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  • FINANcIAl report 1st QuartEr 2012

    competence in Aluminium

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    Key figures for the AMAG Group

    in mEUR Q1/2012 Q1/2011 Change in %


    External shipments in 1,000 tons 82.6 82.5 0 % 322.7

    Sales 207.7 214.6 (3 %) 813.1

    EBITDA 34.6 35.9 (4 %) 149.7

    EBITDA margin 17% 17% 18%

    EBIT 22.4 24.6 (9 %) 103.6

    EBIT margin 11% 11% 13%

    Net income after taxes 18.7 19.6 (5 %) 88.1

    Depreciation, amortization and impairment losses 12.1 11.3 7 % 46.1

    Cash flow from operating activities 27.5 8.5 224 % 104.5

    Cash flow from investing activities (14.5) (8.6) 69 % (43.5)

    Employees 1) 1,452 1,418 2 % 1,422

    Earnings per share in EUR 0.53 2.50

    in mEUR March 31, 2012 Dec. 31, 2011 Change

    in %

    Balance sheet total 875.6 875.6 (0 %)

    Equity 553.1 542.6 2 %

    Equity ratio 63% 62%

    Capital Employed 2) 554.4 494.3 12 %

    Net financial debt 3) 0.1 13.0

    2) Annual average of equity, interest-bearing financial liabilities minus cash and cash equivalents

    3) Financial liabilities minus liquid funds and financial receivables

    1) Average full time equivalent (FTE) including leasing personnel, without apprentices.

    Includes the percentage personnel share out of the 20% participation in smelter Alouette.

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    Sound earnings development in the 1st Quarter of 2012

     Operative business development very satisfactory in all three divisions of the AMAG Group

    in the first quarter of 2012. Continuing good order situation.

     Although the average aluminium price dropped by 9% (3-month-LME in EUR/t), sales

    declined by a mere 3%

     High level of EBITDA for the AMAG Group at 34.6 mEUR (1st quarter 2011: 35.9 mEUR) in

    spite of a rise in material costs and a lower aluminium price

     Cash flow from operating activities more than tripled as compared with the same period of

    the prior year, reaching 27.5 mEUR

     Positive outlook for the fiscal year 2012 confirmed

    Sound ownership structure

     B&C Industrieholding takes over 29.99% of the shares in AMAG Austria Metall AG from CP

    Group 3 B.V. indirectly, through its wholly-owned subsidiary B&C Alpha Holding

     Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary RLB

    OÖ Alu Invest GmbH increases its shareholding to 16.5%

     Sound core shareholder structure underpins the company's growth plans and sustainable


    Plant expansion at Ranshofen approved

     Large-scale investment at the Ranshofen location with an investment volume of 220 mEUR


     First orders for key aggregates have been placed

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    Contents Interim Management Report ________________________________________________________ 6 Interim Consolidated Financial Statements according to IAS 34 ___________________________ 14 Notes to the Interim Consolidated Financial Statements _________________________________ 19 Statement by the Management Board _______________________________________________ 22 AMAG Stock ___________________________________________________________________ 23

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    Dear Stockholders: We have made a successful start to the fiscal year 2012! In spite of operating in general conditions which were less favorable compared with the first quarter of the prior year, AMAG in the first quarter of 2012 achieved a very gratifying result, generating EBITDA of 34.6 mEUR and a net income after taxes in the amount of 18.7 mEUR. The aluminium price trading on the London Metal Exchange (LME) proved volatile in its development while both the cost of raw materials (e.g. alumina) and personnel expenses were up. The sovereign debt crisis continues to breed uncertainty. However, the trend in the economy in the first quarter of 2012 was characterized by a slight recovery. The fiscal year 2011 was marked by AMAG's IPO. In addition to the reorganization of our ownership structure we successfully increased our equity base to underpin our organic growth strategy. The year of 2012 started with a strategic measure no less important for AMAG's development: By the approval of a 220 million euro large-scale investment for the enlargement of the Ranshofen location we are preparing for the emerging growth in the demand for high-grade rolled products which has been forecast by market research institutes. Alongside the construction of a new hot- rolling mill for wider and thicker flats, existing aluminium plate production capacities will be enlarged. Furthermore, the rolling slab casthouse will be expanded in order to secure our raw material supply as well to ensure the high recycling rate. The increased demand for our products - both at the Alouette smelter in Canada and at the Ranshofen location - brought us to the limit of our capacities. The approved enlargement allows us to increase production and shipment volumes from about 150,000 tons of flats per year to 225,000 tons step by step starting from 2014. This large-scale investment is also targeted at supporting our strategic orientation as a supplier of special products. Besides expanding the product portfolio to include even larger product dimensions, we undertake this enlargement not just for the purpose of quantitative growth but will also offer our customers products of improved quality. This constitutes another step towards sustained profitable development for AMAG. We are also pleased to inform you of a change in our ownership structure. B&C Alpha Holding GmbH, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of B & C Industrieholding GmbH, takes over 29.99% of the shares in AMAG Austria Metall AG from CP Group 3 B.V. Through its indirect subsidiary RLB OÖ Alu Invest GmbH, RLB OÖ further increased its shareholding by 4.8% to 16.5%. CP Group 3 B.V. thus completed the last step for exiting AMAG according to schedule. After the positive development steps taken with CP Group 3 B.V. as AMAG's largest investor we now welcome this new sustainable stable shareholder structure. We maintain our comments on the outlook as made in the Annual Report 2011. For the fiscal year 2012 we adopt a cautiously optimistic outlook, basing our assumption on the encouraging order situation in the initial quarter of 2012. Ranshofen, May 4, 2012

    The Management Board

    Gerhard Falch Dr. Helmut Kaufmann Gerald Mayer CEO COO CFO

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    Interim Management Report Course of business for the AMAG Group Economic Environment A slow general recovery of the economy is taking place in the euro zone1. For instance, the most up-to-date GDP estimates have in large part seen a slight upward revision. However, the uncertainty on the financial markets caused by the sovereign debt crisis and by the fiscal consolidation measures taken in some euro zone countries put a strain on this development. In contrast, the US economy is growing more robustly than generally expected, while China has slightly weakening GDP forecasts. For the euro zone, the European Commission expects a slight decline in the GDP for 2012, of 0.3% following a growth rate of 1.4% in 20112. The gross domestic product of Germany, the most important market of AMAG Austria Metall AG, is expected to grow 0.6% (2011: 3.0%) according to the interim forecast of the European Commission of February 2012.

    1 Comp. the German IFO, Euro zone outlook, April 2012 2 Comp. Austrian National Bank, Konjunktur aktuell, March 2012

    Aluminium price and inventories The aluminium price (3-month-LME) went up in the first quarter of 2012 from a starting level of 2,035 USD/t in January to a level of 2,141 USD/t as of March 31, 2012. Price development in this context continued to be marked by high volatility. The average price for the quarter was 2,216 USD/t (first quarter of 2011: 2,534 USD/t), the highest value was 2,349 USD/t and the lowest 2,029 USD/t. Aluminium prices expressed in euros moved within a bandwidth from 1,563 EUR/t to 1,766 EUR/t in the first quarter of 2012, with the average price being 1,689 EUR/t (first quarter of 2011: 1,846 EUR/t). In the quarter under review, stocks of primary aluminium in LME's warehouses on average were approx. 5.05 million tons, or approx. 11% of the annual production of primary aluminium of the full year of 2011.

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    Development of aluminium prices and inventories on the LME

    Key financial figures In the first quarter of 2012, the sales of the AMAG Group were 207.7 mEUR, or 3% lower than in the corresponding period of the prior year (first quarter of 2011: 214.6 mEUR). All three operative divisions had to put up with slight declines in sales, mainly due to the price of aluminium being down on average. In the AMAG Group revenue mix breakdown by country, the traditional European primary markets of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, and the US continued to dominate. The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the Group in the first quarter were 34.6 mEUR; i.e. they were 1.3 mEUR (or 4%) below the EBITDA for the comparable period in the prior year (35.9 mEUR). The increases in the Service Division and Casting Division were not sufficient to fully compensate the declines in the Rolling Division and Metal Divisio