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DGAP-News: KTG Energie AG: Company wants to substantially increase dividend

September 1, 2014

KTG Energie AG / Key word(s): Dividend 01.09.2014 10:17 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer / publisher is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- KTG Energie AG: Company wants to substantially increase dividend - EUR0.45 per share is goal for 2013/2014 - Dividend expected to double by fiscal year 2017/2018 - Continuous increase planned - Secured earnings base enables long-term dividend policy - Share to become one of the most attractive stocks Hamburg, September 1, 2014 - KTG Energie AG (ISIN: DE000A0HNG53) wants to involve its shareholders in the high, long-term earning power of the company. For the current fiscal year, KTG Energie wants to propose a dividend of EUR0.45 per share to the shareholders. KTG already paid a dividend of EUR0.40 per share for the short fiscal year 2013 (January through October). The company wants to continuously increase the dividend and double it from EUR0.45 in the current fiscal year to EUR0.90 per share in fiscal year 2017/2018. This would result in a dividend yield of 7.6% based on the closing price of August 29, 2014 (EUR11.90). With the biogas production capacity of 53 MW installed at July 31, 2014 the company has a legally guaranteed, long-term sales and earnings base - the sales base of over EUR80 million and the substrate costs secured by long-term contracts already guarantee an earnings base of over EUR22 million on EBITDA basis from fiscal year 2014/2015. In future, KTG Energie wants to grow through favorable acquisition opportunities, additional optimization potential of existing systems and new prospects in the market for mobile heat transport and in the construction of biogas systems that use agricultural and biological waste. "Thanks to the feed-in tariffs guaranteed by the state for 20 years, our business model is ideal for investors who are expecting predictable, safe and at the same time attractive dividends. We will strive to meet this objective with our dividend policy, involve our shareholders in the fruits of the harvest and become one of the most attractive stocks in the market", says Dr. Thomas Berger, CEO of KTG Energie AG. Contact Investor Relations / Press Tobias M. Weitzel BSK Becker+Schreiner Kommunikation GmbH Phone: +49 2154-8122 16 E-mail: weitzel@kommunikation-bsk.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Information and Explaination of the Issuer to this News: About KTG Energie AGKTG Energie AG, based in Hamburg, is specialized in the production of renewable energies from renewable raw materials. To this end, the company has been operating biogas plants in Germany since 2006 and covers the entire value added chain from the planning and construction to the operation of the systems. Sales quantities are guaranteed through the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) for a period of 20 years at fixed conditions. Today, over a quarter of a million people are already supplied with clean, environmentally-friendly energy. As a subsidiary of the agricultural company KTG Agrar AG, the supply of renewable raw materials - particularly catch crops, grass and straw - is guaranteed in the long term. KTG Energie currently employs 69 staff and has, according to preliminary figures, more than doubled sales volume in the short fiscal year 2013 compared with the first ten months of the previous year to EUR50.9 million (January through October 2012: around EUR23 million). The operating result (EBITDA) improved by 97% to EUR13.2 million (January through October 2012: EUR6.7 million), and EBIT to EUR8 million. The individual company KTG Energie AG achieved a profit of over EUR3 million, of which it paid out almost 80% as a dividend to the shareholders (EUR0.40 per share). The company has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2012. 01.09.2014 The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: KTG Energie AG Ferdinandstr. 12 20095 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 76755372 Fax: +49 40 76755374 E-mail: info@ktg-energie.de Internet: www.ktg-energie.de ISIN: DE000A0HNG53, DE000A1ML257, WKN: A0HNG5, A1ML25 Listed: Freiverkehr in Berlin, DÜsseldorf, MÜnchen, Stuttgart; Frankfurt in Open Market (Entry Standard) End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------


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