Tuesday, 17. April 2012 Ad hoc: With the dividend, R. STAHL gives a signal of continuity and stability

Waldenburg, 17 April 2012 - Looking back on 2011, the expert in explosion protection, based in Waldenburg, can be pleased with many developments: Order intake at € 259.4 million exceeded last year's figure by 14.9%. Compared to the previous year, sales increased by 9.1% to € 242.9 million. A number of one-off expenses was the reason that this could not be felt in earnings to the same extent - at € 13.1 million, EBT was below last year's figure by € 2.3 million.

Despite the result, that has been burdened by one-off effects, R. STAHL's operating growth shows that the company is on a very good path. So Executive Board and Supervisory Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting to keep dividend at € 0.70 per share entitled to dividend on last year's level. Thus, the expert in explosion protection adheres to its continuous dividend policy and gives a signal of continuity and stability.

The company's Annual General Meeting will take place on 25 May 2012 in Neuenstein.

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Communications / Investor Relations

Kerstin Wolf

Am Bahnhof 30
74638 Waldenburg (Württ.)

Phone: 07942.943-4300
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