Kontron's double-digit growth continues through 2008

  • Sales growth last year of around 11% to approximately EUR 495 million
  • New sales record of almost EUR 140 million in Q4
  • Continued high level of order backlog of over EUR 290 million

Eching near Munich, January 19, 2009. Kontron AG, one of the world's leading providers of embedded computer systems, continued its double-digit growth in the 2008 financial year, thereby fully achieving its forecast.
Sales in 2008 rose by around 11% year-on-year to approximately EUR 495 million (previous year: EUR 446.5 million). This growth is considerably higher when adjusted for currency effects. In particular, Q4 sales of around EUR 139 million represented a new record level. This corresponds to nominal growth of approximately 13% compared with the same period of the previous year (EUR 123.9 million). The order book as of the year-end also remained at a high level of over EUR 290 million (previous year: EUR 268 million).
Kontron AG will publish detailed annual figures at its balance sheet press conference to be held on March 24 in Munich.

Investor Relations:
Gaby Moldan
Kontron AG
Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1,
85386 Eching ,
Tel: 08165/77212, Fax 08165/77222
Email: Gaby.Moldan@kontron.com

For further information:
Dr. Udo Nimsdorf
Engel & Zimmermann AG
Agentur für Wirtschaftskommunikation
Am Schlosspark 15,
82131 Gauting
Tel. 089-89 35 633, Fax: 089-89 39 84 29
Email : info@engel-zimmermann.de

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