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Ad-hoc Announcements and Press Releases 2005

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12/07/2005 Dürr supplies new FAStplant® final assembly system to Audi

The Dürr Group has received a strategically important order from Audi. The Ingolstadt-based premium automaker is going to use Dürr"s innovative FAStplant® final assembly...Read more

11/29/2005 S&P upgrades outlook for Dürr rating

Standard & Poor"s (S&P) have upgraded the outlook for Dürr AG"s long-term corporate credit rating from "Credit watch negative" to "stable". Dürr"s...Read more

11/21/2005 (Ad-hoc) Dürr announces a 10% capital increase

Principal shareholder definitively supports realignment

Stuttgart, November 21, 2005 – Dürr AG's Board of Management has decided today to increase the company's capital stock by 10%....Read more

11/10/2005 IFRS business figures for January 1 - September 30, 2005 - Dürr lays the groundwork for better profitability

  • Order intake higher than previous year"s
  • Gross margin improved by 3 percentage points
  • Financial structure will improve considerably by year"s...Read more

10/31/2005 (Ad-hoc) Dürr continues concentration on core business and reaches another realignment milestone by selling MPT to HgCapital

Dürr is continuing the concentration on its core business with the automotive industry. Dürr is focusing its activities on paint and assembly systems, mechanical engineering, and environmental...Read more

10/27/2005 (Ad-hoc) Moody’s puts Dürr rating on the same level as S&P

Moody’s has downgraded the Dürr AG company rating from “B1” to “B2”. The rating agency notified the company of this action this afternoon. The outlook on the company...Read more

10/21/2005 Further expansion of business in Asia - Dürr dedicates new plant on 20th anniversary in China

Twenty years ago, Dürr was one of the first German engineering firms to venture into the future market of China. Read more

09/30/2005 (Ad-hoc) Dürr and HORIBA Ltd. close contract selling Dürr's DTS business unit

Dürr AG, Stuttgart, and the Japanese firm, HORIBA Ltd., Kyoto, have closed the contract selling Dürr's Development Test Systems business unit (DTS) to HORIBA effective September 30,...Read more

09/27/2005 Environment Minister Tanja Gönner attends Dürr's Open House in Bietigheim-Bissingen

Environmental soundness is Dürr Systems GmbH"s top priority when it comes to developing new technologies. Read more

09/23/2005 Fifth Open House at Dürr Technology Center in Bietigheim-Bissingen – Dürr presents new painting robot to trade audience

  • Range of services widened: New test center for seam sealing
  • Plasma oven and other innovations
  • Over 500 visitors from Germany and abroad expected
  • Environment...Read more

08/18/2005 Dürr and HORIBA, Ltd. sign a contract for the sale of Dürr's DTS business unit

Dürr AG, Stuttgart, is selling its Development Test Systems business unit (DTS) to HORIBA, a technology group based in Kyoto, Japan. Both parties have signed the contract regulating the sale on...Read more

08/18/2005 (Ad-hoc) Dürr and HORIBA, Ltd. sign a contract for the sale of Dürr's DTS business unit

Dürr AG, Stuttgart, is selling its Development Test Systems business unit (DTS) to HORIBA, a technology group based in Kyoto, Japan. Both parties have signed the contract regulating the sale on...Read more

08/11/2005 (Ad-hoc) Restructuring program FOCUS: Dürr streamlines core business for profitability

  • Ralf Dieter will become the new CEO
  • FOCUS: Concentration on the core business and review of peripheral activities
  • Comprehensive restructuring

Ralf Dieter to...Read more

08/11/2005 (Ad-hoc) S&P downgrades Dürr rating by one notch to "B"

Standard & Poor's (S&P) has lowered Dürr AG's long-term corporate credit rating from "B+" to "B" and placed it on credit watch with negative implications. The rating agency notified the...Read more

06/22/2005 400 shareholders attend Dürr annual meeting in Stuttgart

About 400 shareholders attended Dürr AG"s annual meeting today at the Liederhalle Cultural and Congress Center in Stuttgart. Read more

06/08/2005 (Ad-hoc) Dürr and Voith close contract for the sale of Premier

Dürr AG, Stuttgart, hereby communicates that the contract concluded on March 15, 2005 with the Voith Group, based in Heidenheim, covering the sale of Dürr's Services division to Voith has been...Read more

06/01/2005 Standard & Poor's changes Dürr's rating outlook

Standard and Poor"s (S&P) has changed Dürr"s credit rating outlook from "stable" to "negative" after taking account of the business climate in Dürr"s...Read more

05/12/2005 IFRS business figures for the first quarter of 2005 - Dürr registers growth of incoming orders despite auto industry's capital spending restraint

The Dürr Group slightly increased incoming orders in the first quarter of 2005 by 4% versus the same period last year. Read more

05/12/2005 (Ad-hoc) Dürr AG Q1 2005 business figures

The Dürr Group (continuing operations) increased incoming orders in Q1 2005 by 4% versus the same period last year despite ongoing restrained capital expenditure in the automobile industry. In...Read more

05/03/2005 Dürr Honored by General Motors as 2004 Supplier of the Year

Dürr AG has received the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors (GM) for the fifth time. Read more

04/21/2005 Business figures for 2004 - Dürr accomplishes earnings turnaround in 2004

The Dürr Group accomplished an earnings turnaround in 2004, registering earnings before taxes of Euro 11.8 million (previous year: negative Euro 5.7 million). With its new organizational...Read more

04/19/2005 Dürr receives another large order from KIA in Slovakia

  • Complete final assembly facility worth over Euro 40 million
  • Second major order from KIA in Zilina
Read more

04/11/2005 (Ad-hoc) Moody's downgrades Dürr rating by one notch to "B1"

Moody's has downgraded Dürr AG's credit rating from "Ba3" to "B1". This information was communicated to the company by the rating agency today at around 4 p.m. CET. The credit rating outlook is...Read more

04/04/2005 Dürr will downsize its Board of Managementd

A proposal will be submitted to the Supervisory Board of Dürr AG for discussion at the meeting on April 20, 2005 that as part of the realignment of the Group structure, Board of Management...Read more

03/24/2005 (Ad-hoc) Preliminary EBT for 2004 of EUR 12 million

Dürr AG announces that its preliminary earnings before taxes according to IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for the year 2004 amount to EUR 11.8 million (previous year: EUR minus...Read more

03/18/2005 (Ad-hoc) S&P downgrades Dürr rating by one notch to "B+"

Standard & Poor's has downgraded Dürr AG's credit rating from "BB-" to "B+". The rating agency notified the company of its action this morning. The rating outlook is stable. The reasons cited for...Read more

03/15/2005 (Ad-hoc) Dürr and Voith sign contract for the sale of Premier

As announced in February 2005, Dürr AG, Stuttgart, is selling its Services business unit to Voith Group, which is based in Heidenheim. The Services unit consists of the Premier Group including the...Read more

02/23/2005 Dürr announces preliminary figures for 2004 and new group structure

According to preliminary figures, the Dürr Group achieved consolidated sales of Euro 2,132 million in 2004 (previous year: Euro 2,271.9 million). Read more

02/23/2005 (Ad-hoc) Dürr Group is strategically reorienting

  • Combination of core business areas
  • Services division is being sold
  • Goodwill writedown of about EUR 26 million

Effective March 1, 2005, the Dürr Group will be...Read more

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