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13.01.2009  // AURELIUS acquires Thales Information Systems

  • Leading IT service provider in Germany with strong customer base
  • Acquisition of all company shares from Thales Group
  • Revenue of around EUR 50 million with positive pretax earnings

19.12.2008  // AURELIUS buys British Book Club Associates from Bertelsmann

  • Acquisition of Britain’s biggest mail-order bookseller
  • All shares acquired from DirectGroup Bertelsmann
  • Group revenue in the mid double-digit million euro range

18.12.2008  // Aurelius buys Blaupunkt product areas from Bosch

  • Product areas produce modern ‘car infotainment’
  • Group revenue rises by EUR 200 million

09.12.2008  // AURELIUS subsidiary Schabmüller purchases AC motor operations from Sauer Danfoss

  • Takeover as of 1 January 2009
  • Revenue growth of around EUR 25 million
  • New jobs created at Berching and Asch sites

27.11.2008  // AURELIUS confirms profitable growth track in the first nine months of 2008

  • Consolidated revenue up to EUR 461.0 million
  • EBITDA at EUR 42.5 million
  • Operating Cash flow increases to EUR 17.4 million

31.10.2008  // AURELIUS successful in third quarter

  • Preliminary figures confirm successful third quarter
  • Particularly operative performance well above previous year’s level
  • Positive one-time effect due to acquisition of Berentzen

13.10.2008  // AURELIUS sells part of its share in French bank

  • Sale of 15 percent to French Laser-Cofinoga Group
  • Purchase price is about 12 million euros
  • Sale will result in significant extraordinary gains in the fourth quarter

28.08.2008  // AURELIUS half-year figures considerably better than expected

  • Group sales over six times as high at 298.9 million euros
  • Group earnings rise 58 percent to 7.7 million euros
  • Free cash flow clearly positive once again at 6.3 million euros

06.08.2008  // AURELIUS successfully places capital increase

  • Platzierung von 306.750 neuen Aktien bei institutionellen Investoren
  • Ausgabebetrag von 16,30 Euro pro Aktie
  • Mittelzufluss in Höhe von fünf Millionen Euro

29.07.2008  // AURELIUS sells KWE Group to Austrian Kresta Group

  • Sale of KWE Stahl- und Industriebau GmbH & Co KG to strategic investor
  • High potential for synergies for KWE as well as for buyer Kresta
  • Business model of AURELIUS Group successfully demonstrated

28.07.2008  // AURELIUS acquires home-shopping station RTL SHOP

  • Acquisition of all shares from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland
  • Takeover strengthens the portfolio in the Retail & Consumer Products segment

22.07.2008  // AURELIUS acquires premium beverage producer Berentzen

  • Acquisition of 75.1 % of the ordinary shares of Berentzen-Gruppe AG
  • Traditional brands such as Puschkin, Doornkaat and Bommerlunder with new dynamics
  • Official takeover bid fort he acquisition of all shares
  • With the largest transaction in company history AURELIUS breaks the billion euro barrier in sales revenues

18.02.2008  // AURELIUS: Preliminary results

  • Consolidated sales increase to EUR 316 m
  • EBITDA of approx. EUR 71 m significantly above guidance
  • Further increase in sales and results expected for 2008