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Continues Steady Growth

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">The Buhler Technology Group grew at an encouraging clip in fiscal 2006. Order bookings increased by about 10 percent, amounting to CHF 1.69 billion by the end of the year. Consolidated Group sales, which totaled CHF 1.6 billion, also developed in a similarly positive manner over the previous year. The operating result rose at a higher-than-proportional rate compared with the year before.</font>

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">Targeted capital investments, the customer service business, and market developments in Asia bore fruit in 2006. The service business grew by 15 percent over the previous year and Buhler in Asia by about 30 percent. But also in its traditional markets – Europe and the U.S. – sales volumes increased by 13 and 18 percent, respectively.</font>

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">The detailed financial statement and the annual report will be published at the annual media conference on April 3, 2007.</font>

<font face="arial, geneva, helvetica" size="2">Buhler is a global Technology Group and the system partner for the supply of plant, equipment, and process know-how in the fields of Food Processing, Chemical Engineering, and Die Casting, with some 6,000 employees worldwide.</font>

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