27 April 2006
Ad hoc: HeidelbergCement’s figures for 1st quarter 2006 well above previous year
The key result figures of HeidelbergCement for the 1st quarter 2006 significantly exceed previous year’s figures.
|EURm||Jan.-March 2006||Jan.-March 2005|
|Operating income before depreciation||190||85|
The improved figures can be explained amongst others with favourable market conditions in North America, an optimised cost level following first results of the implementation of the “win” project and positive growth in many markets. We therefore expect a significant increase in turnover and results for the entire year.
The interim report for the 1st quarter 2006 will be released on 4 May 2006.
Heidelberg, 27 April 2006
The Managing Board
Ad hoc announcement pursuant to § 15 German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)