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Provisional Figures for Fiscal Year 2006/2007: Sektkellerei Schloss Wachenheim AG boosts revenues and operating result (EBIT) – Lower financial result reduces consolidated profit

Friday, 28. September 2007

Ad-hoc Disclosure pursuant to Section 15 German Securities Trading Act

Wachenheim, 28 September 2007. The Schloss Wachenheim Group, the world’s largest producer of Sekt and sparkling wine, increased its output in fiscal year 2006/2007 (30 June) by some 10 million bottles to 255.6 million bottles (0.75 litres). Net revenues (excluding Sekt taxes) rose by 8.4 percent to EUR 281.3 (250.7) million. The operating result (EBIT) improved by 8.3 percent to EUR 18.2 (16.8) million. Consolidated profits dropped from 13.8 million to 10.6 million because of a lower financial result.

Last year, sales of shares in the subgroup Ambra S.A., which is listed on the Warsaw stock exchange, and other extraordinary effects resulted in financial income, which was not repeated in the past fiscal year.

Consolidated Income Statement (in EUR x millions, rounded) per IFRS:

Provisional fiscal year 2006/07 Fiscal year 2005/06
Revenues 281.3 259.7
Operating result (EBIT)
18.2 16.8
Financial income 3.3 7.3
Financial expense 8.1 7.0
Income taxes 3.3 3.7
Consolidated profit 10.6 13.8

These are provisional, non-audited figures. The balance sheet press conference takes place on 20 November in Frankfurt.