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

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Kapsch TrafficCom – After Corona: Austrians prefer to take their car rather than public transport.

Outlook: How mobility will change after corona pandemic 1,000 citizens in Austria surveyed on road traffic behavior Vienna. May 14, 2020  – Nearly 90 percent of motorists in Austria consider taking an alternative route to avoid traffic jams and congested roads. For only about half, using public transport is an option. This was the result of a survey conducted immediately before the outbreak of the Corona pandemic in March. Once Corona restrictions are finally lifted, public transport will likely be even less popular and traffic congestion will become even worse. For the "Kapsch TrafficCom Index" study, a representative sample of 1,000 citizens was surveyed by a market research institute in Austria. Drivers respond to traffic congestion by considering alternative routes (89 percent), avoiding non-essential travel (88 percent) or checking travel information before leaving (81 percent). In contrast, only 57 percent of all drivers could imagine leaving their car behind and using public transport instead. "We expect that public transport will be even less popular for getting from A to B after the Corona pandemic", says Gerd Gröbminger, Vice President Sales Kapsch TrafficCom. "Traffic management will have to deal with this as quickly as possible". Number of cars rose by 13.5 percent. Increasing traffic volumes and road congestion have been long-term developments preceding the Corona pandemic: a key driver has been the rise in the number of registered cars. The number of licensed cars in Austria rose to 5 million vehicles within ten years (2019) – an increase of around 0.6 million cars. "There are technical solutions available today to ensure smooth traffic flow in times of very high traffic volumes," says Gerd Gröbminger. "Traffic management is based on several pillars: In addition to more efficient resolutions of how to deal with disruptions, the aim is, for example, linking car-based IT to public traffic guidance systems, controlling traffic lights adaptively or selecting routes collaboratively." How to reduce congestion times by a quarter. As a first option the digital control of traffic lights should be considered. Experience shows that congestion times can be reduced by up to a quarter. The widespread use of SIM cards and vehicle-based GPS also makes it possible to obtain and use real-time traffic data from vehicles. This could significantly improve our understanding of the actual traffic situation on the roads, which in turn could help predict traffic jams. The benefits would be comparable to the introduction of satellites in meteorology, which improved weather forecasting, explains Gerd Gröbminger. Navigation stops working selfishly. The exchange of networked vehicle data paves the way for new navigation solutions. Currently route planners and guidance systems still work "selfishly" in that they ignore the responses of other motorists: to avoid traffic jams, the navigation systems suggest the same alternative route to all vehicles. In the future, public traffic control centers should suggest and optimize routes. The public administration's knowledge of road works, events or particular environmental pollution in certain areas can be taken into account when suggesting new routes to the benefit of the community. This allows demand to be controlled in advance ("predictive demand management"). About the survey “Kapsch TrafficCom index”. The Kapsch TrafficCom index was conducted with the support of a professional market research institute. A total of 9,000 representative participants in nine countries were asked their views on their current traffic situation, road congestion and strategies to improve traffic management: USA (N=1,000), Argentina (N=1,000), Chile (N=1,000), UK (N=1,000), Germany (N=1,000), Austria (N=1,000), France (N=1,000), Spain (N=1,000), Australia (N=1,000). Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways while helping to reduce pollution. Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom with headquarters in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom‘s about 5,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 738 million in fiscal year 2018/19.

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Kapsch TrafficCom Survey: What a new start on the roads after Corona looks like.

Car drivers want to travel quickly – not save the environment 1,000 Austrian citizens surveyed on road traffic behavior Vienna. April 29, 2020  – Traffic jams on Austrian roads are likely to return quickly after the Corona crisis. 79 percent of Austrian citizens are concerned about the negative environmental impact this might have. Faced with such increased congestion, as many are prepared to use a navigation app to choose their route. Surprisingly then, when selecting a route, environmental considerations are not a priority for the majority of drivers. Instead, almost 73 percent of respondents want a route that guarantees the shortest travel time. These are findings of the "Kapsch TrafficCom Index." 1,000 citizens representative of the population have been surveyed by a market research institute in Austria. The intelligent use of navigation devices offers opportunities to reduce road congestion and traffic jams. This technology could also help to achieve other desirable goals. For example, traffic planners could also factor in environmental impacts such as CO2 emissions in their route recommendations. The survey findings show that this would require a change in overall thinking, though: At present, the majority of drivers in Austria consider the shortest travel time (73 percent), the most reliable travel time (65 percent) or the shortest distance (61 percent) to be “important” or “very important” when selecting a route. And only 44 percent of the respondents consider routes with the lowest impact on the environment to be “important” or “very important”. "Smart navigation networks are a key technology for fundamentally reducing traffic jams and pollution on roads," says Gerd Gröbminger, Vice President Sales Kapsch TrafficCom. "The desire of drivers to use navigation tools to minimize travel times should be utilized by public planners. The aim is to offer digital traffic management solutions that take important societal goals into account. Environmental protection is one of these important targets that will improve our everyday life." For example, traffic light control systems, which automatically adapt to the current traffic situation, have already proven their effectiveness. Such signal control systems have been installed in the Spanish capital Madrid, where they reduced traffic jams by about 20 percent. The volume of traffic jams will be reduced even more significantly if car data is linked to the traffic control network. At the same time, CO2 emissions will fall and the traffic flow can be distributed more evenly over the road network via route recommendations. “These existing examples suggest that the situation on Austrian roads does not necessarily have to remain at an unsatisfactory level – we can do better,” says Gerd Gröbminger. About the survey “Kapsch TrafficCom index”. The Kapsch TrafficCom index was conducted with the support of a professional market research institute. A total of 9,000 representative participants in nine countries were asked their views on their current traffic situation, road congestion and strategies to improve traffic management: USA (N=1,000), Argentina (N=1,000), Chile (N=1,000), UK (N=1,000), Germany (N=1,000), Austria (N=1,000), France (N=1,000), Spain (N=1,000), Australia (N=1,000). Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways while helping to reduce pollution. Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom with headquarters in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom‘s about 5,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 738 million in fiscal year 2018/19.

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Car drivers fed up with congestion worldwide – Traffic Index study reveals.

In a time of no pandemic, people most concerned about air quality 9,000 citizens around the globe surveyed by Kapsch TrafficCom Vienna. April 21, 2020  – Due to the current pandemic, most roads around the world are nearly empty. But under normal circumstances car drivers in the Americas, Europe, and Australia are not at all satisfied with the traffic flow in their countries. Nearly 70 percent are especially unhappy about congestion in city centers during rush hours. The top three negative effects people complain about: the environment and air quality suffer, travel times rise, and stress levels increase. These are findings of the "Kapsch TrafficCom Index." 9,000 citizens representative of the population in 9 countries have been surveyed by a market research institute in the USA, Argentina, Chile, UK, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, and Australia. The citizens most concerned with air quality and the environment are located in Spain and Chile, where more than half of the survey participants say the impact of road congestion is very negative in this respect. With the exception of the United States and Australia, where stress levels and travel time bother drivers most, air quality and environmental degradation is the number one negative effect cited in all other surveyed countries. However, the harmful impacts of congestion do not necessarily lead drivers to change their habits in order to bring down pollution: when asked about their preferred routes, most drivers want to shorten travel time rather than finding an option with the lowest environmental impact. “When I drive, I prefer a route that has the shortest travel time,” claimed more than 60 percent of surveyed drivers. In the US, Austria, and Argentina more than 40 percent are strongly convinced that saving time should be the primary consideration in choosing a route. “Public authorities play a key role in traffic management of the future,” says Georg Kapsch, Chief Executive Officer of Kapsch TrafficCom. “The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and the discussions on the future of mobility all illustrate the need to balance personal and community interests. The Kapsch TrafficCom Index shows us that drivers want to be more eco-friendly but need direction to help to counteract negative mobility effects for themselves and their communities.” Cities like Buenos Aires, Dallas, and Madrid already use digital technology to fight urban road congestion. With new traffic light control systems that automatically adapt signal timing to the current road situation, traffic jams can be reduced by around 25 percent. Kapsch TrafficCom has already installed such smart signal control systems in major cities around the world. About the survey “Kapsch TrafficCom index” The Kapsch TrafficCom index was conducted with the support of a professional market research institute. A total of 9,000 participants in 9 countries were questioned representative of each country´s population on their current traffic situation, road congestion and strategies to improve traffic management: USA (N=1,000), Argentina (N=1,000), Chile (N=1,000), UK (N=1,000), Germany (N=1,000), Austria (N=1,000), France (N=1,000), Spain (N=1,000), Australia (N=1,000). Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways while helping to reduce pollution. Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom with headquarters in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom‘s about 5,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 738 million in fiscal year 2018/19.

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City of Málaga and Kapsch sign agreement to test and develop latest demand and capacity management in urban traffic.

Vienna, February 25, 2020  – The cooperative agreement with Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) will make Málaga the first city in Europe to test the latest dynamic signaling system and real-time traffic optimizer for the improvement of urban mobility. With a duration of two years and the possibility of two annual extensions, the pioneering projects will complement tests carried out in other European cities. "It is very satisfying for Málaga to be the first city in Europe to realise a project of this magnitude. The technology will optimise the city's traffic for the benefit of our citizens’ quality of life, resulting in less time in the car throughout their journey," said José Del Río, Málaga's Councillor for Mobility. "This project also reinforces Málaga's position as an urban laboratory for testing technological initiatives.” The main objective of the demand management project is to provide vehicle users with alternative routes, thereby reducing traffic saturation during peak periods or in the case of unforeseen events. Through a dynamic signaling system with variable message signs (VMS) and a new “virtual VMS” mobile application (developed by Kapsch), the most appropriate route advice will be displayed and indicated via audio in real-time to the driver of the vehicle when he arrives near a decision point. The system uses the information from the traffic light system for calculation and decision making to dynamically select the most recommended route in every situation. The development of the capacity management allows for the use of a real-time traffic optimizer, which dynamically modifies the duration of green areas on the route depending on the traffic conditions detected by the installed sensor system. "Public-private partnerships allow faster progress in the evaluation of innovative solutions for new mobility. The agreement we have signed enables the city of Málaga to be a showcase project for the use of demand and capacity management systems, which we will develop, implement and evaluate as part of a ground-breaking proof of concept in Europe", says Juan Marín, City Director Spain & Portugal Kapsch TrafficCom. The agreement does not provide for financial compensation by either party and will enable the City of Málaga, once the two developments have been implemented, to continue to include all the city's roads and receive free real-time information on the city's traffic situation through advanced navigation development. This will enable the city to offer citizens solutions to improve traffic and reduce emissions, as well as alternative routes for their journeys. Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways while helping to reduce pollution. Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom with headquarters in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom‘s about 5,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 738 million in fiscal year 2018/19.

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Kapsch TrafficCom – Results for the first three quarters of 2019/20.

Highlights. Revenues increased to EUR 545.5 million (+2%). EBIT dropped to EUR 7.7 million (previous year: EUR 33.6 million). One-off effects of EUR 10.6 million weigh on the EBIT. “The results have not met my expectations or what we have aimed for. We are currently experiencing a certain amount of upheaval as we move into a new phase of expansion. The business model is being extended in a way to address both existing and new customer groups with innovative solutions. The necessary investments have a direct influence on our profit and loss statement as we do not capitalize much. We will continue working purposefully. As soon as we have succeeded in rebuilding a solid staffing level in North America and recovered the usual high productivity we are accustomed to, as well as overcome the challenges in Africa, we will be able to enjoy profitable growth again,“ says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million Q1-Q3 2018/19 Q1-Q3 2019/20 +/- Revenues 533.1  545.5 +2.3 % EBIT 33.6  7.7 -77.2 % EBIT margin 6.3 %  1.4 % -4.9 %p Profit for the period 21.9 0.2 -99.3 % Earnings per share (EUR) 1.77 0.14 -91.9 % Vienna, February 18, 2020  – Kapsch TrafficCom was able to increase the revenues of the first three quarters 2019/20 to EUR 545.5 million (+2.3%). Growth in the Americas region (North, Central and South America) was particularly noteworthy (+23.2%). The operating result (EBIT) reached EUR 7.7 million (-77.2%), corresponding to an EBIT margin of 1.4% (previous year: 6.3%). EUR 10.6 million of one-off effects weighed on the EBIT: EUR 5.9 million related to the German infrastructure charge topic, EUR 2.3 million to the ending of operations of the nation-wide toll system in Czech Republic, and EUR 2.4 to end Streetline’s business activities (smart on-street parking solutions). The lower profitability has to do with the growth of the North American business, among others. It has turned out to be more difficult than expected to recruit a sufficient number of new employees. In the first nine months of the year, we adopted a new recruiting strategy and were able to increase the number of employees in the USA (excluding the smart parking subsidiary Streetline) by around 110 to a total of 753. It should not be forgotten that the many new employees must often be trained by experienced colleagues. This means that productivity will fall and costs increase before it is possible to achieve the full potential of the expanded team. This must be partly compensated by outsourcing. It is therefore understandable that profitability of the Group will suffer temporarily. This situation will likely continue until well into financial year 2020/21. The number of employees should then reach a stable level and continue to grow at a “healthy” rate. In Zambia, regulatory issues persist. To limit the risk, Kapsch TrafficCom reduced its activities to a minimum a while ago. Kapsch TrafficCom is not aware of any company that has been able to demonstrate a sustainable and profitable business model in the area of smart on-street parking and curb management. This also applies to the Group company Streetline. Therefore, the management has decided to end the business activities of this company. The financial result of EUR -5.2 million was EUR 2.9 million below the previous year’s figure. The latter included a positive one-off effect in the amount of EUR 5.1 million from the sale of the stake in ParkJockey. The profit for the period amounted to EUR 0.2 million (previous year: EUR 21.9 million), which corresponds to earnings per share of EUR 0.14 (previous year: EUR 1.77). At EUR -19.8 million, free cash flow was much better than in the comparative period of the previous year (EUR -27.7 million). Net debt increased to EUR 190.2 million (March 31, 2019: net debt of EUR 73.5 million). Without the initial application of IFRS 16, it would have been EUR 125.2 million. The equity ratio was still satisfactory at 31.2% (March 31, 2019: 38.2%). The departure of the United Kingdom from the EU (Brexit), which has now actually taken place, should have no significant impact on results for Kapsch TrafficCom, as the local revenues there are in the single-digit million range. Segment results. In the first three quarters of 2019/20, 77.0% of revenue was generated by the ETC segment and 23.0% by the IMS segment. 56.2% of revenue was generated in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, 39.4% in the Americas region (North, Central, and South America), and 4.4% in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. ETC (Electronic toll collection). Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million Q1-Q3 2018/19 Q1-Q3 2019/20 +/- Revenues 406.9  420.1 +3.2 % EBIT 40.3  7.6 -54.0 % EBIT margin 9.9 %  4.4 % -5.5 %p Revenues in the “Electronic Toll Collection” (ETC) segment saw an increase of 3.2% to EUR 420.1 million. The driver was growth in the Americas region (+31.9%). In the EMEA region, revenues fell by 3.7%. Growth in the areas of implementation and components were not able to compensate for the decline in the area of operations. In the APAC region, revenues came down from EUR 35.0 million to EUR 18.6 million. ETC EBIT was EUR 18.5 million (-54.0%). The EBIT margin reached 4.4% (previous year: 9.9%). IMS (Intelligent Mobility Solutions). Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million Q1-Q3 2018/19 Q1-Q3 2019/20 +/- Revenues 126.1  125.3 -0.6 % EBIT -6.7  -10.9 -61.6 % EBIT margin -5.3 %  -8.7 % -3.3 %p In the first three quarters of 2019/20, segment revenues reached EUR 125.3 million (-0.6%). Revenues grew by 3.1% in the Americas and fell by 8.2% in the EMEA. In the APAC region, Kapsch TrafficCom increased IMS revenues strongly, starting from a low level. The IMS EBIT was EUR -10.9 million and thus below the value of the previous year (EUR -6.7 million). The highlights report of the first three quarters 2019/20 as well as further materials will be available at www.kapsch.net/ktc/ir/downloadcenter .

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Federal Court Affirmatively Dismisses All Neology Claims of Patent Infringement Against Kapsch to Open 6C Tolling Standard.

Vienna, January 7, 2020  – Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) is pleased to report the United States District Court in Delaware has dismissed with prejudice Neology, Inc. (Neology)’s outstanding patent infringement-related claims against Kapsch. The dismissal is an important victory for the electronic tolling industry as a whole, and confirms that Kapsch does not violate any Neology patent assertions by importing, marketing, or selling electronic tolling products using the ISO/IEC 18000-6C communications protocol (“6C Standard”). The invalidity of these patent claims was previously upheld by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the International Trade Commission, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The dismissal effectively confirms 6C as an open, non-proprietary standard available for use across the tolling industry. Kapsch has been a firm proponent of open standards to facilitate national electronic tolling interoperability, having released its Open Standard Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) specification to the public in 2013 to give access to developers working with the highly reliable and thoroughly tested TDM specification. The TDM protocol is currently utilized by the E-ZPass® Group, the largest interoperable tolling network in the country. “We accept Neology’s action to dismiss its patent claims, and maintain our long-standing commitment to open standards and fair competition in electronic tolling going forward,” said Chris Murray, president of Kapsch TrafficCom North America. “This resolution will facilitate the goal of national electronic tolling interoperability in the US by enabling access to organizations and individuals seeking to work with, market, and implement various toll technology specifications.” Open standard communication protocols are critical to meeting the goals of the U.S. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 st  Century Act (MAP-21), enacted in 2012, which mandates national agreement on tolling technologies and business practices to facilitate interoperability between tolling platforms. Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways while helping to reduce pollution. Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom with headquarters in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom‘s about 5,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 738 million in fiscal year 2018/19.

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Intelligent system for public transport management in Castellón marks the end of a successful year for Kapsch TrafficCom in Spain.

Vienna, 19. December 2019  – Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) has announced it is implementing an intelligent public transport system in the city of Castellón, in order to manage mobility more efficient. The project includes a mobile application to inform citizens in real time about timetables, permitted journeys or sanctions. In addition, barrier posts that block traffic from pedestrian zones in the old town will be replaced by a license plate recognition system. This makes it possible to recognise vehicle entrances and exits by automatic reading, the length of stay, and unauthorized journeys. The project has a budget of more than five million euros and will be executed over five years. Also included are permanent and portable gauging units that measure the speed of each vehicle and the intensity and occupation of lanes, with eleven access points to the city. Additionally, gauging units for bicycles and people will continuously transmit their analysis to a data centre. The contract also foresees a maintenance plan and technical support for the management, maintenance and operation of traffic control. Kapsch helps cities get smart. Throughout 2019, Kapsch's innovative strength has been reflected in numerous projects in the domestic market. These include the management of vehicle access control to Bilbao’s Old Town in a joint venture with Etra Norte, and in the city of Avilés, with similar projects in Pamplona, León, Palencia or Málaga. In addition, Kapsch has developed a project for the Madrid City Council involving the implementation of a smart mobility system, providing real time accurate data with the help of artificial vision cameras and big data techniques. This system is helping to improve traffic management in the city of Madrid, resulting in a better management of transport systems and infrastructures. In Vitoria, Donostia, La Coruña, Valladolid and Huelva, the Kapsch system EcoTrafiX™ has already been implemented. This tool collects, aggregates, archives and monitors various data sources in order to provide local technical management with a collective view of this data, obtaining an analysis for real-time management. Ceuta Ciudad Segura Award. In addition to the milestones achieved in 2019, the Ceuta Ciudad Segura solution implemented by Kapsch this year received the ASIS International Award. The SafeCity system will integrally manage data using a sophisticated camera system. The embedded tools can solve a variety of problems, such as precise knowledge of the real-time traffic situation through license plate recognition, early detection of forest fires through thermal imaging cameras, or the improvement of citizen security through facial recognition technology. "Smart Urban Mobility is one of the main strategic focuses for Kapsch in Spain. In 2019, the company has successfully continued to establish collaborative agreements with different public bodies with regards to the implementation of intelligent transport systems. This promotes efficient, safe and sustainable urban mobility. We have already implemented several important projects”, said Javier Aguirre, president of Kapsch TrafficCom for Spain and Portugal. Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways while helping to reduce pollution. Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom with headquarters in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom‘s about 5,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 738 million in fiscal year 2018/19.

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Kapsch TrafficCom presents latest mobility solutions at Gulf Traffic Conference in Dubai.

Vienna, December 6, 2019  – Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) will showcase the latest integrated mobility solutions in realistic scenarios at this year’s Gulf Traffic in Dubai. With proven expertise, Kapsch offers a broad scope in terms of highway and urban mobility management capabilities, tolling, V2X, MaaS, and a multi-modal back office. Kapsch highlights a new age of urban mobility. “As visitors to our stand at Gulf Traffic will learn, the convergence between traffic management and demand management systems has given cities and highways an effective combination of tools,” says Nathalie Leboucher, Kapsch TrafficCom’s Senior Vice President WEMENA. Kapsch has a clear message for delegates at Gulf Traffic – building sustainable urban mobility requires not just innovative solutions but also cooperation. As traffic management and demand management systems increasingly converge, closer, longer-term relationships are key to realizing mobility’s next great leap forward. Showcasing innovation at Gulf Traffic. Gulf Traffic is an annual platform for the most innovative thought-leaders to convene in high-level discussions on the future of traffic in the EMENA region, which takes place from 9 th to 11 th  December at the World Trade Centre in Dubai. With the spotlight on “Technology For Smarter Cities”, Kapsch experts will share their vision for the future of urban mobility and will provide answers to important questions on mobility solutions and multi-modal transport at Booth #H8.F30: Tolling & Weigh-In-Motion: Nuno Gusmao, Solution Consultant EMENA Traffic Management: Fahim Belrabi, Solution Consultant EMENA Urban Mobility Management: Luna Roger, Senior Product Manager Solution Center Traffic Connected Vehicles: Barbara Hollinger, Sales Enablement EMENA SC Traffic   Region – Sales: Mohammed Serroukh , VP Business Strategy Middle East Nathalie Leboucher , Senior Vice President Western Europe, Middle East & North Africa   Expert Speech at the ‘AI For Transportation’ conference: Mohammed Serroukh, VP Business Strategy Middle East: “Creating AI-powered virtual operators”      Monday, December 9, 15:10      More Information: www.gulftraffic.com/en/conference/ai-for-transportation.html Meet us at booth #H8.F30 #GulfTraffic to find out more. Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems in the fields of tolling, traffic management, smart urban mobility, traffic safety and security, and connected vehicles. As a one-stop solutions provider, Kapsch TrafficCom offers end-to-end solutions covering the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems. The mobility solutions supplied by Kapsch TrafficCom help make road traffic safer and more reliable, efficient, and comfortable in urban areas and on highways while helping to reduce pollution. Kapsch TrafficCom is an internationally renowned provider of intelligent transportation systems thanks to the many projects it has brought to successful fruition in more than 50 countries around the globe. As part of the Kapsch Group, Kapsch TrafficCom with headquarters in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 30 countries. It has been listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2007 (ticker symbol: KTCG). Kapsch TrafficCom‘s about 5,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 738 million in fiscal year 2018/19.

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Results for the first half of 2019/20.

Highlights. Revenue continues to grow in both segments. The Americas region is growing very dynamically. Investments in growth (cost of materials and personnel expenses) are having a negative impact on profitability. EBIT includes one-off effects in connection with the termination of the German infrastructure charge and the toll project in the Czech Republic. “As in past financial years, we must also describe the first half of this year as mixed. While revenues were thoroughly positive, profitability was disappointing. If we take a closer look, there are good reasons for the decline in profits, so I am not worried at all, although I am not satisfied either“, says Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom. Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million H1 2018/19 H1 2019/20 +/- Revenues 335.8  359.2 +7.0 % EBIT 17.8  8.8 -50.6 % EBIT margin 5.3 %  2.4 % -2.9 %p Profit for the period 8.4 2.3 -72.1 % Earnings per share (EUR) 0.70 0.18 -74.8 % Vienna, November 20, 2019  – The final earnings for the first half of the 2019/20 financial year published today by Kapsch TrafficCom hardly deviate from the anticipated revenues and operating result (EBIT) announced on October 14, 2019. We were able to continue positive revenue development: Revenues rose by 7.0% to EUR 359.2 million relative to the comparable period in the previous year, with both segments contributing towards this positive development. It was the Americas region (North, Central, and South America) that drove growth with +27.5%. EMEA revenue (Europe, Middle East, Africa) remained constant (+0.1%). In the smallest sales region, APAC (Asia-Pacific), revenue declined by 29.6%. Some implementation projects came to an end, and there were delays in the acceptance of components by customers. EBIT amounted to EUR 8.8 million (-50.6%), which corresponds to an EBIT margin of 2.4% (previous year: 5.3%). However, one-off effects must be taken into account here: In connection with the German infrastructure charge: Due to early termination the company had to write off contract initiation costs of EUR 4.2 million.   In connection with the toll project in the Czech Republic: The contract ends in the third quarter of the financial year. Since the employees will not be hired en bloc by the designated operator, the company has set up a provision of EUR 0.9 million for severance payments. Excluding these one-off effects, EBIT in the first half of the year would have been EUR 13.9 million (previous year: EUR 17.8 million). The main reasons for the lower profitability are investments in future growth, namely in the form of: Cost of material. The performance of the installation business – particularly in the ETC segment – in the first half of 2019/20 was very positive, although it required relatively high material investments (i.e. higher costs of materials). The newly installed systems must, however, be operated later on, which offers additional sales revenue potential for Kapsch TrafficCom.   Personnel expenses. Since business in North America has been growing rapidly, the company needed to hire actively in order to take full advantage of the available market potential. In the first half of the year, the number of colleagues in the USA (excluding the Smart Parking subsidiary Streetline) rose by around 70 to a total of 714. The financial result for the first half of the year was EUR -4.4 million; EUR 1.4 million better than the previous year’s figure. Tax expenses amounted to EUR 1.3 million (previous year: EUR 3.6 million). The profit for the period amounted to EUR 2.3 million (previous year: EUR 8.4 million), which corresponds to earnings per share of EUR 0.18 (previous year: EUR 0.70). The further increase in net working capital in the first half of 2019/20 is an important indicator of the sustained high dynamism in the area of implementation projects – in other words, a fundamentally positive development. The free cash flow of EUR -17.8 million (previous year: EUR -19.9 million) should also be valued from this point of view. Due to the negative free cash flow, the dividend payment (EUR -19.5 million) and, above all, the initial application of accounting standard IFRS 16 (EUR -49.2 million), net debt rose to EUR 169.0 million. (March 31, 2019: net debt of EUR 73.5 million). Despite everything, the equity ratio was satisfactory at 33.9% (March 31, 2019: 38.2%). Segment results. In the first half of 2019/20, 78.3% of revenue was generated by the ETC segment and 21.7% by the IMS segment. 57.5% of revenue was generated in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, 38.2% in the Americas region (North, Central, and South America), and 4.3% in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. ETC (Electronic toll collection). Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million H1 2018/19 H1 2019/20 +/- Revenues 262.1  281.2 +7.3 % EBIT 24.8  17.5 -29.5 % EBIT margin 9.5 %  6.2 % -3.2 %p In the first half of 2019/20, ETC revenue reached EUR 281.2 million (+7.3%). The implementation business grew particularly strongly in the Americas (+87.4%) and EMEA (+43.3%) regions. By contrast, revenues from the operation of toll systems decreased (9.1%), mainly due to the lower scope of service in Poland. After our (old) contract ended on November 2, 2018, Kapsch TrafficCom was contracted to support the operation of the toll system for another 27 months as of November 3, 2018. ETC EBIT was EUR 17.5 million (-29.5%). The EBIT margin reached 6.2% (previous year: 9.5%). In the first half of 2019/20, Kapsch TrafficCom sold 6.3 million on-board units (previous year: 6.8 million). Unit sales declined in the Americas regions – with a simultaneously higher-quality product mix – and APAC. There were shifts in the timing of orders there. IMS (Intelligent Mobility Solutions). Unless otherwise stated, all values in EUR million H1 2018/19 H1 2019/20 +/- Revenues 73.7  78.1 +5.9 % EBIT -7.01  -8.7 -23.9 % EBIT margin -9.5 %  -11.1 % -1.6 %p In the first half of 2019/20, segment revenue reached EUR 78.1 million (+5.9%). The critical factor here consisted of higher operating revenues in the Americas region and implementation revenues that rose strongly in the APAC region and were able to more than offset a decline in the EMEA region. The IMS EBIT was EUR -8.7 million and thus below the value of the previous year (EUR -7.0 million). Once again, the United Kingdom’s pending withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) should not have a significant impact on Kapsch TrafficCom's results. The company’s revenue there is in the single-digit millions. The report of the first half of 2019/20 as well as further materials will be available at www.kapsch.net/ktc/ir/downloadcenter .

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