Report on first half-year 2014 for ROCKWOOL International A/S

Today the Board of ROCKWOOL International A/S has discussed and approved the following report on first half-year 2014.

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Hedehusene, Denmark, 2014-08-20 15:26 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

Release no. 06 – 2014
Report on first half-year 2014
To NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen A/S

ROCKWOOL International A/S
Hovedgaden 584, Entrance C
DK�2640 Hedehusene
Phone: +45 4656 0300
www.rockwool.com

20 August 2014

Report on first half-year 2014 for ROCKWOOL International A/S

Today the Board of ROCKWOOL International A/S has discussed and approved the following report on first half-year 2014.

Highlights

* Sales accumulated end of first half-year 2014 at actual exchange rates increased 12% compared to the same period in 2013 or 8% like-for-like (comparable structure and exchange rates).

* EBIT end of first half-year 2014 amounts to EUR 75.8 million which is an increase of 28% compared to the same period in 2013. The acquisitions have no significant impact on the EBIT end of first half-year.

* The Group re-confirms its expectations for 2014 net sales at comparable exchange rates to increase by 12% compared to last year and by 5% like-for-like.

* The Group’s expectations for net profit for the year 2014 are unchanged around EUR 127 million.

* Investment expenditure is now expected to be in the range of EUR 220-240 million excluding acquisitions (versus previous expectation of EUR 188 million).

         Further information: Gilles Maria, Chief Financial Officer