Investor Relations

Fiscal year 2013/14

09.01.2014
CropEnergies with revenue growth and lower operating profit
Bioethanol production increased by 5 percent

In the first three quarters of the financial year 2013/14 (1 March 2013 - 30 November 2013) CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, increased group revenues by 12 percent to EUR 572.8 (previous year: 509.7) million. Higher sales volumes of bioethanol as well as food and animal feed products significantly accounted for the growth. These were based on increased production volumes especially due to the start of production at Ensus in the 3rd quarter. A further growth in revenues resulted from higher trading volumes as well as better revenues for food and animal feed products.
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Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Section 15 of theGerman Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

20.12.2013
CropEnergies increases revenues and achieves lower operating profit in the first nine months of the financial year 2013/14
Adjustment of outlook due to decreased ethanol prices
In the first nine months of the current financial year 2013/14 (1 March 2013 - 28 February 2014) CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, increased revenues to EUR 572.8 (previous year: 509.7) million.
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09.10.2013
CropEnergies with higher revenues and lower earnings in 1st half of 2013/14
Outlook confirmed - start-up of bioethanol production plant in the UK

In the 1st half of the financial year 2013/14 (1 March 2013 - 31 August 2013), revenues of CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, increased by 16 percent to EUR 372 (previous year: 320) million exceeding the previous record level of the 2nd half of the financial year 2012/13. The growth in revenues is due to the higher sales volume of bioethanol as well as higher earnings for bioethanol and high protein food and animal feed products.
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Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Section 15 of theGerman Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

23.09.2013
CropEnergies with growth in revenues and decrease in earnings in 1st half of 2013/14
In the 1st half of the financial year 2013/14 (1 March 2013 - 31 August 2013), CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, increased revenues by 16 percent compared to the previous year to EUR 372 (previous year: 320) million. An important factor for the growth in revenues was the higher sales volume of bioethanol especially due to the increase in trading volumes. In addition, higher earnings for bioethanol and high protein food and animal feed products accounted for the growth.
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30.07.2013
CropEnergies increases dividend
At the annual general meeting of CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, on 30 July 2013, shareholders approved by a large majority the proposal of the supervisory board and the executive board to increase the dividend to EUR 0.26 (previous year: EUR 0.18) per share entitled to dividend. This includes an additional distribution of EUR 0.06, which accommodates to the particularly good earnings situation in the 2012/13 financial year. Hence, the total dividend payout amounts to EUR 22.1 (previous year: 15.3) million. All other agenda items were also adopted by a majority of more than 99 percent. Around 800 shareholders and guests attended the annual general meeting in the Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim. Overall, 81.26 percent of the share capital was represented.
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Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Section 15 of theGerman Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

30.07.2013
CropEnergies adjusts outlook for financial year 2013/14 after acquisition of Ensus
On 19 July 2013 CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, acquired the British bioethanol producer Ensus Limited, Yarm, England. With the acquisition, CropEnergies increases the annual production capacity by 50 percent to more than 1.2 million cubic metres and strengthens its position as one of the leading bioethanol producers in Europe. The production plant in the northeast of England is supposed to start production in the autumn of 2013. For the whole financial year, the company thus expects an increase in revenues of 10 to 20 percent compared to the previous year (EUR 689 million) as a result of the rise in the production of bioethanol and protein animal feed. Until now, revenues were expected at the same level as the previous year's. However, operating profit will initially be reduced by the commissioning of the Ensus plant, which has been at a standstill since April 2013. For the full financial year 2013/14, CropEnergies expects an operating profit between EUR 40 and 50 million. Previously, an operating profit of EUR 50 to 60 million had been expected.
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Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Section 15 of theGerman Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

19.07.2013
CropEnergies acquires UK bioethanol producer Ensus
Bioethanol production capacity increases by 50 percent

CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, acquires the UK bioethanol producer Ensus Limited, based in Yarm, England. The company operates one of the largest production plants for bioethanol in Europe, in the northeast of England with an annual capacity of 400,000 cubic metres of bioethanol and 350,000 tonnes of dried protein animal feed (DDGS). In addition, carbon dioxide is delivered to an adjacent liquefaction plant which processes it for utilisation in the food and drinks industry. The bioethanol plant was commissioned at the beginning of 2010 and employs approximately one hundred employees. CropEnergies will significantly improve the competitiveness of the company by investing more than 50 million GBP.
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09.07.2013
CropEnergies with a good start into the financial year 2013/14
Revenues and earnings in 1st quarter 2013/14 above previous year's level

CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, increased its revenues and earnings in the 1st quarter of the financial year 2013/14 (1 March 2013 - 31 May 2013). Revenues rose by 16 percent to EUR 186.0 (previous year: 160.5) million due to higher revenues for bioethanol as well as for protein food and animal feed products and due to a growth in bioethanol sales volumes. EBITDA improved by 3.6 percent to EUR 23.6 (previous year: 22.8) million and the operating profit by 5 percent to EUR 15.6 (previous year: 14.9) million. Owing to a high surplus from current business activities the net financial debt declined significantly to EUR 52.4 (previous year: 124.6) million.
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CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, had a successful 2012/13 financial year. Owing to higher production and sales volumes, revenues significantly exceeded the previous year's record level, growing by 20 percent to EUR 688.7 (previous year: 572.1) million. EBITDA improved more than proportionally in relation to revenue growth, rising by 41 percent to EUR 119.0 (previous year: 84.3) million, which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 17.3 (previous year: 14.7) percent.
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Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Section 15 of theGerman Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

06.05.2013
CropEnergies significantly increases dividend
Additional payout due to good earnings situation
CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, will propose to the annual general meeting on 30 July 2013 that the dividend be increased to EUR 0.20 (previous year: 0.18) per share and that a further EUR 0.06, i.e. a total of EUR 0.26 (0.18) per share, be paid out on account of the particularly good earnings situation in the 2012/13 financial year. The supervisory board, at its meeting on 6 May 2013, approved this proposal by the executive board.
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