DGAP-News: Mutares publishes Interim Report 2017

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<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><body><table border="0"><tr><td> <p><org>DGAP-News</org>: <org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >mutares AG</org> / Key word(s): Half Year Results/Interim Report<br/> <org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Mutares</org> publishes Interim Report 2017 <br/><br/> <chron>14.09.2017</chron> / 08:19 <br/> The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.<br/><br/></p> <hr/><div><p><b>Today, the <org>Mutares Group</org> (ISIN: DE000A0SMSH2) has published its Interim Report for the first half of 2017, which was driven by a high transaction activity and focused strategic developments across the entire group. Significant organic growth in revenues and a substantial increase in profitability have been achieved.</b></p> <p>During the first half of 2017, revenues of the <org>Mutares Group</org> have been increased significantly by <money>EUR 117.5m</money> or 38% and now amount to <money>EUR 428.1m</money> (H1 2016: <money>EUR 310.6m</money>). The Group&apos;s operating earnings (EBITDA) likewise rose significantly by <money>EUR 11.5m</money> or 288% year on year to a total of <money>EUR 15.5m</money> (H1 2016: <money>EUR 4.0m</money>).</p> <p>The portfolio companies A+F, Zanders, Elastomer Solutions and Balcke-D&#252;rr have particularly stood out in the past six months thanks to their extraordinary operating performance improvements. Through the add-on acquisition of the <org>Autoneum Group</org> in <location value="LC/br" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Brazil</location>, STS was further developed. The segment Construction &amp; Infrastructure was complemented by the acquisition of Aperam&apos;s stainless tubes business.</p> <p>During the course of the year, another milestone for the development of STS was set with the takeover of the truck supply business of the <org>Plastic Omnium Group</org>. On the Exit side, two disposals have been achieved in the first half of 2017. EUPEC Germany and FTW have been sold to strategic buyers. With the most recent divestments of <org value="ACORN:3183089776" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Grosbill</org> and Geesinknorba, <org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Mutares</org> successfully managed to complete seven transactions in 2017.</p> <p>Moreover, <org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Mutares</org> has improved its strategic positioning through a more sector-driven organisational structure and further hiring of highly qualified talent and specialized experts. These measures build the foundation for the optimal future development of our growing portfolio.</p> <p><b>Telephone conference today at <chron>1.30pm CET</chron></b><br/><br/> For analysts, investors and press representatives, <org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Mutares</org> will hold a telephone conference in English today at <chron>1.30pm CET</chron>. If you wish to participate, please send an e-mail to <a href="mailto:ir@mutares.de">ir@mutares.de</a>.</p> <p><b>Company profile of <org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Mutares AG</org></b><br/><br/> <org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Mutares AG</org>, <location value="LU/de..munich" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Munich</location> (<a href="http://www.mutares.de">www.mutares.de</a>), acquires companies, that are being sold in the course of a repositioning process at their owners and that show a clear operational improvement potential. Getting engaged with its own teams, <org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Mutares</org> actively supports its portfolio companies to achieve a clear value increase. The focus of the operational work is to ensure sustainable, long-term growth. The shares of <org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Mutares AG</org> are listed on the <org>Frankfurt Stock Exchange</org> under the ticker symbol &quot;MUX&quot; (ISIN: DE000A0SMSH2).</p> <p>For further information please contact:</p> <p><org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Mutares AG</org><br/> <person>Soh-Pih Mariette Nikolai</person><br/> Investor Relations &amp; Corporate Communications<br/> Tel. +49 89 9292776-0<br/> Fax +49 89 9292776-22<br/> <a href="mailto:ir@mutares.de">ir@mutares.de</a><br/> <a href="http://www.mutares.de">www.mutares.de</a></p> </div> <br/><hr/><p> <chron>14.09.2017</chron> Dissemination of a <org>Corporate News</org>, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.<br/>The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.<br/><br/>The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, <org>Financial/Corporate News</org> and Press Releases. <br/>Archive at <a href="http://www.dgap.de">www.dgap.de</a><br/></p> <hr/></td> </tr></table><table><tr><td>Language:</td> <td>English</td> </tr><tr><td>Company:</td> <td><org value="XETRA:MUX" idsrc="xmltag.org" >mutares AG</org></td> </tr><tr><td/> <td>Arnulfstr.19</td> </tr><tr><td/> <td>80335 Munich</td> </tr><tr><td/> <td><location value="LC/de" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Germany</location></td> </tr><tr><td>Phone:</td> <td>+49 (0)89-9292 776-0</td> </tr><tr><td>Fax:</td> <td>+49 (0)89-9292 776-22</td> </tr><tr><td>E-mail:</td> <td><a href="mailto:ir@mutares.de">ir@mutares.de</a></td> </tr><tr><td><org>Internet</org>:</td> <td><a href="http://www.mutares.de">www.mutares.de</a></td> </tr><tr><td>ISIN:</td> <td>DE000A0SMSH2</td> </tr><tr><td>WKN:</td> <td>A0SMSH</td> </tr><tr><td>Listed:</td> <td>Regulated Unofficial Market in <location value="LU/de..berlin" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Berlin</location>, <location value="LU/de..sttgrt" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Stuttgart</location>, Tradegate Exchange; Open Market (Scale) in <location value="LU/de..frankf" idsrc="xmltag.org" >Frankfurt</location></td> </tr></table><br/><table border="0"><tr><td colspan="2"/> </tr></table><table border="0"><tr><td colspan="2">&#160;</td> </tr><tr><td>End of News</td> <td><org>DGAP News Service</org></td> </tr></table><table border="0"><tr><td> <hr/></td> </tr></table><p> 609639&#160;&#160;14.09.2017&#160; </p> <img src="https://link.cockpit.eqs.com/cgi-bin/fncls.ssp?fn=show_t_gif&amp;application_id=609639&amp;application_name=news&amp;site_id=acquiremedia_html" alt="fncls.ssp?fn=show_t_gif&amp;application_id=609639&amp;application_name=news&amp;site_id=acquiremedia_html" width="0" height="0" border="0"/></body></html>

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