DGAP-Adhoc: Asian Bamboo AG announces:

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01.05.2014 21:15

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Asian Bamboo AG announces: 

  - Due to write downs of investments and loans to subsidiaries, Asian
    Bamboo AG reports a loss of more than half of the share capital in the
    annual individual financial statements

  - Deloitte will issue a qualified audit opinion in relation to the
    opportunities and risks associated with the intended entry into the
    real estate industry in the annual individual and consolidated
    financial statements

  - Asian Bamboo AG announces near final numbers for FY 2013

Hamburg, 1 May 2014 - Asian Bamboo AG ("ABAG" or "the Company"), informs
all shareholders that the Management Board appointed Ernst & Young ("EY) to
conduct an independent valuation ("the valuation report") of Asian Bamboo
AG's investments to its subsidiaries Hong Kong XRX Investment Co., Ltd.
("HK XRX") and Asian Bamboo Industrial Co., Ltd. ("ABI") as part of the
annual individual financial statements. HK XRX and ABI are both
incorporated in Hong Kong and control the operating entities in China.

The final valuation report is yet to be released, but advanced drafts
suggest there will be a very significant reduction in the value of the
investments and loans. This, in turn, will lead to a decrease in the total
equity in the annual individual financial statements from EUR 152.3 million
as of 31 December 2012 to around EUR 1.0 million as of 31 December 2013.
The current total equity of around EUR 1.0 million represents less than
half of its share capital of EUR 15,281,100.

The overall situation for the Group is healthy. Despite the negative
operating environment, the Group generated positive operating cash flows
before working capital changes of around EUR 5.1 million and only a slight
negative net operating cash flow of around EUR 1.1 million. In addition,
the Group has a cash balance of around EUR 28.5 million and a total equity
of around EUR 86.7 million at the end of FY 2013. The main reason for the
significant differences in the equity of the annual individual financial
statements and the annual consolidated financial statements are the
different valuation methods under commercial law and international
accounting standards.

The Management Board and Supervisory Board will consider methods to improve
the current equity situation of ABAG, which may involve changes to the
proposed corporate bond (CB) offering. The Management Board will stand
firmly behind ABAG, including providing financial support as well as
maintaining a longer term commitment to managing the Company.

Deloitte will issue a qualified audit opinion in relation to the
opportunities and risks associated with the intended entry into the real
estate industry in the annual individual and consolidated financial
statements

The Management Board was informed by its auditor, Deloitte & Touche GmbH
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, that it will issue a qualified audit
opinion for the annual individual and consolidated financial statements for
the fiscal year 2013. The qualification only relates to the risks and
opportunities associated with the Company's proposed entry into the
property industry, which is described in the management report of the
annual individual and consolidated financial statements.

In this context the Management Board wishes to reiterate that it has not
and will not make any commitments on behalf of the Company into any
property projects before the resolutions at the AGM have been passed and
the proposed fund raising has been completed. Therefore it cannot provide
detailed information on future property projects at the moment. However,
the Management Board is confident that it can source attractive projects at
reasonable valuations which will generate profits for the Group.

Asian Bamboo AG announces near final numbers for FY 2013

With reference to the preliminary results announcement as of 28 February
2014, the Management Board wishes to state that it now has the near final
numbers which have significant deviations in relation to the impairments
(provisions for onerous contracts) which increased to EUR 161.6 million,
loss in FVBA which decreased to EUR 24.7 million, net loss which increased
to EUR 199.9 million and total equity which decreased to EUR 86.7 million.
The near final numbers are as follows:

  - Revenue* decreased 55% to EUR 31.4 million (2012 restated: EUR 69.4
    million)

  - Loss in FVBA** of EUR 24.7 million (2012 restated: loss of EUR 7.8
    million)

  - Negative gross profit, including FVBA-changes, of EUR 25.7 million
    (2012: negative EUR 10.0 million)

  - Net loss of EUR 199.9 million (2012: net loss EUR 19.8 million)

  - Operating cash flow before movements in working capital decreased 56%
    to EUR 5.1 million (2012: EUR 11.6 million)

  - Net cash generated from operating activities was negative EUR 1.1
    million (2012: positive EUR 17.6 million)

  - Cash and cash equivalents decreased to EUR 28.5 million (2012: EUR 38.6
    million) mainly as a result of repayments of bank loans during the year

  - Total bank borrowings decreased to EUR 34.7 million (2012: EUR 46.5
    million) after repayments of bank loans during the year

  - Total equity decreased to EUR 86.7 million (2012: EUR 288 million)
    mainly due to a reduction in biological assets and provisions for
    onerous contracts

* Revenue for FY 2013 and FY 2012 (restated) does not include sales of
bamboo fibre as it is treated as a discontinued operation
**FVBA is an abbreviation for gain/(loss) arising from changes in the fair
value less estimated costs to sell of biological assets

For enquiries, please contact: 

Asian Bamboo AG:

Peter Sjovall   +852-9385 3868

Chief Financial Officer  peter.sjovall@asian-bamboo.com

*Anja Holst  +49-(0)40 37644 798  

Investor Relations Director anja.holst@asian-bamboo.com

About Asian Bamboo AG: 

Asian Bamboo is a leading integrated company in the bamboo industry. The
Company currently owns long-term leasing rights for 40 bamboo plantations
with a total size of 50,338 hectares (ha). It is planning to diversify its
business into property development. As a National Key Flagship Enterprise,
Asian Bamboo is at the forefront of developing the agriculture industry in
China.

Asian Bamboo has obtained organic food accreditations in China, Japan,
Europe and the United States in addition to its HACCP and ISO9001
certifications. Its plantation management has received GLOBALGAP (Global
Good Agriculture Practices) certification from the Swiss-based company SGS.

Since 16 November 2007, Asian Bamboo has been listed on the Prime Standard
of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "5AB". In addition,
the stock is traded as an ADR under the ticker symbol "ASIBY". The
Company's financial statements are audited by Deloitte and its registered
office is located in Hamburg, Germany.

For more information about Asian Bamboo, please visit the Asian Bamboo
website at
www.asian-bamboo.com or www.asian-bamboo.de 

Disclaimer:

This release is for information only and does not constitute an offer to
sell, purchase, exchange or transfer any securities or a solicitation of
any such offer in the United States or any other jurisdiction. The
securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered
under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'Securities Act')
and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or
an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. Neither Asian
Bamboo AG ("Asian Bamboo") nor any other participant in the transactions
described herein intends to register any securities under the Securities
Act or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other
jurisdiction in the United States in connection with the proposals
described in this announcement. The shares may not be offered to the public
in any jurisdiction in circumstances which would require the preparation or
registration of any prospectus or offering document relating to the shares
in such jurisdiction. No action has been taken by Asian Bamboo or any of
their affiliates that would permit an offering of the shares or possession
or distribution of this announcement or any other offering or publicity
material relating to such securities in any jurisdiction where action for
that purpose is required.

As far as this release contains forward-looking statements with respect to
the business, financial condition and results of operations of Asian
Bamboo, these statements are based on current expectations or beliefs of
Asian Bamboo's management. These forward-looking statements are subject to
a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or
performance of the Company to differ materially from those reflected in
such forward-looking statements. Apart from other factors not mentioned
here, differences could occur as a result of changes in the overall
economic situation and the competitive environment - especially in the core
business segments and markets of Asian Bamboo. Also, the development of the
financial markets and changes in national as well as international
provisions, particularly in the field of tax legislation and financial
reporting standards, could have an effect. Terrorist attacks and their
consequences could increase the likelihood and the extent of differences.
Asian Bamboo undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions or
updates to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or
circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of
unanticipated events.


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Language:     English
Company:      Asian Bamboo AG
              Stadthausbrücke 1-3
              20355 Hamburg
              Germany
Phone:        +49 40 37644 798
Fax:          +49 40 37644 500
E-mail:       info@asian-bamboo.de
Internet:     www.asian-bamboo.de
ISIN:         DE000A0M6M79, DE000A0M6M79
WKN:          A0M6M7, A0M6M7
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, Stuttgart
 
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