Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG Annual General Meeting for Financial Year 2006/2007

Proposed dividend of 0.95 Euro per share adopted/All items on the agenda approved/Dr. Siegfried Jaschinski confirmed Member of the Supervisory Board

Heidelberg, (PresseBox) - Details Today around 1,500 shareholders participated in the Annual General Meeting of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for financial year 2006/2007, which was held at the Congress Center Rosengarten in Mannheim. Approximately 63 percent of Heidelberg's share capital was represented at the event.

The Management Board discussed the company's strategy and the Balance Sheet for the past financial year (April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007), which saw the Heidelberg Group significantly increase its net profit on the previous year to 263 million Euro.

Approval from the company's shareholders was needed for six of the seven items on the AGM's agenda. One of the most important of these was the appropriation of the retained earnings and the associated distribution of a dividend of 0.95 Euro per participating share. Shareholders also voted on a further five resolutions.

The Supervisory Board's proposal to appoint Dr. Siegfried Jaschinski to the Supervisory Board until the Annual General Meeting of 2008 was approved. Dr. Siegfried Jaschinski was officially appointed as successor to Professor Clemens Börsig on the Heidelberg Supervisory Board on April 4 of this year.

The regular elections for all shareholder representatives are to be held at the Annual General Meeting in 2008. Dr. Siegfried Jaschinski is also earmarked as one of the new shareholder representatives for 2008.

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

Die Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG ist mit rund 24.200 Mitarbeitern in mehr als 170 Ländern weltweit führender Lösungsanbieter für die Printmedien-Industrie. Mit Hauptsitz in Heidelberg, Deutschland, bietet das Unternehmen Produkte von der Druckvorstufe über die unterschiedlichsten Druckverfahren bis hin zur Weiterverarbeitung. So entwickelt und fertigt die Heidelberg Gruppe Software, elektronische Prepress-Produkte, Bogenoffset-, Rollenoffset- und digitale Druckmaschinen sowie Weiterverarbeitungssysteme. Das Unternehmen hat bei weitem das größte Service- und Vertriebsnetz der Branche. Mit 18 internationalen Standorten und 250 Vertriebsniederlassungen werden 240.000 Kunden weltweit optimal betreut. Heidelberg generiert seinen Umsatz zu 85 Prozent durch eigene Vertriebsgesellschaften. Im Geschäftsjahr 2002/2003 erreichte Heidelberg einen Umsatz von rund 4,1 Milliarden Euro.

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