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  • 6. October 2021
    Reducing emissions and avoiding congestion: Kapsch TrafficCom presents innovative solutions and Smart Urban Mobility at the ITS World Congress 2021

    Hamburg/Vienna, October 6, 2021 – In terms of sustainable mobility in cities, avoiding congestion is a key issue. Intelligent traffic management enables quick, effective solutions and positive effects on the environment and quality of life. From October 11 to 15, experts from Kapsch will be presenting their mobility solutions for digital traffic control and intelligent networking of vehicles and roads at booth 5405 (Messe Hamburg). The negative economic and ecological effects of congested road networks are undisputed. For example, a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions in Europe are attributable to traffic. The fact that this is also causing resentment among those affected was recently made clear by the Kapsch TrafficCom Index-2021: 70% of German and 74% of Austrian respondents no longer consider road traffic emissions to be acceptable. Intelligent traffic management enables traffic authorities to record and respond to traffic conditions in real time. While conventional solutions are time-delayed and inaccurate, a proactive solution takes into account current traffic conditions and combines measures such as dynamic pricing, intelligent vehicle routing and signal optimization to manage demand from private motorized transport. “Traffic congestion and its associated emissions create a public health crisis and cause millions of dollars in lost productivity. That's why we are driving innovation and technology in key areas such as Connected Driving, Smart Roads and Smart Mobility Pricing. All these elements need to work together if we want to achieve sustainable change”, says Gerd Gröbminger, Vice President Sales CENECA at Kapsch TrafficCom. A first convenience function that can be implemented quickly is the Green Wave Assistant. Traffic signal timing data is processed directly for drivers with a smartphone app or integrated into the vehicle navigation system so that they can keep up with the green phases of the traffic signals and drive more smoothly as well as save energy. Another important tool for combating traffic congestion as part of an intelligent traffic management strategy is the optimization of signaling. This involves adjusting traffic signal timing so that traffic does not back up at intersections. This optimization of signaling can reduce congestion by up to 25%. In addition, intelligent traffic management also includes data exchange with navigation providers. By using deep learning algorithms, it is not only possible to determine the optimal routing scenario for traffic, but also to balance traffic according to local needs on all available routes. In this way, navigation providers can combat congestion and reduce travel times for individual drivers. You can get more detailed insights into these and other Kapsch TrafficCom technologies at booth 5405 at Messe Hamburg, as well as during a panel discussion on 13.10. in room 2 of exhibition building B4, where Kapsch expert Balazs Barnucz will talk about the possibilities of AI for traffic analysis. If you want to learn more, you are welcome to arrange a personal meeting. For this purpose please contact Elisabeth Güner (+43 664 628 1727, Elisabeth.Guener@kapsch.net ).

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  • 4. October 2021
    Dan Toohey appointed Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development of Kapsch TrafficCom North America

    Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion. Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems. As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 25 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2020/21 financial year, around 4,660 employees generated revenues of about EUR 500 million.

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  • 21. September 2021
    Ruta Uno tolls in Costa Rica will have Kapsch TrafficCom’s technology.

    Works on the route will impact more than thirty nearby cities San Jose/Santiago, September 21, 2021 – In a consortium with ETC Peajes Electrónicos S.A., a partner with local presence in Costa Rica, Kapsch TrafficCom has just been chosen by the Fideicomiso Ruta Uno to provide toll collection services with TAG devices for the toll stations in Río Segundo and Naranjo de Alajuela. There are currently two operational toll plazas on the route, in which Kapsch will implement its SmartTOLL solution. The improvements at the Río Segundo and Naranjo toll stations complement the works to be carried out along this 55 km route, which will impact more than thirty cities nearby. The route connects three provinces in the country's central plateau and crosses the international airport. Together with Route 27, it connects the port of Caldera to the Pacific zone, which is popular with tourists throughout the year. The main plaza located in the Rio Segundo sector of Alajuela is just a few kilometers from the international airport. The scope of the project foresees the implementation of 7 mixed lanes, which will allow electronic or manual toll collection, with 4 lanes at the Rio Segundo toll plaza and 3 lanes in Naranjo. The electronic toll collection service will be provided for an initial 12 months, and may be extended for an additional 12 months. “With the success of our toll solutions in many Latin American countries, we at Kapsch are pleased with the opportunity to bring our technology to Costa Rica and be part of such an important project", says Juan Zamakona, Kapsch's Vice President for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Technological solution for TAG toll collection. Kapsch will support the current operation of the toll stations through its SmartToll technological solution for the manual classification by vehicle type and the continuous recording of all transactions. The solution brings an interoperability functionality that will allow integration with the Quick Pass intermediation and electronic collection system operated by ETC in the "stop and go" mode. This will ensure that users who currently use the electronic toll payment system at other tolls will also be able to use this service at Ruta Uno , improving road fluidity and the user experience on this road.

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  • 15. September 2021
    Safety21 acquires Kapsch TrafficCom Italia, reaffirming its leading role as an enabler of Smart City and Smart Road solutions for local councils.

    Milan, September15, 2021 – Safety21 S.p.A. , an Italian company and leader in the road safety market, owned by the CEO founder Gianluca Longo and a host of institutional investors, is announcing the completion of its acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Kapsch TrafficCom S.r.l., the Italian branch of Kapsch TrafficCom AG, an Austrian company listed on the Vienna stock exchange, a globally recognized provider of technological solutions for mobility. Now celebrating its 10th year, Safety21's initial internal growth phase has seen the success of its proprietary cloud platform IoT TITAN ® , as well as innovative infrastructure proposition models for municipalities through public-private partnerships . With this transaction, the company further strengthens its series of acquisitions at the national and international level, intended to incorporate core links in the chain of services offered by the Group to the public bodies in the smart mobility market. Kapsch TrafficCom Italia has been a leader since 2008 in the manufacturing, sale and maintenance of IoT for traffic offense detection, with a particular focus on access control within Limited Traffic Zones (LTZ). The transaction now represents an additional step in Safety21's expansion, broadening the range of cutting-edge IoT technological solutions and scalable and innovative outsourcing services offered to public bodies and police forces. Kapsch TrafficCom Italia, now Motus21, currently operates throughout the country with 416 LTZ gates in over 60 Italian cities, including many large metropolitan centres. The transaction will allow Safety21 Group to serve over 300 public bodies, with an installed base of over 700 active and operational enforcement IoTs throughout Italy. Gianluca Longo, CEO of Safety21 : "The acquisition of Kapsch TrafficCom Italia, which has become Motus21, represents a natural path of expansion for Safety21 in the smart mobility world. Motus21 will allow us to play an increasingly prominent role for local councils, offering IoT solutions for law enforcement and monitoring in the local area, with a view to improving traffic flows and eco-sustainability as envisaged by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The acquisition of Kapsch TrafficCom Italia is a highly significant first step in our partnership with Kapsch TrafficCom AG, an internationally renowned player in the sector." Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom AG , complements: “Kapsch TrafficCom has resolved to concentrate its strategic focus on four core areas in the future. This focus has led us to sell Kapsch TrafficCom Italia. We are handing over our branch to a successful Italian company, which will manage it adeptly and we are convinced that it will fit perfectly with Safety21’s operations. In future we will cooperate with Safety21 to jointly seize opportunities in Italian cities and abroad.” Safety21 was supported in the transaction by the advisor Itom Invest while the legal aspects were handled by Grimaldi for Kapsch and Orrick for the buyer. The banks involved, a pool made up of Banco BPM and MPS, were followed by Legance .

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  • 8. September 2021
    Summary of the resolutions of the Annual General Meeting.

    Today’s Annual General Meeting of Kapsch TrafficCom AG passed the following resolutions: No dividend will be paid out for the 2020/21 financial year; the entire net retained profits will be carried forward to new account. Discharge of liability of the members of the Executive Board and the members of the Supervisory Board in office in financial year 2020/21. PwC Wirtschaftsprüfung GmbH, Vienna, appointed as auditor and Group auditor for financial year 2021/22. Remuneration Report 2020/21 approved. Election of Sonja Hammerschmid to the Supervisory Board. She follows Kari Kapsch who has resigned. Authorization to increase the share capital by up to 10%. Further information on the AGM is here:

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  • 12. July 2021
    Kapsch Group to restructure.

    Family business prepares for generational change Vienna, July 12, 2021 – The global technology company Kapsch Group is set to restructure: Kapsch Group is being repositioned for the next generation of the entrepreneurial family. Kapsch Group can look back on a history of almost 130 years. Since its founding, Kapsch is always a family-run company – currently in its fourth generation. Its success is based primarily on the personal commitment of the entrepreneurial family, the resulting corporate culture and the fact that the Group has continuously developed and reinvented itself over all these years. With an eye on the next generation of the Kapsch family and to be able to ensure later a smooth transition to the next generation in due course, it is planned to restructure the Group. Kapsch Group will now focus on the companies Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft and Kapsch TrafficCom. Kapsch Group will be assigned to the sphere of influence of Elisabeth Kapsch and Georg Kapsch and will remain under the leadership of Georg Kapsch as CEO as before. The direct shareholdings of KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH in Kapsch TrafficCom AG and the management thereof by Georg Kapsch will not change as a result. Kapsch BusinessCom will leave Kapsch Group together with Kari Kapsch. Kari Kapsch will remain chairman of the supervisory board of Kapsch BusinessCom and the management board will also remain unchanged with Franz Semmernegg and Jochen Borenich. It is planned that Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft will join Kapsch BusinessCom as a new partner to support the further expansion of Kapsch BusinessCom. The reorganization of Kapsch Group has recently been initiated. As things progress, regulatory approvals will still be required and completion is expected in a few months. The restructuring process will have no impact on the employees and customers of Kapsch TrafficCom, Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft and Kapsch BusinessCom.

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  • 10. June 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom Wins Large Electronic Tolling Project in the USA.

    Vienna, 10th June 2021 – Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) is pleased to announce that Plenary Infrastructure Group (Plenary) has awarded Kapsch a project to implement a new toll collection system for the Louisiana Highway (LA-1) for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). The project is an amendment to Kapsch’s existing contract with Plenary, where Kapsch is providing an end-to-end all-electronic tolling system and related maintenance services for a major bridge and tunnel replacement in Belle Chasse, Louisiana .  Plenary began construction on the new bridge and tunnel  in January 2020. Kapsch’s scope of work for the LA-1 project includes updating the existing tolling infrastructure with the Kapsch advanced lane solution, updating and providing back off systems and services, as well as advancing modern efficiencies into operations and maintenance. The new system will work with the state’s current GeauxPass transponder program, and will include new system features such as a toll-by-plate program. Implementation activities are scheduled to commence in 2023, followed by 30 years of technical and commercial operations. “We look forward to the ongoing partnership with Plenary and the Louisiana Department of Transportation,” said JB Kendrick, president of Kapsch TrafficCom North America. “These infrastructure and tolling system investments will provide the modern facilities and operational efficiencies that can optimize the travel experience for Louisiana drivers.”

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  • 27. May 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom appoints new CFO Andreas Hämmerle

    Vienna, May 27, 2021 – Andreas Hämmerle will join the Executive Board of Kapsch TrafficCom as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from July 1, 2021. He currently holds the position of Executive Vice President Finance at the company. Commenting on the appointment, Georg Kapsch, Chief Executive Officer of Kapsch TrafficCom says: “I would like to congratulate Andreas Hämmerle and welcome him as a new colleague in the Executive Board. He is an experienced executive leader who had an important role in navigating KTC through a transformation phase and who strongly contributed to achieving substantial improvements of our financial situation. I am confident that with his extensive experience and knowledge specifically in finance the company is well prepared for the future.“ Andreas Hämmerle: ”I feel honored and excited to take up my new role as Chief Financial Officer at Kapsch TrafficCom. I am looking forward to working together with a great team and I am confident that we will successfully write the next chapter of the company’s development.”   Hämmerle held various management and executive board positions before working for Kapsch TrafficCom. He has long-standing international experience in the branded products industry as well as the service and retail sectors. The main focus of his work has been on corporate development, change management, mergers & acquisition, restructuring, compliance and controlling in change situations. 

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  • 21. April 2021
    JB Kendrick appointed President of Kapsch TrafficCom North America

    McLean, VA (April 21, 2021) – Kapsch TrafficCom AG (Kapsch) has appointed JB Kendrick as President of its North America business unit as of April 19, 2021. Ms. Kendrick joined Kapsch in 2017 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development, a role in which she was instrumental in growing the tolling, traffic management, and connected vehicle business for Kapsch TrafficCom North America. “It is my pleasure to announce JB Kendrick as the new President Kapsch TrafficCom North America,” says Georg Kapsch, Chief Executive Officer of Kapsch TrafficCom. "JB has a successful track record in growing business in North America. She is known for building strong client-centric teams through collaboration, effective internal and external communication, and advancing Kapsch employee engagement initiatives.” JB Kendrick succeeds Chris Murray, who is leaving Kapsch TrafficCom. In the last 10 years, he managed the successful transformation of the North America business into a leading provider of end-to-end tolling, traffic management and connected mobility systems. “I would like to thank Chris for all of his contributions to Kapsch. I wish him the very best.” JB Kendrick’s appointment will help to deliver sustainable business performance and to support a successful next chapter for our company.She has built a successful 25 year career delivering back office and payment processing solutions with leadership roles in multiple functional areas including sales, operations, business development, marketing, and client relations. Prior to joining Kapsch, JB spent 13 years with Conduent (and formerly Xerox/ACS, Inc.) selling to and supporting emerging payment services for more than 30 US states as well as the federal government.  JB Kendrick has served on the Board of Directors for the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA) and has been actively engaged with the National Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA), W.net, and The Women’s Alliance (TWA). She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama and is a member of the “Women in Tolling” group of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) as well as several local philanthropic organizations. She will continue to be based in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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  • 12. April 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom’s pioneering European technology will connect intelligent traffic lights with driverless buses in Malaga

    The company installs traffic controllers that inform an autonomous public transport vehicle of green and red traffic signals The AUTOMOST project aims to advance the automation of public transport Madrid, April 12, 2021 – Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) has implemented a connected vehicle (V2X) project in Malaga, Spain for AUTOMOST. This EU-funded R&D project, developed by the bus fleet manager AVANZA together with the City of Malaga and the Port of Malaga, aims to advance the automation of public transport. Kapsch, as an international provider of connected vehicle technology and services, has installed intelligent traffic light controllers that directly transmit SPaT (Signal Phase and Timing) information from the traffic lights to the autonomous bus for each lane accessing the controlled junction. The Malaga City Council, which is committed to Malaga’s development as a technological and innovative “smart city ”, has chosen the port as the test area to develop this autonomous vehicle project and to analyse the benefits of automating public transport in a more controllable way, as it hosts a less complex bus line. Kapsch was selected by the Malaga City Council in 2020 to supply 11 EcoTrafiX™ traffic light controllers with their corresponding roadside units (RSU), which are now connected to the AUTOMOST technology platform to provide real-time information between the buses and infrastructure at select Malaga intersections with traffic lights. They replace the original controllers that did not support SPaT features. The SpaT information provided by Kapsch technology will include current traffic light status and time remaining until the next light change. This will allow the buses and other equipped vehicles to know the exact red, green or yellow light times in advance in order to match their speeds accordingly and manage their autonomous driving. This is an innovative program and the first of its kind in Spain; the technology can simultaneously broadcast a G5 and 5G protocol frequency while sending SpaT information about the traffic lights to all  nearby vehicles. “We are delighted to contribute to the implementation of this innovative project, which reaffirms our commitment to smart urban mobility,” says Javier Aguirrre, CEO and President of Kapsch for Spain and Portugal . “Connected vehicle and autonomous driving technologies open up great opportunities. Malaga, a Spanish benchmark for Smart Cities, has been using Kapsch solutions for years to manage the city's traffic in an integrated way. Now, with this initiative, it has once again become a pioneer in applying technology to improve the lives of its citizens.”   The EcoTrafiX™ Controller enables efficient, safe, and sustainable mobility by setting priorities for public transport, emergency vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians depending on the unique needs of each project. EcoTrafiX™ can operate with different protocols (UNE, NTCIP, UTMC) and adapts to any type of operation whether in isolated mode, under centralised control, or with adaptive traffic control systems. The Kapsch RIS-9160 RSU provides fast data exchange between the vehicle and infrastructure.

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  • 25. March 2021
    Enviromental award from the city of Vienna for Kapsch TrafficCom

    The City of Vienna has honored Kapsch TrafficCom as “OekoBusiness Wien 2021”. The global provider of intelligent traffic solutions took part with its operations in Vienna's ÖKOPROFIT (Ecoprofit) environmental service program. The program aims to help companies reduce waste, raw material, and water and energy consumption at business locations in Vienna. “The Oekoprofit program is a great start on the road to become a more sustainable company,” says Juliane Höbarth, Head of KapschTrafficCom's Environmental Sustainability Program. “It helps us identify the biggest sources of emissions in our company at the Vienna operating site and understand how to reduce them.” Experts examine environmentally friendly business practices. In a series of workshops, the Ecoprofit experts from the environmental consultancy Denkstatt worked with Kapsch TrafficCom to analyze carefully selected environmental data and identify potential savings and improvement measures. “We learned that in the industrial sector, the product life cycle accounts for the largest share of CO2 emissions. That's why we focus on evaluating the CO2 footprint of our products and the emissions savings potential of our portfolio,” reports Höbarth. Kapsch TrafficCom is “OekoBusiness Vienna 2021”. The project team presented the results of the program in the form of a report and a presentation to the expert commission of Oekoprofit. Kapsch TrafficCom was then recognized by the Advisory Board for its commitment to sustainable business practices by the City of Vienna as “OekoBusiness Wien 2021”. The certificate is valid for a period of one year.

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  • 8. March 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom – Norway Starts Free-Flow Tolling In One Of World´s Deepest Undersea Tunnels.

    Jönköping/Vienna. March 8, 2021 – The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) assigned Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) in October 2020 to deliver a new Multi-Lane Free-Flow (MLFF) tolling system at Ryfast, Norway. Only 13 weeks after the contract signature, the system with 6 tolling points went successfully into operation on February 1, 2021. The Ryfast sub-sea tunnel system runs from the city of Stavanger to the municipality of Strand. It is one of the longest and deepest undersea road tunnels in the world, with the Ryfylke tunnel of 14.3 kilometres length and 292 meters deep. After implementing the high performance system in record time of only 13 weeks, the Kapsch MLFF G3 tolling system is now in operation since the beginning of February. “While we have installed our systems at tunnels, bridges, cities and roadways all around the world, we are proud to be part of the Ryfast project. We are very happy that we have managed to implement a reliable and high-performing system in such a short time", says Mikael Hejel, responsible Area Sales Manager for the Nordic countries. The tolling system detects and identifies all passing vehicles with video technology, which classifies the vehicles and captures their front- and rear license plates. Through microwaves, the tolling system also detects and reads AutoPass toll tags, which are linked to the vehicle’s license plate number. The information captured by the tolling system is transmitted to a back-office for further processing and invocing of the vehicle owners. “Due to that a previous tolling system could not be set into operation, we had to retender a new tolling system and allocate a tight time schedule. In addition, given the current Covid situation and closed borders, it was a challenging task both for Statens vegvesen and Kapsch to comply with the schedule. Therefore we are very pleased with the open dialogue and the transparency we have had with Kapsch TrafficCom, something which enabled the extremely short implementation time of the new tolling system”, says Kristian Rognskog, Chief Engineer of AutoPASS/Bompeng systems at Statens vegvesen.

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  • 16. February 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom – Results for the first three quarters of 2020/21.

    Highlights. Expiry of major projects, COVID-19, special effects, and internal challenges led to a decline in revenues and negative EBIT. Restructuring measures have shown the first signs of success; free cash flow is positive again. “The success of the introduced cost reduction program is already evident. While the free cash flow in Q1 was still negative at around EUR 27 million, the shortfall in Q2 fell to EUR 3 million. In the just finished Q3, we succeeded in generating a positive free cash flow of EUR 31 million. As a result, we now have a positive value of EUR 1 million after nine months,“ says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million Q1-Q3 2019/20 Q1-Q3 2020/21 +/- Revenues 545.5  384.5 -29.5 % EBIT 7.7  -89.0 > -100 % EBIT margin 1.4 %  -32.1 % -24.5 %p Result for the period attributable to equity holders 1.9 -78.3 > -100 % Earnings per share (EUR) 0.14 -6.03 > -100 % Vienna, February 16, 2021  – Revenues totaled EUR 384 million in the first three quarters of 2020/21, which represents a decline of 30% or EUR 161 million. EUR 75 million of this amount is attributable to major projects that ended in the previous year: one in Germany (early termination of the implementation project by the customer due to a decision by the European Court of Justice), one in the Czech Republic (operating contract expired), and one in Bulgaria (completion of the implementation of a nation-wide toll system). In North America, the focus was on completing and restructuring existing projects. In addition, project margins had to be adjusted in the USA. This not only had negative effects on the EBIT but also, and in a large extent, on revenues. Finally, the various measures adopted to slow the spread of COVID-19 also led to a substantial decline in demand and revenues: In the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) segment, they were major drivers behind the decline of EUR 28 million or around one-third in component revenues. Implementation revenues also fell by EUR 71 million. The operating result (EBIT) went from EUR 8 million in the previous year to EUR -89 million in the current reporting period. The following special effects in particular were responsible for this development in the current financial year: Adjustment of project margins and provisions for onerous contracts, particularly for projects in North America: EUR -50 million. Impairments of goodwill: EUR -21 million (corresponds to the figure in H1 2020/21). Provision for lawsuit in the USA: EUR -8 million. Operating currency effects: EUR -11 million (net).   The financial result in the first three quarters of 2020/21 amounted to EUR -10 million (previous year: EUR -5 million). This was primarily due to the net interest loss of EUR 3 million and unrealized foreign exchange losses in the amount of EUR 5 million (net). Income taxes were positive at EUR 18 million (previous year: EUR -1 million). The result for the period attributable to equity holders of the company after nine months totaled EUR -78 million (previous year: EUR 2 million). This equates to earnings per share of EUR 6.03 (previous year: EUR 0.14). As of December 31, 2020, the net debt amounted to EUR 183 million (March 31, 2020: EUR 176 million). The equity ratio was at 18% (March 31, 2020: 25%). The balance sheet total fell to EUR 614 million (March 31, 2020: EUR 727 million). Free cash flow of EUR 1 million after three quarters was substantially better than in the comparative period of the previous year (EUR -20 million). Net CAPEX totaled EUR 2 million (previous year: EUR 9 million). And even though we are seeing the first signs of success from our efforts to make the company more efficient, focused, agile, and profitable over the long term, we still have a hard road ahead of us. The management is examining structures, processes, and expenditures throughout the entire organization. Many necessary restructuring measures have already been implemented, while others have been introduced, and a few are still outstanding. Naturally, this is often connected with additional costs in the short term. The Executive Board assumes that these will be reflected for the most part in the current financial year’s result. Therefore, it is quite possible that, with revenues of somewhat more than EUR 500 million, the negative EBIT in the 2020/21 financial year could exceed the EUR 100 million threshold. Segment results. In the first three quarters of 2020/21, 73% of revenue was generated by the ETC segment and 27% by the IMS segment. 53% of revenue was generated in the region EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), 42% in the region Americas (North-, Central- and South America), and 5% in the APAC (Asia-Pacific) region. ETC (Electronic Toll Collection). Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million Q1-Q3 2019/20 Q1-Q3 2020/21 +/- Revenues 420.1  279.6 -33.5 % EBIT 18.5  -79.7 > -100 % EBIT margin 4.4 %  -28.5 % -32.9 %p In the first three quarters of 2020/21, ETC revenues reached EUR 280 million (-33%). As mentioned above, the comparative period included revenues of major projects which have come to an end in the meantime. Implementation and component revenues fell by EUR 100 million. A good portion of this decrease is a consequence of the international measures adopted to slow the spread of COVID-19. ETC-EBIT amounted to EUR -80 million (previous year: EUR 19 million). EBIT margin was at -28% (previous year: 4%). In the first three quarters 2020/21 Kapsch TrafficCom sold 7.5 million on-board units (previous year: 10.1 million).   IMS (Intelligent Mobility Solutions). Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million Q1-Q3 2019/20 Q1-Q3 2020/21 +/- Revenues 125.3  104.9 -16.3 % EBIT -10.9  -9.3 14.2 % EBIT margin -8.7 %  -8.9 % -0.2 %p In the first three quarters of 2020/21, segment revenues reached EUR 105 million. (-16%). The IMS EBIT was EUR -9 million and thus better than in the previous year (EUR -11 million). The now completed departure of the United Kingdom from the EU (Brexit) had no significant impact on Kapsch TrafficCom’s results. Revenues there were in the single-digit million range during the first three quarters of 2020/21. The highlights report of the first three quarters 2020/21 as well as further materials will be available at www.kapsch.net/ktc/ir/downloadcenter .

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  • 12. February 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom to supply the first multi-lane free-flow (MLFF) toll collection system in France for highway concessionaire APRR.

    Paris/Vienna, February 12, 2021 – Kapsch TrafficCom was awarded a framework contract by APRR regarding the supply, implementation and technical operations of MLFF tolling systems. This will improve traffic flow and decrease the environmental impact on the RCEA highway. APRR, highway concessionaire of the Eiffage Group, is the second largest French concessionaire operating around 2,300 kilometers of highway. Employing 3,500 people, APRR manages a yearly turnover of around 2.4 billion euros. Recently, the ALIAE consortium (Eiffage’s group concession) has been awarded the A79 highway (formerly RCEA – Route Centre Europe Atlantique ). In this context, APRR will deploy and operate a MLFF tolling system supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom. The new highway will open to traffic in 2022. Improved traffic flow and less environmental impact. From the end-user point of view, the MLFF system allows travel time and fuel consumption to decrease as drivers do not need to stop at plazas anymore. The automatic toll collection system is also an efficient and secure mean of payment without physical interaction. For the concessionaire, implementing a MLFF system improves the throughput of the highway, reduces the number of incidents and, above all, allows to decrease the environmental impact of the tolled road. After a pilot phase where APRR had tested the performances of several MLFF technologies provided by different companies, APRR chose Kapsch TrafficCom as industrial partner in the deployment of its first multi-lane free-flow system projetcs. “This is a great success for us, showing that we are best in class in terms of performances and value for money. We are proud to start an exciting long-term partnership with APRR,” says Nathalie Leboucher, Senior Vice President Sales Western Europe, Middle East & Africa at Kapsch TrafficCom. Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion. Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems. As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2019/20 financial year, around 5,100 employees generated revenues of EUR 731.2 million.

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  • 10. February 2021
    Greece stops “unfair” tolling on the motorway.

    Europe´s first Pay-as-you-go tolling system on the A8 motorway Athen-Patras Athens, Vienna. February 10, 2021 – Greece is the first country in the European Union to operate an electronic toll system in which car drivers are only charged for actual kilometers driven on the motorway. The new “Hybrid Multi-Lane Toll System” from Kapsch TrafficCom supplements the unpopular existing payment system that charges drivers for an entire section of road, even if they exit after the first toll barrier. “Kilometer-based toll billing is the future” says Michael Weber, Strategic Sales Manager of Kapsch TrafficCom. “The European Union sees traditional section payment as an unfair phase-out model and is pushing to charge only for actual kilometers driven. This method will be mandatory for new toll routes and a recommended feature for existing toll routes. This means that the changeover on the A8 motorway from Athens to Patras in December 2020 is not only groundbreaking for Greece, but is likely to set a precedent throughout the EU.” To use the new service, cars will be equipped with on-board units that attach to the vehicle’s interior windshield . When the car enters a toll checkpoint, the system will automatically debit the toll costs from the owner's customer account and the barrier will open to allow the vehicle onto the highway. As soon as the vehicle exits the route, any overpaid costs for the entire section will be credited back to the driver's account in a mileage-based billing transaction. Reduced emissions and improved traffic flow. Civic leaders of cities and towns along the Athens-Patras motorway have lobbied for the introduction of the hybrid multi-lane toll system. The reason is that motorists wanting to avoid the cost of an entire stretch of motorway 8 stayed on roads going through towns, which resulted in a considerable noise and emissions burden. Mileage-based charging with the new system now provides a rebate solution in which overpaid road use is credited according to the actual exit chosen. Drivers have a new incentive to use the motorway. “Other toll routes in Greece, as well as in other countries such as Spain or Italy, are likely to follow the example of the new 'Hybrid Multi-Lane Toll System',” says Michael Weber. “The billing technology not only ensures that costs are charged fairly in line with European Union recommendations, but can also be expanded to include additional services. For example, it is possible to set the toll for vehicles according to different environmental standards: e-vehicles would pay less than gasoline or diesel, for example.” Video “Kilometer toll” in Greece: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xNaF0r8-S4 Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion. Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems. As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2019/20 financial year, around 5,100 employees generated revenues of EUR 731.2 million.

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  • 18. January 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom Group was awarded the technical operation of Bulgaria’s toll systems.

    For a period of five years, Kapsch Traffic Solutions, a consortium of various Kapsch TrafficCom Group companies, is in charge of the technical operation of the passenger vehicle e-vignette system and the electronic truck toll system in Bulgaria. The award follows a public tender which saw Kapsch Traffic Solutions as the best bidder. The technical operation comprises the maintenance of all hardware and software as well as the operation of the data centers. The total project volume amounts to about EUR 60 million. Kapsch Traffic Solutions built and implemented the current passenger vehicle e-vignette system and the electronic truck toll system in Bulgaria. They were finalized and handed over to the state in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion. Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems. As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2019/20 financial year, around 5,100 employees generated revenues of EUR 731.2 million.

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  • 11. January 2021
    Kapsch TrafficCom – two major projects extended and an additional contract.

    Two major operations projects in the tolling segment have been extended at similar conditions: The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) requested an extension of the contract by 12 months, i.e., until December 2021. The revenues per month will be at around EUR 3.7 million. The current contract to support the operation of the nation-wide electronic toll system in Poland is scheduled to expire in the first week of February. Kapsch TrafficCom has been awarded a further extension of the contract by five months, e.g., until early July 2021. The revenues per month will be stable at around EUR 2.4 million. In Poland, Kapsch TrafficCom has also been awarded the provision of direct distribution services with regard to the new satellite-based toll system (Global Navigation Satellite Systems, GNSS). This system is still to be built and implemented. Then, Kapsch TrafficCom will be in charge of the implementation and provision of customer services. They include the registration and activation of truck’s external location system units or truck drivers’ smartphones in the system as well as the distribution of on-board units. Kapsch TrafficCom will also increase the number of distribution points. The project start is aligned with the start of the new toll system. The contract has a term of 24 months with a total volume of up to about EUR 30 million. Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion. Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems. As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2019/20 financial year, around 5,100 employees generated revenues of EUR 731.2 million.

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  • 18. December 2020
    Kapsch TrafficCom has sold its interest in Q-Free ASA.

    Kapsch TrafficCom held a 15.4% interest in Q-Free ASA (Q-Free), a provider of intelligent transportations services from Norway. Because the stake has become non-strategic, it has been for sale for a while. By selling over the stock exchange and, eventually, over-the-counter block trades the stake could be divested at an average price of about NOK 4.73 per share. In addition to a cash inflow of more than EUR 5 million, this transaction has a positive impact on the financial result of Kapsch TrafficCom and reduces the financial risks of the company. Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion. Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems. As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2019/20 financial year, around 5,100 employees generated revenues of EUR 731.2 million.

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  • 17. December 2020
    Kapsch TrafficCom continues to strengthen footprint in Latin America.

    Toll systems in Mexico and Ecuador First ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) delivery in Columbia Vienna. December 17, 2020 – With a strong track record in the areas of tolling and smart urban mobility in the region, Kapsch TrafficCom has been successful with new tolling and advanced traffic management solutions for tunnels and highways in recent months. In Mexico, Kapsch has been awarded a contract to implement an electronic toll collection system for the “MRO Paquete Noreste” highways in the country’s northeastern region. This is one of the busiest highway networks in the country. Kapsch’s SmartTOLL™ solution will upgrade the current system over a distance of 350 km with twelve plazas and 64 lanes. Eliminating cash payments and implementing electronic toll collection has been a growing trend in Latin America, amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, as it ensures safer and faster transit. In Ecuador’s capital of Quito, the country’s first Multi-Lane Free-Flow (MLFF) toll collection system went operational in November. In partnership with a local company, Kapsch was in charge of the supply and installation of the toll gantry equipment on one of the main access routes to the city as well as the operational back office. The new toll system replaces toll plazas. They were causing heavy congestion at the Guayasamin Tunnel during rush hours, as drivers had the option to stop and pay the toll charges in cash. The new four-lane free-flow toll gantry is also reversible, allowing for changes in traffic direction according to the current demand. In Colombia, Kapsch has been operating successfully for three years, winning several significant toll and ITS projects. In September, the company celebrated its first ITS delivery. In Medellín, the country’s second largest city, the advanced traffic management system DYNAC® ensures state-of-the-art security in two 460-meter-long tunnels that were built as part of a substantial urban transformation project, Parques del Rio. The system collects real-time traffic data and delivers it to the control centers, allowing operators to detect and respond to congestion, incidents, and emergency situations. The information can then be quickly disseminated so that drivers can make informed travel decisions. Additionally, Kapsch has recently been awarded the implementation of the DYNAC and SmartTOLL systems for Colombia’s new Río Magdalena Highway. The company is responsible for the supply, installation, configuration and commissioning of the electronic equipment and software of the ITS system on one of four road sections. Furthermore, Kapsch will be installing three toll plazas along the highway with both cash-only lanes and lanes for cash and electronic payments. Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion. Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems. As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2019/20 financial year, around 5,100 employees generated revenues of EUR 731.2 million.

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  • 3. December 2020
    Kapsch TrafficCom continues to expand tolling services in Europe via new partnership with Ford.

    Subsidiary tolltickets will provide services to Ford’s new Marketplace feature This partnership with a leading car manufacturer is an important milestone for Kapsch’s tolling services Rosenheim/Vienna. December 3, 2020 – The German toll services provider tolltickets, a 100% subsidiary of Kapsch TrafficCom, will expand its current footprint by providing integrated tolling services for partner companies. Kapsch TrafficCom, via its subsidiary tolltickets, is proud to support the launch of Ford’s new Marketplace feature by providing Ford customers access to tolltickets’ tolling services. Part of FordPass Pro, a smartphone app for small businesses, Marketplace services are available to fleets of up to five vehicles. Alongside the app’s remote control and convenience features, owners can now browse details of available partnerships and offers and simply tap through to sign up with a partner or to find out more. Among the three Marketplace partnerships that were launched, tolltickets enables vehicle owners to subscribe and pre-pay for a wide variety of tolling solutions. Benefits include savings on standard tariffs, ease of transit across the various countries covered by tolltickets, and reduced administration overhead thanks to single-supplier monthly billing for the entire fleet. “The launch of this cooperation with Ford marks a milestone for us”, explains Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. “The tolling market will change fundamentally in the coming years and we are seeing a continuous transition to app-based solutions. For Kapsch, business-to-business partnerships will be increasingly important for offering integrated services to end users. That is why I am really proud that a renowned car manufacturer like Ford is relying on the know-how of tolltickets in delivering tolling services. This partnership is a success in our new strategy of expanding our existing core business areas of tolling and traffic management with tolling services and demand management.” Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion. Kapsch has brought projects to fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. With one-stop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems. As part of the Kapsch Group and headquartered in Vienna, Kapsch TrafficCom has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2019/20 financial year, around 5,100 employees generated revenues of EUR 731.2 million.

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