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ThyssenKrupp AG (THK)


Tuesday 04 December, 2007

ThyssenKrupp AG

Final Results

ThyssenKrupp AG

ThyssenKrupp in fiscal year 2006/2007

Fifth record year in succession: Best performance since the merger with EBT of
EUR 3,330 million/ Dividend of EUR 1.30 recommended

The 2006/2007 fiscal year was another record year for ThyssenKrupp. It was the
most successful since the merger in 1999 and is evidence of the effectiveness of
the Group's strategy and the strength of the segments:

    --  EBT reached EUR 3.330 million (fiscal year 2005/2006: EUR
        2,623 million). That's an improvement of 27 percent. Earnings therefore
        improved for the fifth year in succession. Excluding major nonrecurring
        items such as the EU fine on Elevator, earnings before taxes and major
        nonrecurring items would have reached EUR 3,799 million.

    --  Demand for the Group's products and services increased further. Order
        intake reached EUR 54.6 billion (fiscal year 2005/2006: EUR
        50.8 billion). That's an increase of 8 percent.

    --  At EUR 51.7 billion, sales were 10 percent higher than the year before
        (EUR 47.1 billion).

    --  Earnings per share increased from EUR 3.24 to EUR 4.30. That's a rise of
        33 percent.

    --  ThyssenKrupp's stock gained 68 percent in fiscal 2006/2007. The DAX
        improved by only 31 percent. Since fiscal year 2002/2003 the share price
        has increased from EUR 11.52 to EUR 44.66 (September 30 in each case).
        That's almost a quadrupling.

    --  In response to the outstanding earnings, in its meeting on November 30,
        2007 the Supervisory Board endorsed the proposal of the Executive Board
        to recommend to the Annual General Meeting an increase in the dividend
        from EUR 1.00 to EUR 1.30. That's an increase of 30 percent. In view of
        the Group's new earning strength and new level of income of over EUR 3
        billion, ThyssenKrupp aims to achieve a payout ratio of at least 30
        percent in the future. This also shows our faith in the growth strategy
        we have introduced.

Other key indicators in fiscal year 2006/2007:

    --  ROCE increased from 17.9 percent to 20.7 percent.

    --  TKVA improved by EUR 598 million or 40 percent to EUR 2,108 million.

    --  Net financial receivables of EUR 223 million were reported at September
        30, 2007, compared with EUR 747 million a year earlier.

    --  On September 30, 2007 ThyssenKrupp employed 191,350 people worldwide,
        3,764 or 2 percent more than the year before. The headcount in Germany
        increased by 1 percent to 84,999. This means that 44 percent of the
        workforce was based in Germany. The number of employees outside Germany
        rose by almost 3 percent to 106,351.

Dr. Ekkehard Schulz, Executive Board Chairman of ThyssenKrupp AG: 'The figures
underline the outstanding performance of ThyssenKrupp. As a result of organic
growth, strategic acquisitions and a sharper focus on customers and services,
sales and earnings reached new record levels. Our business performed better in
fiscal 2006/2007 than we expected a year ago. Sales were 10 percent higher than
our original target of EUR 47 billion. Sustainable earnings before taxes also
exceeded our planned figure of EUR 2.5 billion by a considerable 33 percent. For
the 2007/2008 fiscal year, ThyssenKrupp expects to achieve sales of around EUR
53 billion and earnings before taxes and major nonrecurring items (including
start-up costs for the steel mills in Brazil and the USA) of over EUR 3

The annual report 2006/2007 is available in German and English; both versions
can be downloaded from the internet at An interactive
online version of the report for the media is also available on our website.

A copy of the annual report has been submitted to the UK Listing Authority, and
will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority┬┤s Document
Viewing Facility, which is situated at:

Financial Services Authority
Document Disclosure
UK Listing Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Carnary Wharf


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