ANDRITZ AG Annual General Meeting approves dividend increase

Today’s 102nd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of ANDRITZ AG agreed to a dividend payment of 1.10 Euros per share for the 2008 business year; this corresponds to an increase of 10% in comparison with the dividend for the 2007 business year (1.00 Euro per share). Ex-dividend date is March 31, 2009, the date of payment April 3, 2009.

Hellwig Torggler, who has been a member of the ANDRITZ AG Supervisory Board since 2000 and deputy chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2004, as well as Peter Mitterbauer, member of the Supervisory Board of ANDRITZ AG since 2003, were reappointed to the Supervisory Board of ANDRITZ AG.

All items on the agenda were approved by the shareholders present at the Meeting.

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For further information, please contact:

Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 2979


The ANDRITZ Group is a global market leader for customized plants, process technologies, and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 13,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 150 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.


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