DGAP-Adhoc: Ahlers AG: Consolidated net income for the year 2012/13 is below expectations at EUR 5.6 million. Management Board proposes dividend of EUR 0.45 per common share and EUR 0.50 per preferred share for the fiscal year 2012/13.

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Ad-hoc announcement pursuant to section 15 WpHG

Ahlers AG, Herford

ISIN DE0005009708 and ISIN DE0005009732

Consolidated net income for the year 2012/13 is below expectations at EUR
5.6 million. Management Board proposes dividend of EUR 0.45 per common
share and EUR 0.50 per preferred share for the fiscal year 2012/13. Both
revenues and consolidated net income to increase in the new fiscal year
2013/14.

Based on preliminary unaudited figures, the Management Board expects
consolidated net income for the year, at EUR 5.6 million, to fall short of
the projected EUR 7.3 million, which would have been equivalent to the
prior year level. At EUR 246.7 million, sales revenues in 2012/13 were down
by 2.6 percent on the previous year's EUR 253.2 million. The lower result
is attributable to a shift in sales revenues to December 2013 as well as to
unexpected one-time expenses. The Management Board proposes a dividend of
EUR 0.45 per common share and of EUR 0.50 per preferred share for the
fiscal year 2012/13 (previous year: EUR 0.60 and EUR 0.65).

The Management Board projects significant sales growth and an improved
result for the fiscal year which has just started.

Ahlers AG will publish the full figures for the fiscal year 2012/13 on 12
March 2014.

Herford, 23 January 2014

The Management Board

Ahlers AG
Elverdisser Str. 313
32052 Herford


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Language:     English
Company:      Ahlers AG
              Elverdisser Straße 313
              32052 Herford
              Germany
Phone:        +49 (0)5221 979-0
Fax:          +49 (0)5221 70058
E-mail:       ahlers-ag@ahlers-ag.com
Internet:     www.ahlers-ag.com
ISIN:         DE0005009708, DE0005009732
WKN:          500970, 500973
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard);
              Freiverkehr in Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart
 
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