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Carolin Treichl

Executive Vice President Marketing & Communications
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria

+43 50 811 1710carolin.treichl@kapsch.net
Ingrid Riegler

Head of Corporate Communications
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria

+43 50 811 1724ingrid.riegler@kapsch.net
11. August 2022
Kapsch TrafficCom: Fewer crashes and reduced fuel consumption on Queensland’s Bruce Highway

Kapsch TrafficCom supplies Connected Roadside technology as part of the Intelligent Transport Systems initiative to provide increased safety and efficiency to drivers The company is attending this…

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4. August 2022
Capital City Sharjah´s New “Traffic Flow Project” with Kapsch TrafficCom

The 1.5 million city Sharjah reduces emissions with next level of mobility management Vienna/Sharjah, August 4, 2022 – Sharjah, the capital city of the Emirate of Sharjah, is actively developing the next level of intelligent traffic management capabilities together with Kapsch TrafficCom. The 1.5   million city Sharjah is the third-most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new, centralized control system will help with providing improved traffic flow and shorter travel times to drivers across the majority of the city and increase the safety of citizens. Additionally, a state-of-the-art traffic control center will enable the city with the ability to manage traffic in a comprehensive and coordinated way directly across 48 key junctions all over the city. The system will also further strengthen the city’s position as a “healthy city”, as improved traffic flow also means fewer emissions and higher quality of living for city residents, while also cutting down fuel costs for commuters. “ We at Kapsch TrafficCom are delighted to support Sharjah City in a project of this magnitude and are thankful for the excellent cooperation with the team in the traffic engineering department of SRTA. The technology will optimize the city's traffic for the benefit of residents’ quality of life, resulting in less time in the car throughout their journey,” says Fakhar Munir, Country Manager UAE at Kapsch TrafficCom. “It also helps in reducing the carbon emission of the city, which supports His Highness Sultan Bin   Mohammed Al   Qasimi, the ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah’s commitment towards cutting down carbon emissions. This project reinforces Sharjah’s position as one of the leading cities in the UAE when it comes to traffic management.” Over a period of 12 months, which started in May 2022, Kapsch TrafficCom will supply and install 48 controllers, cameras and its EcoTrafiX™ software, integrate the system and design a traffic control center for city authorities. Beyond the initial 12 months, the company is also tasked with maintaining the system for three additional years. The system functions as follows: The EcoTrafiX™ Expert software that is installed at the central control center receives the traffic data collected by the video cameras and traffic controllers, and through calculations identifies the optimal cycle and split for each intersection based on traffic volume, stop duration, and more. This information is then sent back to the traffic controller which adapts traffic light cycles and other variables to optimize the flow of traffic and ultimately reduce travel time, average required stops and also emissions.

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20. July 2022
First Smart City project in Peru relies on Kapsch TrafficCom

Lima District Miraflores introduces intelligent mobility and safety management State-of-the-art technology developed by Kapsch TrafficCom and Cibernos Lima, July 20, 2022 – Miraflores is the first city to launch a comprehensive Smart City project in Peru. The objective: Improve the quality of life for citizens by strengthening security as well as efficient traffic management and making the district more sustainable. To this end, a modular growth platform will integrate various information such as on mobility, security, tourism and the environment using open protocols and analytics. Mobility solution provided by Kapsch T he mobility and safety verticals of the project rely on advanced technology developed by Kapsch TrafficCom and Cibernos. The two companies make up the consortium chosen by Miraflores to provide the mobility and safety management systems. These will be integrated into the city's Smart City platform. For mobility management, Kapsch will implement its Ecotrafix™ solution, a state-of-the-art integrated mobility management software. The technology has already been implemented in cities such as Buenos Aires, Madrid, Belo Horizonte, Panama City, among several others around the world. State-of-the-art traffic management increases safety Mobility in the city will be improved by intelligent traffic signalization with EcoTrafiX Controller™ which is highly robust and efficient and has the most advanced functionalities in terms of traffic management. In addition, intelligent horizontal signaling for crosswalks will be implemented, with traffic lights that replicate the on-road signaling by illuminating the floor at the crossings to increase pedestrian safety. The project also includes the installation of more than 300 cameras with various functions such as license plate recognition, facial recognition, traffic analytics and photo fines, the latter managed by the powerful EcoTrafix Enforce™ module. The new cameras will generate an electronic perimeter for access control and road safety. Integrated into the EcoTrafix™ platform, they will be able to generate data on traffic flow, vehicle fleet and service level status on the municipality's roads, in addition to enabling easy recognition of pedestrians to enhance citizen safety, traffic and pedestrian traceability. Thus, district managers will have access to the necessary information for an intelligent and proactive management of mobility. “Smart Cities are the future” "This project will bring direct benefits to the citizens and we are very proud to make a contribution to it with our technology,” says Carlos Wiedmaier, Vice President Solution Consulting for Latin America at Kapsch TrafficCom. “We are certain that Smart Cities are the future. We hope that more Latin American cities will be inspired and start investing in technology for smarter mobility management.”

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14. July 2022
Kapsch TrafficCom to set up of one of the largest urban Multi-Lane Free-Flow systems worldwide in Gothenburg

Kapsch to design, build and run operations for 10   years Vienna/Gothenburg, July 14 2022 – The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has assigned Kapsch TrafficCom to build a new Multi-Lane Free-Flow system (MLFF) in Gothenburg, Sweden. The contract was signed on July,   5 2022. The MLFF scheme covers a complex city area passed through by approximately 150 million vehicles each year. In terms of tolling stations and charging points, the Swedish project ranks among the biggest urban congestion charging projects in the world. “We are proud to have won this large-scale contract and look forward to implementing a reliable and high-performing system in Gothenburg. Our system will capture vehicle data in a quality which is the best-in-class within the tolling industry. We will provide the best possible information to enable the authority to make the correct taxation decisions of the vehicles using the infrastructure," says Mikael Hejel, responsible Area Sales Manager for the Nordic countries. In the city of Gothenburg, the existing system supplied by two different providers is reaching its end of life. Therefore the 42 existing tolling stations consisting of 85 charging and checkpoints will be fully replaced, covering a total of 138 lanes. The new Multi-Lane Free-Flow System allows vehicles to be identified automatically at the free-flow tolling stations, under any traffic and climatic conditions. The information captured is transmitted to the back-office of the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) for processing and invoicing taxation decisions to the vehicle owners. The scheme generates approximately 90 million Euros in tax revenue per year. The contract covers both the replacement of all existing charging points and checkpoints by the new MLFF system provided by Kapsch TrafficCom, as well as the technical operation 24/7/365 for 10 years. The contract also includes options of extension of the technical operation and options for supply of additional charging points and checkpoints.

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14. July 2022
Kapsch TrafficCom installerar ett av världens största avgiftsbelagda friflödessystem i stadsmiljö i Göteborg

Kapsch ska planera, bygga och driva verksamheten i 10   år Wien/Göteborg, 14 juli 2022 – Trafikverket har gett Kapsch TrafficCom i uppdrag att bygga ett nytt friflödessystem för flera körfält (Multi-Lane Free-Flow, MLFF) i Göteborg. Kontraktet undertecknades den 5   juli 2022 . MLFF-systemet omsluter ett komplext stadsområde som passeras av cirka 150 miljoner fordon varje år. Det svenska projektet hör till de största i världen med avseende på betalstationer för trängselavgifter i städer. ”Vi är stolta över att ha vunnit detta storskaliga kontrakt och ser fram emot att implementera ett pålitligt och högpresterande system i Göteborg. Vårt system kommer att samla in fordonsdata av förstklassig kvalitet, och därmed förse myndigheten med bästa möjliga information så att korrekta skattebeslut kan fattas för de fordon som använder infrastrukturen,” säger Mikael Hejel, ansvarig Area Sales Manager för de nordiska länderna. Det befintliga systemet i Göteborg, som har levererats av två olika leverantörer, håller på att närma sig slutet av sin livslängd. Därför kommer de nuvarande 42 betalstationerna, som inkluderar 85 betal- och kontrollpunkter och täcker totalt 138 körfält, att bytas ut helt och hållet. Med det nya friflödessystemet för flera körfält (MLFF) kan fordon identifieras automatiskt vid betalstationerna, oavsett trafik- och klimatförhållanden. Den insamlade informationen överförs till Transportstyrelsens back office för behandling och fakturering av skattebeslut till fordonsägarna. Systemet genererar cirka 90 miljoner euro i skatteintäkter per år. Kontraktet omfattar således utbytet av alla befintliga betalstationer med det nya MLFF-systemet från Kapsch TrafficCom, men öven den tekniska driften 24/7/365 under 10 år. Kontraktet innehåller också möjligheter till förlängning av den tekniska driften och möjligheter till leverans av ytterligare betal- och kontrollpunkter.

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15. June 2022
Kapsch TrafficCom – Results for financial year 2021/22.

Headlines. Operational turnaround achieved, EBIT positive again effect Both segments EBIT positive Revenues slightly higher – overall, in both segments and in all regions Tax line prevents positive result for the period Guidance 2022/23: stable revenue level and further EBIT improvement “I am pleased that we have managed the operative turnaround. In a challenging environment, both segments grew and we grew in all regions. In the new financial year, we want to further improve profitability”, says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. (Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million) 2020/21 2021/22 +/- Revenues 505.2 519.8 +2.9% EBIT -123.2 11.0 n.a.    EBIT margin -24.4% 2.1% +26.5pp Result for the period attributable to equity holders -102.9 -9.3 +91% Earnings per share (EUR) -7.91 -0.72 € +7.19 Vienna, June   15, 2022  – The financial year 2021/22 has essentially delivered what Kapsch TrafficCom had predicted in the outlook of the consolidated financial statements of the previous financial year: Revenues showed slight growth and EBIT was positive again. After a difficult phase, Kapsch TrafficCom succeeded in achieving a visible turnaround as from the first quarter. This was accomplished despite a restrained revenue development, which was primarily due to two reasons. On the one hand, the main focus in North America continued to be on stabilizing the organization following extensive restructuring measures. Secondly, the Group continued to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. New business momentum was persistently low, especially in the European implementation business, due to a lack of sufficient market opportunities. The majority of the company's customers are public institutions, authorities or corporations. In most countries, their focus was either on combating the pandemic or on supporting the economy and labor markets. Strengthening budgets and investments to support environmental goals were therefore not yet a sufficient priority. In addition, bottlenecks in electronic components meant that existing demand for components could not be met as desired and an order backlog formed. As of February 24, 2022, the attention of the world public was focused on the fighting in Ukraine. Kapsch TrafficCom has no customers in this country. As a result of the sanctions imposed by the European Union against Russia, Kapsch TrafficCom did not accept any new orders from this country. Revenues in Russia have always been below 1% of Group revenues in recent years. The sanctions against Belarus affected Kapsch TrafficCom only to a minor extent. In this environment, Kapsch TrafficCom succeeded in increasing revenues to EUR 520 million (+3%) in financial year 2021/22. The tolling and traffic management segments grew by 3% and 2%, respectively. Positive growth rates were also recorded across the board from a regional perspective: Revenues in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (“EMEA”) region increased by 2%, those in North, Central and South America (“Americas”) by 3% and revenues in Asia Pacific (“APAC”)  by 11%. The result from operating activities (EBIT) was positive at EUR 11 million (previous year: EUR -123 million). The turnaround was achieved, although special effects in the amount of EUR -32 million (previous year: EUR -132 million) burdened EBIT. The financial result amounted to EUR -5 million (previous year: EUR -10 million). Tax expenses amounted to EUR 12 million (previous year: tax income of EUR 28 million). The reason for the relatively high tax expense is that individual Group companies were not able to claim their negative results for the period as deferred tax assets (from loss carryforwards). The result for the period attributable to shareholders amounted to EUR -9 million (previous year: EUR -103 million), which corresponds to earnings per share of EUR -0.72 (previous year: EUR -7.91). Free cash flow amounted to EUR 17 million in in financial year 2021/22 (previous year: EUR 4 million). Therefore, net debt decreased to EUR 158 million since the last balance sheet date (March 31, 2021: EUR 170 million). The gearing remained constant at 203%. Total assets amounted to EUR 512 million as of March 31, 2022 (March 31, 2021: EUR 593 million). The equity ratio increased from 14% to 15%. Segment results for financial year 2021/22. 71% of revenues were generated by the tolling segment and 29% by the traffic management segment. 54% of Group revenues were generated in the Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region, 41% in the Americas region (North, Central and South America) and 5% the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.   Tolling segment. Revenues increased by 3% to EUR 370 million. Declines in the implementation business of 11% were offset by 9% higher operations revenues and 7% higher component revenues. The largest contribution to revenues was made by the EMEA region with EUR 192 million. In the Americas region, revenues increased by 7% to EUR 158 million. In the APAC region, revenues remained at around EUR 20 million. Segment Tolling. (Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million) 2020/21 2021/22 +/- Revenues 358.2 369.9 +3.2% EBIT -117.2 3.3 n.a.    EBIT margin -32.7% 0.9% +33.6pp EBIT was positive at EUR 3 million (previous year: EUR -117 million). The EBIT margin was 1% (previous year: -33%).   Segment Traffic Management. Revenues increased by 2% to EUR 150 million, driven in particular by the operations business, which grew by 11%. The largest contribution to revenues was made by the EMEA region with EUR 90 million, which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of 4%. In the Americas region, revenues declined by 5% to EUR 54 million. In the APAC region, sales increased by EUR 3 million to EUR 6 million. Segment Traffic Management. (Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million) 2020/21 2021/22 +/- Revenues 147.0 149.9 +2.0% EBIT -6.0 7.7 n.a.    EBIT margin -4.1% 5.1% +9.2pp EBIT was positive at EUR 8 million (previous year: EUR -6 million). The EBIT margin reached 5% (previous year: -4%). Outlook. Management expects a clear improvement in profitability at a stable revenue level for the financial year 2022/23. In order to achieve these goals, the focus will remain on new business acquisition and cost discipline. The report on financial year 2021/22 as well as further material on the results will be available today, probably from 7:35 a.m. (CEST), at: www.kapsch.net/en/ktc/IR

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9. June 2022
How Road User Charging could help London fight congestion and boost long-term transport funding

With more electric vehicles on the road than ever, the congestion challenge in London remains large whilst congestion charge revenues are falling. “Pay-per-mile Road User Charging (RUC) would provide fair, appropriate and effective solutions to the capital’s pressing congestion and funding challenges,” suggests Steve Parsons. Kapsch TrafficCom will be present at this year’s Traffex in Birmingham from June 14 to 16. Vienna/London, June 9, 2022  – In a bid to control traffic congestion and minimise associated air pollution, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to expand London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) during 2023. The aim is that the expanded ULEZ will help to reduce NOx emissions from vehicles in Greater London by up to 330 tonnes per year and CO 2 emissions by up to 150,000 tonnes. But although this is clearly great for the health of the city, the adoption of electric vehicles, which is gathering pace across the UK, means that fuel consumption – and related fuel duties – are declining. This, in turn, will further reduce funding available for transportation, while doing nothing to reduce the total number of vehicles on the road – and the related congestion challenges. When it comes to solving London’s congestion and funding challenges, road user charging (RUC) is likely to play a key role. This technology looks at both the distance travelled by motorists in their vehicles, as well as the type and emissions status of vehicles – and applies charges based on these criteria. “ Because of its ‘pay-per-mile’ approach, RUC is much fairer than traditional congestion charging solutions that apply flat-rate charges for all vehicles, whether they travel for just a few miles in the restricted zone, or drive around all day ,” explains Steve Parsons, Sales Director at Kapsch TrafficCom. “ At Kapsch TrafficCom, we provide the powerful back-end systems that power London’s congestion charging, LEZ and ULEZ schemes. What’s more, our broad portfolio of RUC technology solutions and tolling and congestion charging expertise provides a clear and uniquely low-risk roadmap to RUC across the capital when the time is right ,” Steve Parsons continues. Having deployed a nationwide satellite distance-based tolling solution for Heavy Goods Vehicles in Bulgaria, Kapsch has also field-tested end-to-end RUC capabilities – with excellent outcomes and KPIs achieved. If you want to find out more about RUC and other ongoing projects, come by booth F040 at this year’s Traffex in Birmingham (14-16 June) and say hello to Steve! 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-shop 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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100 Millionth Toll Payment Transponder Rolling Off Mississauga Plant in Ontario

No-stop automatic toll payments for road users Kapsch TrafficCom is proud of 40+ years employer history in Canada Mississauga/Vienna, June 6, 2022  – On June 6th, the Kapsch TrafficCom manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario celebrated its 100th million transponder unit rolling off production lines. The RFID transponders enable automatic toll payments without requiring a stop at a toll plaza, reducing emissions and travel times for users. Used for automatic toll payments as part of programs like EZ-Pass and on the 407 highway in Ontario, the transponder units are an important piece of the offering of global traffic technology provider Kapsch TrafficCom. “ Each transponder enables easier toll payments without the need to stop at a plaza, meaning that the 100 million units have saved drivers millions and millions of hours ,” comments Dan Toohey, SVP of Sales, Manufacturing and Business Development at Kapsch TrafficCom. “ I am very proud that our components facilitate travel for millions of road users each and every day and equally proud of our stellar safety record and quality standards. I am most proud however of our incredible employees, many of whom have been with us for more than 30 years. This is truly an achievement for all of the colleagues, the plant and the community of which we have been a part since day one, ” Dan Toohey continues. Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom, adds: “ As a family business, community is a key element of the Kapsch TrafficCom culture. This milestone is a symbol of the partnership with all our employees here in Mississauga and the city of Mississauga and its citizens, a partnership that will hopefully last for years to come .” Founded in 1978, the facility was first established under then-ownership of Ferranti-Packard, the plant produced electronics displays. The display production continued under ownership of Mark IV, which purchased the business in 1990, until in 2010 Kapsch TrafficCom acquired Mark VI IVHS and re-tooled the factory to produce various equipment necessary for modern traffic 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 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. Want to drive sustainable mobility? We are hiring!

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20. May 2022
Open letter to the participants at the World Economic Forum 2022 in Davos

Munich, 18 May 2022 – Climate change is one of the crucial challenges of our time and also on top of the agenda at World Economic Forum 2022. Causing 20% of global emissions mobility is a crucial lever to master the climate crisis. With this open letter, the global leaders in intelligent traffic systems call the world‘s economic leaders to acknowledge mobility as a crucial driver for climate change and put the development and implementation of solutions to reduce traffic emissions on top of the agenda.

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19. May 2022
Environmental award from the City of Vienna for Kapsch TrafficCom and Kapsch Components

Vienna, May 19, 2022 – The City of Vienna has once again honored Kapsch TrafficCom (KTC) as an ”OekoBusiness” company. The subsidiary Kapsch Components (KCO) is pleased to receive this award for the tenth time in a row this year. Once again, numerous energy and resource saving potentials were identified and suitable measures implemented in production and logistics. Kapsch TrafficCom, as a globally active provider of intelligent traffic solutions, took part in the City of Vienna's ÖKOWIN environmental consulting program with its operations on the Wienerberg. The goal is to improve the ecological footprint at the Vienna operating location. "Through the City of Vienna's program, we were once again able to realize significant potential for emission savings. Thus, our products, services and also the company itself make a considerable contribution to climate and environmental protection," says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. The environmental teams of KTC and KCO presented the results of the ÖKOWIN program in the form of a report and a presentation to the expert commission. The jury was particularly impressed by the measures in the area of circular economy. For example, 90% of the millions of digital toll collection devices sold (OBU4010) can now be reused. These and other jointly implemented innovations led to the OekoBusiness advisory board awarding Kapsch TrafficCom and Kapsch Components the title “OekoBusiness Wien 2021” from the City of Vienna for their commitment to sustainable business practices. The OekoBusiness certificate is valid for a period of one year. Further information on the topic of sustainability at Kapsch TrafficCom can be found here .

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