Derby Cycle AG raises EBIT guidance and specifies revenue forecast for FY 2010/11

Cloppenburg, (PresseBox) - On the basis of very positive current business progress, Derby Cycle AG raises its expected EBIT margin for fiscal year 2010/11. Instead of the previously forecast level of 7 to 8 percent (previous year: 7.0 percent), the full?year EBIT margin will correspondingly range from 8 to 9 percent. At the same time, the company specifies its revenue forecast, that on April 13, 2011, it raised to at least EUR 220 million (previously: at least EUR 200 million), to an amount of EUR 220 million to 240 million.

Further information:

ISIN: DE000A1H6HN1
German Security Code Number (WKN): A1H6HN
Exchange: Regulated Market (Prime Standard), Frankfurt

The final results for the first six months of fiscal year 2010/11 will be published on May 23, 2011, on www.derby?cycle.com in the Investor Relations section.

Derby Cycle Holding GmbH

Derby Cycle is a Germany's largest bicycle manufacturer in terms of revenues, and one of the leading manufacturers in Europe. In particular, global demand growth for high‐quality electric and sports bicycles, as well as the company's advancing internationalisation in all European volume markets, are reflected in the company's dynamic growth. Derby Cycle's product range comprises electric bicycles, sports bicycles for leisure and competition purposes, as well as comfort bikes for everyday and travel use. These bicycles are sold through the established Kalkhoff, Focus, Raleigh, Univega and Rixe brands. All models are developed and assembled at the company's base in Cloppenburg, Germany. These high‐quality products are distributed through specialist retailers who provide their customers with professional advice and extensive service.

With an around 550 employees, Derby Cycle achieved revenue of EUR 173 million in the 2009/2010 and financial year, 72.6 percent of which was generated in Germany, and 27.4 percent abroad. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) amounted to approximately EUR 12 million. Derby Cycle sold a total of around 430,000 bicycles, of which 44,000 comprised e‐bikes. As a consequence, Derby Cycle has asserted a position of clear market leadership in 2010 with a 20 percent market share. The company forecasts revenues of EUR 220 million to 240 million, and an EBIT margin of 8 to 9 percent (2009/10: 7.0 percent) for the 2010/11 financial year that ends on September 30, 2011.

Further information is available at: www.derby‐cycle.com

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