(Ad-hoc) Dürr increases earnings guidance for 2013

Dürr AG - WKN 556520 / ISIN DE0005565204

Bietigheim-Bissingen, September 30, 2013 - Due to the continued positive development in the third quarter of 2013, Dürr has increased its EBIT margin guidance for 2013 from the previous figure of between 7.0 and 7.5% to a new forecast of between 7.5 and 8.0%. In the first six months, Dürr already achieved an EBIT margin of 7.3% despite a slight sales decline. Dürr expects a growth in sales in the second half versus the first half of the year, which will have a positive effect on its EBIT margin. Expected figures for sales (€ 2.4 to 2.6 billion) and incoming orders (€ 2.3 to 2.5 billion) remain unchanged for 2013.

Dürr will publish its results for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2013 on November 6, 2013.

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Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates a good 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It also supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The Dürr Group operates in the market with four divisions: Paint and Assembly Systems plans and builds paintshops and final assembly systems for the automobile and aircraft industries. Application Technology provides automated paint application, sealing, and glueing with its robot technologies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used for balancing and cleaning in engine and transmission manufacturing as well as in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. The fourth division, Clean Technology Systems, specializes in processes to improve energy efficiency and exhaust air purification. Dürr has 52 business locations in 23 countries worldwide and approximately 7,900 employees. The Group achieved sales revenues of € 2.4 billion in 2012.