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03.09.2009  // Untitled Resource

25.08.2009  // AURELIUS-Group with considerable increase in sales, earnings, cash flow and liquidity in first six months

  • Positive operational result additionally emphasized by positive non-recurring effects
  • Free cash flow rising by over 100 million euros

12.05.2009  // First quarter results of AURELIUS reflect negative impact of the economic crisis coinciding with favorable investment opportunities

  • Preliminary figures show a first-time operating loss resulting from the economic crisis
  • A significant bargain purchase effect nevertheless allowed EBITDA to grow to EUR 31.8 million at the same time

22.04.2009  // AURELIUS plans share buyback

  • Public share buyback offer at a fixed price
  • Purchase of up to 300,000 shares at a price of EUR 7.00 per share
  • Acceptance period from 29 April 2009 through 14 May 2009

03.04.2009  // AURELIUS sells Richard Scherpe Group to financial investor

  • 50 percent stake in DMS Digitaler Medienservice sold
  • Sale to medium-sized printer Mensing Drucke

01.04.2009  // AURELIUS acquires British home shopping specialist sit up Ltd. from Virgin Media

  • Purchase of all shares from Virgin Media
  • Second acquisition of a home shopping television network

20.02.2009  // AURELIUS successfully concludes growth year 2008

  • Sales rises to about 580 million euro
  • EBITDA above 70 million euro
  • Cash and equity almost doubled

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