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ElringKlinger records revenue shortfalls and improved earnings in first quarter of 2020

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), April 17, 2020 +++ Based on the preliminary results, Group revenue generated by ElringKlinger AG (ISIN DE 0007856023 / WKN 785602) was lower in the first quarter of 2020. At EUR 396 million, revenues were noticeably down on the figure of EUR 441 million posted for the first quarter of 2019. The decline by EUR 45 million or 10 % is attributable primarily to the economic downturn in Europe and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Asia, where the Chinese plants, in particular, were affected by the extended New Year vacation and state-ordered closures.

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for the ElringKlinger Group appear to have remained unaffected by the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic in the first quarter of 2020. At EUR 16 million, the figure is well above the prior-year total of EUR 6.4 million. Based on an initial analysis, the reason for this is that the measures implemented by the Management Board to raise efficiency levels at the North American and European plants are taking effect. This more than compensated for the negative earnings effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Asia. It should also be noted that the result for the first quarter of 2019 had been affected by charges attributable to US countervailing and anti-dumping duties.

Although the performance of the first quarter of 2020 illustrates that the Group as a whole is on the right track, it must be assumed that Group revenues and earnings will be significantly impacted in the second quarter of 2020 due to the current interruptions to production in Europe and North America. Substantial charges are expected.

The detailed results and the report on the first quarter will be published as planned on May 7, 2020.

 

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This release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on expectations, market evaluations and forecasts by the Management Board and on information currently available to them. In particular, the forward-looking statements shall not be interpreted as a guarantee that the future events and results to which they refer will actually materialize. Whilst the Management Board is confident that the statements as well as the opinions and expectations on which they are based are realistic, the aforementioned statements rely on assumptions that may conceivably prove to be incorrect. Future results and circumstances depend on a multitude of factors, risks and imponderables that can alter the expectations and judgments that have been expressed. These factors include, for example, changes to the general economic and business situation, variations of exchange rates and interest rates, poor acceptance of new products and services, and changes to business strategy.

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ElringKlinger adjusts production due to coronavirus pandemic

ElringKlinger AG / Key word(s): Market Report/Miscellaneous
ElringKlinger adjusts production due to coronavirus pandemic

23-March-2020 / 13:10 CET/CEST
Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


ElringKlinger adjusts production due to coronavirus pandemic

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), March 23, 2020 +++ As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a large number of automobile manufacturers have suspended production at many of their sites or have announced such stoppages. In response, the Management Board of ElringKlinger AG, Dettingen/Erms (ISIN DE 0007856023/ WKN 785602), acting in consultation with the Group works council of ElringKlinger AG, has decided to adjust Group production in Germany in line with requirements directly as of today (March 23). Among the sites primarily affected are those in Europe and North America, but also the plant in India and that in Brazil. Production will either be scaled down - in Germany, for example, all necessary preparations for short-time work are now being made - or halted temporarily. This package of measures does not include the Chinese plants, which have resumed operations following the temporary closures. At present, the sites in other regions of the world, such as South Africa, will also continue production without being affected by these measures.

It is impossible to predict the duration of plant closures by manufacturers. The same applies to potentially more extensive measures in the coming weeks - also from a political perspective. In view of these considerable uncertainties and significant dynamics, the economic effects on the Group cannot currently be determined with sufficient reliability and accuracy.

For further information, please contact:
ElringKlinger AG
Dr. Jens Winter | Strategic Communications
Max-Eyth-Straße 2 | D-72581 Dettingen/Erms
Phone: +49 7123 724-88335 | Fax: +49 7123 724-85 8335
E-mail: jens.winter[at]elringklinger.com | www.elringklinger.com

About ElringKlinger AG
As an automotive supplier, ElringKlinger has become a trusted partner to its customers - with a firm commitment to shaping the future of mobility. Whether optimized combustion engines, high-performance hybrids, or environmentally-friendly battery and fuel cell technology, ElringKlinger provides innovative solutions for all types of drive system. ElringKlinger's lightweighting concepts help to reduce the overall weight of vehicles. As a result, vehicles powered by combustion engines consume less fuel and emit less CO2, while those equipped with alternative propulsion systems benefit from an extended range. In response to increasingly complex combustion engine technology, the Group also continues to refine and evolve its offering within the area of seals and gaskets in order to meet the highest possible standards. This is complemented by solutions centered around thermal and acoustic shielding technology. Additionally, the Group's portfolio includes products made of the high-performance plastic PTFE, which is also marketed to industries beyond the automotive sector. These efforts are supported by a dedicated workforce of more than 10,000 people at 45 ElringKlinger Group locations around the globe.


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ElringKlinger adjusts production due to coronavirus pandemic

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), March 23, 2020  +++ As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a large number of automobile manufacturers have suspended production at many of their sites or have announced such stoppages. In response, the Management Board of ElringKlinger AG, Dettingen/Erms (ISIN DE 0007856023/ WKN 785602), acting in consultation with the Group works council of ElringKlinger AG, has decided to adjust Group production in Germany in line with requirements directly as of today (March 23). Among the sites primarily affected are those in Europe and North America, but also the plant in India and that in Brazil. Production will either be scaled down – in Germany, for example, all necessary preparations for short-time work are now being made – or halted temporarily. This package of measures does not include the Chinese plants, which have resumed operations following the temporary closures. At present, the sites in other regions of the world, such as South Africa, will also continue production without being affected by these measures.

It is impossible to predict the duration of plant closures by manufacturers. The same applies to potentially more extensive measures in the coming weeks – also from a political perspective. In view of these considerable uncertainties and significant dynamics, the economic effects on the Group cannot currently be determined with sufficient reliability and accuracy.

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ElringKlinger with preliminary results for fiscal 2018, outlook for 2019, and proposal for dividend suspension

ElringKlinger AG / Key word(s): Preliminary Results/Dividend
ElringKlinger with preliminary results for fiscal 2018, outlook for 2019, and proposal for dividend suspension

19-Feb-2019 / 17:24 CET/CEST
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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


ElringKlinger with preliminary results for fiscal 2018, outlook for 2019, and proposal for dividend suspension

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), February 19, 2019 +++ Based on preliminary, unaudited figures, the ElringKlinger Group saw a significant improvement in revenue during the financial year just ended. At EUR 1,697.0 million, revenue was up by EUR 33.0 million or 2.0 % in 2018. Organic revenue growth, i.e., adjusted for the effects of currencies and consolidation, stood at EUR 121.8 million or 7.3 %. Thus, the company has exceeded its target of outperforming market growth organically by 2 to 4 percentage points.

EBIT before purchase price allocation amounted to EUR 100.4 million, which corresponds to a margin of 5.9 %. The Group had originally anticipated a margin of around 7%. In the fourth quarter, too, several factors contributed to the lower-than-expected EBIT margin: commodity prices - also due to tariffs on steel and aluminum - remained high. In addition, although the Group succeeded in further implementing optimization measures in the NAFTA region, the positive effects on earnings fell short of expectations so far. In total, revenue generated in the fourth quarter of 2018 amounted to EUR 429.8 (419.3) million (+2.5 %, organically +7.1 %); EBIT before purchase price allocation stood at EUR 11.9 (30.7) million, which corresponds to a margin of 2.8 % (7.3 %).

Based on the Group's preliminary figures, the Management Board will put forward a proposal for a dividend suspension in respect of the 2018 financial year, the aim being to further strengthen internal financing - also in conjunction with the successful conclusion of a syndicated loan agreement for EUR 350 million - for the Group's transformation process.

For 2019, ElringKlinger anticipates that it will again exceed in terms of organic growth - by 2 to 4 percentage points - the rate of expansion in global automobile production, which is currently estimated at 0 to +1 %. However, as regards earnings performance, it is unlikely that the proceeds generated from the sale of the Hug subgroup, which contributed to earnings in 2018, can be fully compensated for in fiscal 2019. Efforts aimed at cost streamlining in Switzerland will be completed in 2019 and measures implemented in the NAFTA region are expected to advance significantly. However, difficult market conditions in many regions of the world, the political and economic uncertainty, and the unpredictable repercussions of increasingly severe trade disputes - especially with regard to commodity prices and vehicle-specific tariffs - may limit the earnings effect of the aforementioned measures. Therefore, the Group will be looking to achieve an EBIT margin, before purchase price allocation, of 4 to 5% for the 2019 financial year. Based on the range of measures implemented, the Group also anticipates that its cash flow situation can be decisively improved as early as 2019 - with the prospect of positive operating free cash flow. The Group has confirmed its medium-term targets.

ElringKlinger will publish its full and definitive results for the 2018 financial year on March 27, 2019.

For further information, please contact:
ElringKlinger AG
Dr. Jens Winter
Strategic Communications
Max-Eyth-Straße 2
72581 Dettingen/Erms
Germany
Phone: +49 7123 724-88335
Fax: +49 7123 724-85 8335
E-mail: jens.winter[at]elringklinger.com

About ElringKlinger AG
As an automotive supplier, ElringKlinger has become a trusted partner to its customers - with a firm commitment to shaping the future of mobility. Be it optimized combustion engines, high-performance hybrids, or environmentally-friendly battery and fuel cell technology, ElringKlinger provides innovative solutions for all types of drive systems. ElringKlinger's lightweighting concepts help to reduce the overall weight of vehicles. As a result, vehicles powered by combustion engines consume less fuel and emit less CO2, while those equipped with alternative propulsion systems benefit from an extended range. In response to increasingly complex combustion engine technology, the Group also continues to make refinements with regard to gaskets in order to meet the highest possible standards. This is complemented by solutions centered around thermal and acoustic shielding technology. Additionally, the Group's portfolio includes products made of the high-performance plastic PTFE which are also marketed to industries beyond the automotive sector. These efforts are supported by a dedicated workforce of more than 10,000 employees at 45 ElringKlinger Group locations around the globe.

Disclaimer
This release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on expectations, market evaluations and forecasts by the Management Board and on information currently available to them. In particular, the forward-looking statements shall not be interpreted as a guarantee that the future events and results to which they refer will actually materialize. Whilst the Management Board is confident that the statements as well as the opinions and expectations on which they are based are realistic, the aforementioned statements rely on assumptions that may conceivably prove to be incorrect. Future results and circumstances depend on a multitude of factors, risks and imponderables that can alter the expectations and judgments that have been expressed. These factors include, for example, changes to the general economic and business situation, variations of exchange rates and interest rates, poor acceptance of new products and services, and changes to business strategy.


Information and Explanation of the Issuer to this News:

Please note: A conference call is scheduled for tomorrow, February 20, 2019 at 10:00 am CET in connection with the publication of the Group's preliminary results.


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ElringKlinger agrees syndicated loan of EUR 350 million

ElringKlinger AG / Key word(s): Financing
ElringKlinger agrees syndicated loan of EUR 350 million

15-Feb-2019 / 14:18 CET/CEST
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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


ElringKlinger agrees syndicated loan of EUR 350 million

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), February 15, 2019 +++ ElringKlinger AG has today concluded a syndicated loan agreement with a syndicate consisting of six domestic and international banks. The agreement covers a total volume of EUR 350 million over a minimum term of five years. The proceeds from the loan are to be used for the purpose of general corporate funding and the refinancing of existing bilateral lines of credit. In taking this step, the Group has optimized its financing structure and created a more solid foundation for corporate planning, also with regard to the transformation process in the automotive industry.

For further information, please contact:
ElringKlinger AG
Dr. Jens Winter
Strategic Communications
Max-Eyth-Straße 2
72581 Dettingen/Erms (Germany)
Phone: +49 7123 724-88335
Fax: +49 7123 724-85 8335
E-mail: jens.winter[at]elringklinger.com

About ElringKlinger AG
As an automotive supplier, ElringKlinger has become a trusted partner to its customers - with a firm commitment to shaping the future of mobility. Be it optimized combustion engines, high-performance hybrids, or environmentally-friendly battery and fuel cell technology, ElringKlinger provides innovative solutions for all types of drive systems. ElringKlinger's lightweighting concepts help to reduce the overall weight of vehicles. As a result, vehicles powered by combustion engines consume less fuel and emit less CO2, while those equipped with alternative propulsion systems benefit from an extended range. In response to increasingly complex combustion engine technology, the Group also continues to make refinements with regard to gaskets in order to meet the highest possible standards. This is complemented by solutions centered around thermal and acoustic shielding technology. Additionally, the Group's portfolio includes products made of the high-performance plastic PTFE which are also marketed to industries beyond the automotive sector. These efforts are supported by a dedicated workforce of more than 10,000 employees at 44 ElringKlinger Group locations around the globe.


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