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EANS-Adhoc: FACC AG / FACC with dynamic business development in the first half of 2016/17



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Mid Year Results/6-month report

- Significant sales growth thanks to increases in all three segments
- Development of earnings as expected
- 3,341 employees on board: growth continues
- Stability, innovation and sustainability as key pillars of success

Ried, 20 October 2016 - In the first six months of fiscal year 2016/17, FACC AG
recorded sustained strong growth thanks to the continued positive development
in the civil aviation industry.

The strong global demand for aircraft and the sustained high level of OEM
aircraft deliveries led to an increase in sales to 329.8 million EUR in the
first half of 2016/17 (compared to 270.1 million EUR in the same 2015/2016
period). The 22.1% rise in sales revenues was a consequence of the significant
increase in product sales of 22.8% or 56.5 million EUR to 303.7 million EUR,
with all three segments reporting increases. Main drivers are the Airbus A320
family, the Airbus A350 XWB, the Bombardier C Series, as well as the Embraer E2
jet. In the first half of 2016/17, development revenues rose by 3.4 million EUR
to 26.1 million EUR. "FACC builds on the three key pillars of stability,
innovation and sustainability," said Robert Machtlinger, CEO of FACC AG, "which
contributed to us achieving a solid development in the first half of 2016/17."

The earnings development in the first half of 2016/17 developed nearly within
the framework of expectations. In the first half of 2016/17, the earnings
before interest, taxes and fair value measurement of derivative financial
instruments (EBIT) amounted to 4.6 million EUR. The result of the current
period under review includes also nonrecurring expenses of 1.4 million EUR that
are associated with the "Fake President Incident". Costs for short-term
personnel measures - such as the increase in leased staff - led to a temporary
increase in costs in the second quarter.

The first half of 2016/17 was characterized by the series production of new
projects. The activities around the significant ramp-up to series production of
the A350 XWB, in particular, took center stage. The associated challenges with
respect to delivery reliability and quality were pursued with the highest
priority and mastered. This also involved a substantial increase in the number
and qualification of employees in all segments - the FACC workforce was
increased by 354 employees in the reference period and, as of 31 August 2016,
amounted to 3,341 employees (FTE). "This stable employee growth is the result
of full order books and new projects. The fact that we are able to assert
ourselves so well in international competition is due to our company's
innovative strength," said Machtlinger. "Thanks to our crew's extensive
know-how and expertise, we are developing highly efficient and bespoke
technologies for our customers, supporting their sustainability strategies and
contributing to our sustainable economic growth."

In addition to the OEM business that is plannable in the long term, FACC AG has
also intensified its efforts to exploit and develop the maintenance and repair
market for civil aircraft (MRO business). In the second quarter, FACC was
commissioned to retrofit 110 A320 aircraft cabins, as well as up to 12
first-class cabins of the A330. It has also been possible for FACC to acquire
various development contracts. These include orders for the development of the
passenger cabin of a 70-seater turboprop aircraft, research contracts for space
flight components and orders for the further development of materials and
processes for the production of composite components for implementation in very
high unit numbers.

The locations in Upper Austria are being further expanded in line with
sustainable growth and positive forecasts for future requirements. In addition
to the activities carried out in the course of the business year, further
investment measures for the financial year 2017/18 are also being examined and
developed. At the same time, special "Operational Excellence Projects" have
been launched in order to continuously strengthen profitability. These projects
aim at increasing the level of automation and cutting back on product process
costs. Furthermore, the outsourcing of production for simple composite parts is
being progressed. These projects are beginning to show an impact and the
implementation of these activities will be a focus again for the business year


For the second half-year period of 2016 /2017, FACC also anticipates a stable
development of the business performance. The ramp up of series production of
new projects, especially those for the Airbus A350 XWB, as well as the
long-term demands for other aircraft families, such as Boeing 787 and Airbus
A320, will sustainably positively influence FACC's development. As a result of
the balanced and modern FACC product and customer portfolio, the company will
be in a position to profit from the general growth expected in virtually all
aircraft families. The solid order backlog and the course of business
correspond to the management's expectations. In addition to a two-figure growth
in revenue also over the year, our attention continues to be oriented towards
achieving our earnings targets. "Stability, innovation and sustainability - we
must continue to do everything we can to further strengthen these three
successful pillars, thereby continually improving the Group's earnings and
financial strength in the coming periods," said Machtlinger.

end of announcement euro adhoc


issuer: FACC AG
Fischerstraße 9
A-4910 Ried im Innkreis
phone: +43/59/616-0
FAX: +43/59/616-81000
sector: Industrial Components
stockmarkets: Regulated free trade: Wien
language: English

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