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Ad-hoc Announcements and Press Releases 2008

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06.11.2008 Dürr with record order backlog

    Strong growth in sales, earnings and cash flow Net financial debt close to nil Outlook: Well equipped for the future despite market turbulenceRead more

20.10.2008 Dürr and Ford sign global Aligned Business Framework agreement

    Member of Ford´s key supplier network Development cooperation in painting systems Basis for further expanding collaborationRead more

15.10.2008 Up to 30% less energy consumption in the painting process with the EcoDryScrubber from Dürr

Stuttgart, October 15, 2008 – A new technology developed by Dürr enables energy savings of up to 30% in automobile painting, which is by far the most energy-intensive manufacturing process in the...Read more

13.10.2008 Dürr honored for promoting junior staff

Stuttgart, October 13, 2008 – For Dürr’s innovative training programs, the German Federal Employment Agency has awarded the Group its Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Developing Junior...Read more

19.09.2008 S&P also upgrades Dürr rating

Stuttgart, September 19, 2008 – Standard & Poor´s (S&P) has raised Dürr AG’s corporate credit rating from “B” to “B+”. At the same time, the rating for Dürr’s € 200 million corporate bond was...Read more

16.09.2008 Moody´s upgrades Dürr rating

Stuttgart, September 16, 2008 – Moody´s has raised Dürr AG’s corporate rating from B2 to B1 with stable outlook. The rating for Dürr’s € 200 million corporate bond has improved from Caa1 to B3. Main...Read more

11.09.2008 Dürr seals forward-looking financing package

    New syndicated loan in the amount of € 440 million Bond redemption initiated with repayment of a tranche of 50%Read more

07.08.2008 Dürr fully on track at the mid-year mark

    Strong sales and earnings growth Order backlog assures capacity utilization until mid-year 2009 Positive full-year outlook for 2008 Optimization of financial structure to continueRead more

19.06.2008 After capital increase: Moody´s and S&P with positive out-look for Dürr rating

Stuttgart, June 19, 2008 – The rating agencies Standard & Poor´s (S&P) and Moody´s have reacted positively to Dürr AG’s capital increase on June 17, 2008. In light of the proceeds of € 44 million and...Read more

17.06.2008 (Ad-hoc) Dürr successfully places capital increase equivalent to just under 10% of capital stock

    € 44.0 million placed at a price of € 28.00 Basis for financing growth Optimization of financing structure Read more

02.05.2008 Dürr shareholders approve dividend of 40 cents per share

Stuttgart, May 2, 2008 – Dürr AG plans a dividend increase for 2008. “We intend to improve our earnings further and let shareholders participate in that,” explained CEO Ralf Dieter at today’s annual...Read more

29.04.2008 Dürr continues earnings improvement in the first quarter

    EBIT more than tripled Sales revenues up 17% Incoming orders well above 2007 quarterly average Positive outlook unchangedRead more

28.04.2008 Dürr campus relies on forward-looking energy concept

    40% lower energy costs than with conventional concept 2,100 metric tons less CO2 emissions per year Utilization of regenerative energy Read more

20.03.2008 Dürr optimistic for 2008

    2007: Strong earnings improvement Dividend of 40 cents per share “Dürr 2010” strategy as basis for further profitable growth Read more

14.03.2008 Dürr receives large paint systems order in USA

Stuttgart, March 14, 2008 – The Dürr Group has received a major order from the BMW Group for its US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, worth more than € 100 million. The production capacity will...Read more

03.03.2008 S&P raises the rating outlook for Dürr to “positive”

Stuttgart, March 3, 2008 – Standard & Poor´s (S&P) has raised the rating outlook for Dürr AG from “stable” to “positive”. Dürr’s corporate credit rating has been left at “B” for the present. With the...Read more

25.02.2008 Dürr with sustained growth

    Incoming orders up 22% Strong fourth quarter takes operating cash flow well into positive territory Net profit of € 21 million (2006: € 8.2 million) allows a dividend proposal of 40 cents per share...Read more

31.01.2008 Dürr registers strong growth in India

Stuttgart, January 31, 2008 – The Dürr mechanical and plant engineering group is benefiting from the automotive industry’s strong expansion in India. In 2007, new orders from business in India rose...Read more