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20. December 2019
Kapsch TrafficCom wins major project in the USA.

17:33 CET Kapsch TrafficCom is supplier to Plenary Infrastructure Belle Chasse LLC, a consortium just awarded by the Louisiana Department of Transport and Development with the Belle Chasse Bridge & Tunnel Replacement Public-Private Partnership Project. Kapsch TrafficCom will provide the consortium with tolling technology and operate and maintain the toll system. Implementation activities are scheduled to commence in 2023 followed by 30 years of technical and commercial operations. The project volume for Kapsch TrafficCom is estimated to be more than 100M USD over the 30 year term. The overall project entails the building of a four-lane bridge to replace the current traffic infrastructure (a bridge and a tunnel). The newly constructed bridge includes a modern all-electronic tolling technology (which does not require toll booths), as part of the first Private, Public, Partnership (P3) project in the state. The awarded consortium will recoup its investment through tolls paid by motorists using the new bridge. The project is scheduled to start in January 2020 and has a total term of approximately 34 years, just over 4 years to build the bridge and 30 years of operations and maintenance.

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19. December 2019
Joint Venture of Kapsch TrafficCom and CTS EVENTIM quantifies its claims against the Federal Republic of Germany to approx. EUR 560 millions.

Munich/Vienna, 19 December 2019  – autoTicket GmbH is the project company for the implementation of infrastructure levies contemplated by the Federal Republic of Germany (tolling system for passenger vehicles – so-called “Pkw-Maut”). It is a 50/50 joint venture of Kapsch TrafficCom AG and CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA as shareholders. Following the unilateral termination of the operating agreement regarding the infrastructure levies with effect as of 30 September 2019 by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, autoTicket GmbH and its two shareholders decided today that the contractually agreed payment claims against the Federal Republic of Germany amount to a total of approx. EUR 560 millions and to assert claims in this amount in several steps now. autoTicket GmbH and its shareholders Kapsch TrafficCom AG and CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA are convinced that autoTicket GmbH has a compensation claim due to the present early termination of the agreement by the Federal Republic of Germany, equal to the loss of profits over the term of the agreement. In addition the operating agreement provides for a compensation of the costs arising from the termination of the agreement which includes compensation claims of subcontractors. Such subcontractors include – to varying degrees – Kapsch TrafficCom AG and CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA as well as some of their affiliated companies. The operating agreement provides for an efficient procedure for dispute resolution: First an independent auditor shall validate the amount of the asserted loss of profits. Thereafter, settlement negotiations with the Federal Republic of Germany are contemplated. In the event of failure of this procedure, the claim will be finally decided in arbitration.

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15. November 2019
Kapsch TrafficCom best bidder for a major project.

Kapsch TrafficCom has been informed to be best bidder for a tolling project in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa). Following a final due diligence, the end of the objection period and subject to successful negotiations with the customer, the project could be awarded within the upcoming three weeks. The total project volume over its six year lifetime is expected to exceed EUR 400 million. Kapsch TrafficCom will announce more details as soon as the contract is secured.

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14. October 2019
Kapsch TrafficCom expects a weak EBIT for the first half of the fiscal year 2019/20. Outlook adapted. Revenues develop according to plan.

Vienna, October 14, 2019  – Based on preliminary data, Kapsch TrafficCom announces that in the first half of the fiscal year 2019/20, the result from operating activities (EBIT) is expected to reach approximately EUR 8 million. Adjusted for non-recurring effects, in particular relating to the termination of toll projects in Germany, the EBIT would have amounted to EUR 14 million (same period of the previous year: EUR 17.8 million). Revenues are expected to reach EUR 358 million. This would be higher than the revenues in the same period of the previous year (EUR 335.8 million). Based on the preliminary half-year results, Kapsch TrafficCom adapts the outlook for the fiscal year 2019/20. Currently, the company expects the EBIT (excluding non-recurring effects) to reach about EUR 35 million (variation: +/-10%). Previously, the company assumed that the EBIT of the fiscal year 2019/20 (excluding non-recurring effects) would increase by at least 5%. The sales outlook, however, is confirmed. The annual revenues are expected to go up by at least 5%. The final results for the first half of fiscal year 2019/20 will be published on November 20, 2019.

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20. July 2019
Preliminary results for Q1 2019/20: Increase in revenues year over year but EBIT below expectations. Outlook for the fiscal year confirmed.

According to the already given outlook, the course of the 2019/20 fiscal year will be similar to that of the one before: a weaker first half-year period should be followed by a strong second half. This seasonality seems to have a stronger than expected impact on the operating result (EBIT) in Q1 2019/20. It will likely amount to approximately EUR 4.6 million (previous year: EUR 7.1 million). A further negative impact may arise from the consolidation of the not yet finally available results of the German operations. On the other hand, revenues in Q1 2019/20 will reach approximately EUR 186 million, a significant increase over the same period in the previous year (EUR 158.2 million). The company confirms the outlook for the fiscal year 2019/20 (increase of both revenues and EBIT by at least 5%). The results of Kapsch TrafficCom for the first quarter 2019/20 will be published on August 20, 2019.

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19. June 2019
Statement by Kapsch TrafficCom on the termination letters regarding the German infrastructure charge.

In 2018, MTS Maut & Telematik Services GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Kapsch TrafficCom AG, was awarded the contract for planning, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the automated ISA enforcement system (automatic enforcement) of the German infrastructure charge (passenger vehicle toll). Furthermore, a consortium consisting of Kapsch TrafficCom AG and CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA was commissioned with the collection of the German passenger vehicle toll. Today, Kapsch TrafficCom was informed by the customer about the termination of both contracts with effect of 30 September 2019. Currently, the termination and its consequences are being evaluated. The contracts contain protective provisions that guard against pecuniary damages for the operating company and its shareholders. This also applies in the event that the infrastructure charge is not introduced.

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17. May 2019
Operating result (EBIT) for the fiscal year 2018/19 likely to exceed expectations.

According to Kapsch TrafficCom’s latest outlook for the fiscal year 2018/19, EBIT was expected to reach previous year’s level and revenues were expected to increase. In the meantime, unaudited results are available. Based on these results, the management expects an EBIT of about EUR 57 million (i.e. about 14% above previous year’s EUR 50.1 million). Revenues are expected to reach about EUR 738 million (previous year: EUR 693.3 million). Kapsch TrafficCom will announce the final results for the fiscal year 2018/19 on June 18, 2019.

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19. December 2018
Consortium of Kapsch TrafficCom and CTS EVENTIM to be commissioned to collect German passenger vehicle toll.

The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as the responsible contracting authority has informed Kapsch TrafficCom AG and CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA about its intention to award the contract regarding the collection of the German infrastructure charge (“passenger vehicle toll”) to a joint consortium of both companies. Kapsch TrafficCom and CTS EVENTIM have taken part in the EU-wide tender for this project. The operating company shall be a joint venture in which both companies hold an equal stake of 50% and which is expected to be consolidated at equity. According to the regular time frames of German procurement law for the required notification of the losing bidders, the award of the contract is not possible before December 30, 2018. Should a losing bidder make use of their legal protection rights and, thus cause a prohibition of the award, the outcome of the legal proceedings under public procurement law would need to be further waited for. The contract between the Federal Republic of Germany and the operating company commences with the binding statement of award and has a base term of twelve years starting with the first collection of the infrastructure charge. The principal can extend the contract once for three years or three times by one year (hence, up to a total term of 15 years). For the operating company (i.e. the joint venture), the total volume throughout the minimum term of the contract amounts to almost EUR 2 billion (including VAT).

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11. October 2018
Intention to commission Kapsch TrafficCom with a contract for the stationary enforcement of the German passenger car toll.

Kapsch TrafficCom has taken part in the tender “planning, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the automated ISA enforcement system (automatic enforcement)” for the enforcement of the German infrastructure charge (passenger car toll). The responsible contracting authority has informed Kapsch TrafficCom of its intention to award the contract to MTS Maut & Telematik Services GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Kapsch TrafficCom AG. According to the regular time frames of German procurement law for the required notification of the losing bidders, the award is not possible before October 22, 2018. In addition, should the losing bidders make use of their legal protection rights which would cause a prohibition of the award, the outcome of the legal proceedings under public procurement law would need to be further waited for. The contract has a base term of twelve years starting with the first collection of the infrastructure charge. The Federal Republic of Germany can extend the contract once for three years or three times by one year (hence, up to a total term of 15 years). Furthermore the Federal Republic of Germany has the option on additional deliverables. Depending on the extent of additional deliverables to be supplied, the order volume can be in the range of (for the total term) less than EUR 100 million up to EUR 120 million. While legal ownership on the toll enforcement equipment is transferred to the Federal Republic of Germany at the time of installation, commercial ownership remains with Kapsch TrafficCom Group until the end of the contract. The enforcement of toll infringements is not within the scope of the contract and will be performed by the responsible German authorities or separately commissioned third parties.

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