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Carolin Treichl

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

+43 50 811
Sandra Bijelic

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

+43 50 811
21. April 2020
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.

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20. April 2020
Preliminary results of the financial year 2019/20 clearly below expectations; proposed dividend reduced.

15:46 CEST The preliminary financial results for financial year 2019/20 show revenues of approximately EUR 731 million, hence, below guidance. The operating result (“EBIT”) is expected to come out at about EUR -38 million. Excluding one-off effects of about EUR -39 million, the expected EBIT would have been slightly positive. The one-off effects comprise: Impairments based on updated forecasts regarding the further business in Zambia (about EUR -27 million,) write-downs relating to the early termination of the German infrastructure charge projects (about EUR -7 million) as well as expenses to end the business activities of Streetline (about EUR -3 million) and regarding the ending of operations of the toll project in Czech Republic (about EUR -2 million). Other one-off effects (net) are expected to amount to EUR -1 million. In the operative business, significant additional costs for the challenging implementation of new software applications into existing customer systems caused major cost overruns. The negative share price development of a financial investment (15.4% stake in Q-Free ASA, Norway) had an impact of about EUR -6 million on the financial result. Furthermore, exchange rate turbulences towards the end of the financial year caused (almost exclusively unrealized) exchange rate losses of presumably about EUR -9 million. Due to the weak result for the period and as far as legally permissible, the Executive Board intends to propose a reduced dividend of presumably EUR 0.25 per share to the Annual General Meeting. For financial year 2020/21, the management expects the EBIT to be clearly positive again. Due to the current global situation (SARS-CoV-2), no concrete guidance can be given for the time being. Kapsch TrafficCom will announce the final results for the financial year 2019/20 on June 16, 2020.

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9. March 2020
Tender, which saw Kapsch TrafficCom as the best bidder, terminated.

22:56 CET On November 15, 2019, Kapsch TrafficCom informed to be best bidder for a tolling project in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa). It was the tender for the Gauteng province in South Africa. The total project volume over its six year lifetime should have exceeded EUR 400 million. Kapsch TrafficCom has been informed that the tender was terminated. From today’s perspective it is unforeseeable if and when this project will be tendered again. The existing tolling contract scheduled to end on December 2, 2019 has already been extended for an additional year.

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25. February 2020
City of Málaga and Kapsch sign agreement to test and develop latest demand and capacity management in urban traffic.

Die Vereinbarung mit Kapsch TrafficCom macht Málaga zur ersten Stadt in Europa, die diese Signalsteuerung und Verkehrsoptimierung in Echtzeit erprobt.

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18. February 2020
Kapsch TrafficCom – Results for the first three quarters of 2019/20.

Highlights: Umsatzanstieg im Jahresvergleich auf EUR 545,5 Mio. (+2 %). EBIT sank auf EUR 7,7 Mio. (Vorjahr: EUR 33,6 Mio.).

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12. February 2020
Kapsch TrafficCom reports weak EBIT for Q1-Q3 2019/20. No outlook for the EBIT of the financial year.

15:10 CET The operating result (EBIT) of Kapsch TrafficCom for the first three quarters of financial year 2019/20 amounts to EUR 7.7 million. This is about 77% below the EBIT in the comparable period of the previous year and includes one-off effects of EUR -10.6 million. Based on the weak earnings development, the company revokes without replacement the outlook for the EBIT of the financial year (EUR 35 million excluding one-off effects). The highlights of Q1-Q3 2019/20 will be published as planned on February 18, 2020.

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7. January 2020
Federal Court Affirmatively Dismisses All Neology Claims of Patent Infringement Against Kapsch to Open 6C Tolling Standard.

Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) begrüßt ein wichtiges Gerichtsurteil des United States District Court in Delaware.

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

Kapsch TrafficCom realisiert in der Stadt Castellón ein intelligentes System im öffentlichen Verkehr, das die Mobilität vor Ort effizienter gestalten wird.

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