit issues Corporate Schuldschein Loans ofmore than EUR 140 million

The publicly listed Semperit Group successfully issued Corporate Schuldschein Loans totalling more than EUR 140 million. The issuance in three foreign currencies is the largest capital market transaction in the history of the rubber-producing group. The placement volume originally targeted by Semperit was increased significantly due to good national and international investor demand. The pricing of the Corporate Schuldschein Loans were at the lower end of the notified range.

November 7, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / European innovation award EARTO 2016 goes toSemperit and PCCL

Last night, Semperit and the Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL) received the European innovation award EARTO 2016 in Brussels for the development of Sempermed® Syntegra UV, the first anti-allergenic surgical glove worldwide.

October 13, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Declan Daly terminates board activity with Semperit

Chief Information Officer Declan Daly informed the company's Supervisory Board that he does not intend to renew his current contract for another term after May 2017 in order to pursue other professional opportunities outside of the Semperit Group.

September 30, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit Group updates its Outlook

Due to the continuous difficult situation in the Medical Sector and the cyclical decreasing demand in the Industrial Sector, especially in the Sempertrans segment, Semperit updates its outlook: The operational results of 2016 will be well below the results in 2015. This results in a decline of about 10% for the EBITDA and of about 20% for the EBIT.

September 20, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Johannes Schmidt-Schultes terminates board activity with Semperit

Chief Financial Officer Johannes Schmidt-Schultes informed the company's Supervisory Board in today's meeting that he will not be available for another contract renewal after his second term of office at the end of April 2017.

September 9, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit Group with stable operationaldevelopment in H1 2016

The publicly listed Semperit Group generated a stable operational development in the ongoing difficult market environment of the first half of 2016. Despite the weak economy, Semperit generated a further increase in revenue with high profitability in the Industrial Sector.

August 18, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Innovative aerial conveyor system "Flyingbelt" from Sempertrans and Agudio put into operation in Brazil

Semperit AG Holding / Innovative aerial conveyor system "Flyingbelt" from Sempertrans and Agudio put into operation in Brazil

July 1, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Partial award against Siam SempermedCorporation Ltd. (SSC) in arbitration proceedings regarding restoration oftransparency, access to books of accounts, as well as to premises and factories

As already reported, Semperit Group is involved in arbitration proceedings against its Thai joint venture partner, Sri Trang-Agro Industry Public Co Ltd. Group and the joint venture company Siam Sempermed Corporation Ltd. (SSC).

June 3, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Successful Start in 2016

The publicly listed Semperit Group showed a positive revenue and earnings development in the first quarter of 2016 in spite of the ongoing difficult market environment.

May 19, 2016

Semperit Group: Sempermed Joint Venture, Thailand

As already reported, Semperit Group is involved in three arbitrations against its Thai joint venture partner, Sri Trang-Agro Industry Public Co Ltd. Group and the joint venture company Siam Sempermed Corporation Ltd. (SSC), respectively.

May 6, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit AG Holding extends Management Boardmandate of CEO Thomas Fahnemann

In today's constituent meeting the Supervisory Board of Semperit AG Holding extended the Management Board mandate of Chairman Thomas Fahnemann for another term until 31 December 2019. Michele Melchiorre has been newly appointed as Chief Technical Officer and member of the Management Board effective from June 2016. His main responsibility will be the technical operations in the Industrial Sector. Member of the Management Board Richard Ehrenfeldner will focus on the development of the Sempermed segment.

April 26, 2016

EANS-General Meeting: Semperit AG Holding / Invitation to the General Meeting

We hereby cordially invite our shareholders to the Annual General Meeting of Semperit Aktiengesellschaft Holding to be held on Tuesday, 26 April 2016, at 10:00 a.m. CEST, at Tech Gate Vienna, Donau City Str. 1, 1220 Vienna, Austria.

March 29, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Partial award in arbitration regarding access to information

As already reported, the Semperit Group has been conducting three arbitrations (International Chamber of Commerce) against its Thai joint venture partner, Sri Trang-Agro Industry Public Co Ltd. Group and the joint venture company, respectively. A partial award was rendered in the arbitration proceedings against the joint venture partner concerning the business operations and the business relationship with the joint venture company Siam Sempermed Corporation Limited (SSC).

March 25, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Profitable growth in difficult marketconditions in 2015

The publicly listed Semperit Group showed a positive revenue and earnings development in 2015 in spite of an increasingly difficult market environment. Revenue rose 6.6% year-on-year to EUR 914.7 million. Earnings after tax increased by 22.6% to EUR 46.4 million following EUR 37.8 million. Revenue per share rose by 22.1% to EUR 2.26 (after EUR 1.85).

March 17, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Publication of an Announcementaccording to art. 93 BörseG with the objective of Europe-web publication

Pursuant to article 93 section 2 of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act, Semperit AG Holding (ISIN AT0000785555) announces that it has received an announcement according to article 91 ff Austrian Stock Exchange Act on 18 February 2016, that FMR LLC, c/o Fidelity Investments, 245 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210, USA, holds an equity stake of 5.02% as of 17 February 2016, which equates to a total of 1,033,700 ordinary shares and therefore voting rights of Semperit AG Holding.

February 22, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Publication of an Announcementaccording to art. 93 BörseG with the objective of Europe-web publication

Pursuant to § 93 para 2 of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act, Semperit AG Holding (ISIN AT0000785555) announces that it has received an announcement according to § 92 Austrian Stock Exchange Act on 1 February 2016, that FMR LLC, c/o Fidelity Investments, 245 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210, USA, holds an equity stake of 4.08% as of 29 January 2016, which equates to a total of 838,700 ordinary shares and therefore voting rights of Semperit AG Holding.

February 10, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Publication of an Announcementaccording to art. 93 BörseG with the objective of Europe-web publication

Pursuant to § 93 para 2 of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act, Semperit AG Holding (ISIN AT0000785555) announces that it has received an announcement according to § 92 Austrian Stock Exchange Act on 15 January 2016, that Legg Mason Inc., 100 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA, holds an equity stake of 2.98% as of 12 January 2016, which equates to a total of 613,672 ordinary shares and therefore voting rights of Semperit AG Holding. The positions are held by the affiliated investment manager Royce & Associates, LLC, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10151, USA.

January 19, 2016

Semperit AG Holding / Quarterly Report

Semperit AG Holding is declaring the following financial reports below.

November 17, 2015

Semperit AG Holding / Semperit Increases Revenues and Earnings inQ1-3 2015

The publicly listed Semperit Group generated positive revenue and earnings in the first three quarters of 2015. Revenue increased by 5.5% to EUR 692.1 million compared with the prior-year period (EUR 655.9 million). The Industrial and Medical Sectors contributed to this growth with a strong sales performance and increases in sales volume. The net result (earnings after tax) increased by 7.9% to EUR 40.1 million (Q1-3 2014: EUR 37.1 million). Earnings per share rose by 7.7% to EUR 1.95 (Q1-3 2014: EUR 1.81).

November 17, 2015

Semperit AG Holding / Publication of an Announcement according to art. 93 BörseG with the objective of Europe-web publication

Pursuant to § 93 para 2 of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act, Semperit AG Holding (ISIN AT0000785555) announces that it has received an announcement according to § 92 Austrian Stock Exchange Act on 16 October 2015, that Legg Mason Inc., 100 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA, holds less than 5% of the ordinary shares of Semperit AG Holding.

October 19, 2015

Semperit Group: Conveyor belt segment Sempertrans continues global expansion with new capacities in Poland

The Semperit Group continues its growth in the Sempertrans segment with the commissioning of new production capacities at the site in Belchatów, Poland. A total of about EUR 40 million has been invested to expand production capacities. Due to strong sales activities and high demand for Sempertrans products, the new capacities are already very well utilised.

September 30, 2015
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