Schlatter's performance in the financial year 2012

Schlatter's performance in the financial year 2012

S c h l i e r e n, January 28, 2013. The business performance of the Schlatter
Group (SIX Swiss Exchange: STRN) in 2012 was affected by the debt crisis in
Europe, the strong Swiss franc and, in particular, by overcapacity in the
market in its Wire product area. At CHF 104.6 million, the Group recorded a
drop in orders for the financial year 2012 compared to the previous year
(2011: CHF 130.0 million). Net sales for the reporting period total CHF 115.5
million (CHF 117.7 million). Order intake as at December 31 fell compared to
the previous year to CHF 40.0 million (CHF 50.9 million).

Schlatter Group
                         1st half of     2nd half of     Total     Total
CHF million
                         2012            2012            2012      2011
Order intake             67.6            37.0            104.6     130.0
Net sales                60.7            54.8            115.5     117.7
Order backlog as of
                         57.7            40.0                      50.9
30.6. and 31.12.

Performance of the individual segments:

                                          Welding                Weaving
CHF million                     2012      2011         2012      2011
Order intake                    68.5      94.7         36.1      35.3
Net sales                       70.4      89.5         45.1      28.2
Order backlog as of 31.12.      28.0      29.9         12.0      20.9

Detailed results for the financial year 2012 and the outlook for 2013 will be
published in a press release on March 14, 2013.The annual report will be
released on the company website ( on the same date.

Changes in Group Management

Peter Möller, Head of Operations, has decided to pursue a new professional
challenge. He will leave the Schlatter Group during the first half year of

Further information

Schlatter Holding AG

Werner Schmidli

Chief Executive Officer

Telephone +41 44 732 71 70

Fax +41 44 732 45 02

Financial calendar

           Publication of detailed results for the financial year 2012 through
14.03.2013 a press release and publication of the annual report 2012 on the
           company website.
07.05.2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
22.08.2013 Publication of half-year report 2013

Schlatter Group (

The Schlatter Group is one of the leading specialists in plant engineering for
resistance welding systems as well as weaving and finishing equipment for the
production of paper machine clothing, wire fabrics and wire mesh. Thanks to
its many years of experience in the field of plant technology, its innovative
strength and its reliable service, the Schlatter Group - which is listed on
the Domestic Standard of SIX Swiss Exchange - guarantees its customers a range
of powerful and high-quality production equipment.

This media information contains certain forward-looking statements including
statements using the words "believes", "assumes", "expects" or formulations of
a similar kind. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors which could lead to substantial
differences between the actual future results, the financial situation, the
development or performance of the Company and those either expressed or
implied by such statements. Such factors include, among other things:
competition from other companies, the effects and risks of new technologies,
the Company's continuing capital requirements, financing costs, delays in the
integration of acquisitions, changes in the operating expenses, the Company's
ability to recruit and retain qualified employees, unfavorable changes in the
applicable tax laws, and other factors identified in this communication. In
view of these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance
on such forward-looking statements. The Company accepts no obligation to
continue to report or update such forward-looking statements or adjust them to
future events or developments.

Schlatter Press release

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