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VARTA AG O.N. (VAR1.BE)

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    VARTA AG: VARTA AG with very high growth dynamics in the first half of 2020 - forecast for the 2020 financial year will be raised

    DGAP-News: VARTA AG / Key word(s): Half Year Results 14.08.2020 / 07:00 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Corporate News Ellwangen, 14th August 2020VARTA AG with very high growth dynamics in the first half of 2020 - forecast for the 2020 financial year will be raised * Group revenue grow in the first half of 2020 by almost 158% to EUR 390.7 million (+66.5% without the acquisition of VARTA Consumer) * Adjusted group EBITDA even increases by 174% to EUR 102.1 million (+124.8% without acquisition of VARTA Consumer) * Adjusted group EBITDA margin improves by 1.5 percentage points to 26.1% * "Microbatteries & Solutions" segment: H1 revenue EUR 239.7 million (+70%), adjusted EBITDA EUR 82.4 million (+132%), margin 34.4% (+9.1PP) * "Household Batteries" segment better than expected: H1 revenue EUR 150.8 million, adjusted EBITDA EUR 19.7 million, margin 13,0% (-3.1PP) * Expansion of the production capacities for lithium-ion batteries to 300 million cells annually by the end of 2021 * Forecast[1] for the 2020 financial year increased: Group revenue between EUR 810 and 830 million (previously: EUR 780-800 million); Adjusted group EBITDA between EUR 210 and 215 million (previously: EUR 175-185 million); CAPEX for further capacity expansion between EUR 320 and 360 million (previously: EUR 300-330 million) Strong growth in revenues and EBITDA despite COVID-19 VARTA Group is continuing its high revenue and earnings growth: Group revenues rose by 158% to EUR 390.7 million in the first half of the year. Organic revenue growth was 66.5% (without first-time consolidation of VARTA Consumer). Adjusted EBITDA rose by 174% to EUR 102.1 million (+ 124.8% without VARTA Consumer). The adjusted EBITDA margin improved by 1.5 percentage points to 26.1%. The group profit more than doubled with an increase of 104.9% to 39.8 million EUR.Herbert Schein, CEO of VARTA AG: "We have more than doubled revenue and almost tripled the operating result. All business areas contributed to this gratifying result in the first half of the year, with our lithium-ion cells continuing to record the highest growth rates. We are continuing our growth path with the expansion of production capacities for lithium-ion cells to 300 million batteries by the end of 2021. There continues to be a high demand for VARTA products because the market demands innovative and powerful batteries - especially in the area of ​​premium headsets."Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Steffen Munz adds: "We have increased the high revenue and earnings growth of the past in the first half of the year and improved profitability again. Since we continue to have a high order backlog despite the macroeconomic conditions, we are increasing the revenue and earnings forecast for the 2020 financial year." "Microbatteries & Solutions" segment with an extraordinarily strong first half of the year Revenue in the "Microbatteries & Solutions" segment rose in the first six months by 70.2% to EUR 239.7 million. Adjusted EBITDA increased by 131.7% to EUR 82.4 million. This led to a significant improvement in the adjusted EBITDA margin by 9.1 percentage points to 34.4%. By far the strongest revenue growth will continue to be achieved with rechargeable lithium-ion cells for high-tech consumer products, especially for wireless premium headphones (hearables). Despite the ongoing shock in global demand, demand in this dynamically growing market remains high. With hearing aid batteries, VARTA has further expanded its global market position in a structurally growing market. In addition, the group is currently benefiting from its very robust business model for primary hearing aid batteries and the new business with a leading US retail chain that began in the past financial year. "Household Batteries" segment developed better than expected in the first half of the year The "Household Batteries" segment achieved revenue of EUR 150.8 million in the first half of the year. The adjusted EBITDA was EUR 19.7 million, which corresponds to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 13.0%. This positive result is partly due to the unexpectedly strong development of VARTA Consumer Batteries, the profitability of which has improved significantly due to the focus on brand business. In addition, the energy storage solutions business grew very dynamically and faster than the market in the first six months. Production capacities for lithium-ion batteries will be expanded to 300 million cells annually by the end of 2021 With an expected annual market growth of 30 to 40%, the VARTA Group has a market share of more than 50% and is therefore the technology and innovation leader in rechargeable lithium-ion cells for high-tech consumer products, especially for wireless premium headphones. Due to the sustained high growth in demand for lithium-ion batteries (CoinPower), VARTA is expanding its production capacities for lithium-ion cells from the previously planned 200 million cells per year to 300 million cells by the end of 2021. By doing so, VARTA can respond quickly and flexibly to increasing demand. For this purpose, the company is planning an additional investment volume of around EUR 175 million. The expansion will mainly be carried out at the production site in Nördlingen, Germany, where a new building will expand the existing production area. As a premiere, a new generation of production systems with even higher efficiency will be installed there. Federal and state governments support VARTA's innovation projects in the field of lithium-ion technology In addition to the development of the latest generation of small-format lithium-ion cells with even higher energy densities, the innovative VARTA technology shall be transferred to larger formats for new applications, such as VARTA energy storage. The Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) and the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg announced on 29th June 2020 that they would support this project as part of an IPCEI ("Important Project of Common European Interest"). They are providing VARTA AG with funds of up to EUR 300 million until the end of 2024.VARTA signs supply contract with Samsung and settles dispute over patent infringements As announced on 3rd August, VARTA and Samsung Electronics are ending their patent disputes and are expanding their existing cooperation. VARTA will remain the main supplier of rechargeable batteries for Samsung headsets in the years to come.Revenue and earnings forecast[2] for the 2020 financial year will be increased - higher payments for investments (CAPEX) due to further expansion of production capacities Following the very good revenue and earnings development in the first half of the year and the continuing high order backlog, the group is increasing its revenue and earnings forecast for the 2020 financial year: The revenue forecast will be increased from EUR 780 to 800 million to EUR 810 to 830 million. This corresponds to a revenue growth of between 123% and 129% compared to the previous year (including VARTA Consumer). The organic revenue growth (i.e. without VARTA Consumer) is expected to be between 47% and 53%. Adjusted EBITDA for 2020 is expected to be in a corridor between EUR 210 million and EUR 215 million (previously EUR 175 million and EUR 185 million), and should therefore increase by 115% to 121% compared to the previous year (including VARTA Consumer) . For the planned expansion of production capacities from previously 200 million cells per year to 300 million cells per year by the end of 2021, the group is increasing its forecast payouts from the purchase of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment (CAPEX) for 2020 from previously 300 to 330 million EUR to EUR 320 to 360 million. VARTA AG Group - Selected key figuresin million EUR HY1-2020 HY1-2019 Revenue 390.7 151.5 EBITDA 81.4 35.9 Adjusted EBITDA 102.1 37.2 Adjusted EBITDA margin (%) 26.1% 24.6% Group result 39.9 19.5 Investment (Capex) 123.7 20.0 Free cash flow -125.5 -4.8 Equity ratio (%) 44.2% 62.0%* Total assets 1,021.7 668.8* Employees (per 30th June) 4,342 2,394 *per 31st December 2019 Upcoming events: 12th November 2020 Interim report 3rd quarter 2020Contacts: Bernhard Wolf Nicole Selle Head of Investor Relations Corporate Communications Tel: +49 79 61 921-2969 Tel.: +49 79 61 921-2221 bernhard.wolf@varta-ag.com nicole.selle@varta-ag.com About VARTA AG VARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio from micro batteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customer-specific battery solutions for a variety of applications and, as a technology leader, sets the industry standards in important areas. As the group's parent company, it operates in the "Microbatteries & Solutions" and "Household Batteries" business segments. The "Microbatteries & Solutions" segment focuses on the OEM business for microbatteries and the lithium-ion battery pack business. With intensive research and development, VARTA sets the global standards in the microbattery sector and is a recognized innovation leader in the important growth markets of lithium-ion technology and in primary hearing aid batteries. The "Household Batteries" segment comprises the battery business for end customers, including household batteries, accumulators, chargers, portable power (power banks) and lights, as well as energy storage devices. The VARTA AG Group with its main location in Ellwangen currently employs over 4,000 people. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia as well as sales centers in Asia, Europe and the USA, the subsidiaries of VARTA AG are currently active in over 75 countries worldwide.[1] This outlook is based on the assumption of constant exchange rates. In view of the coronavirus, negative influences on the VARTA AG Group cannot be ruled out. At the time the financial statements were prepared, these risks could not be assessed and could therefore not be taken into account in the planning. [2] This outlook is based on the assumption of constant exchange rates. In view of the coronavirus, negative influences on the VARTA AG Group cannot be ruled out. At the time the financial statements were prepared, these risks could not be assessed and could therefore not be taken into account in the planning. * * *14.08.2020 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.de * * * Language: English Company: VARTA AG VARTA-Platz 1 73479 Ellwangen Germany Phone: +49 (0)791-921-0 E-mail: info@varta-ag.com Internet: www.varta-ag.com ISIN: DE000A0TGJ55 WKN: A0TGJ5 Indices: SDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange EQS News ID: 1118093 End of News DGAP News Service

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    VARTA AG: VARTA AG raises guidance for 2020

    VARTA AG / Key word(s): Change in Forecast VARTA AG: VARTA AG raises guidance for 2020 13-Aug-2020 / 18:23 CET/CEST Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. * * * VARTA AG, Ellwangen, ISIN: DE000A0TGJ55 Insider information disclosure in accordance with Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 VARTA AG raises guidance for 2020Ellwangen, 13.8.2020\- VARTA AG raises the revenue for full year from 780-800 m EUR to 810-830 m EUR\- Guidance for adjusted EBITDA will be raised to 210-215 m EUR (previously 175-185 m EUR)\- Capital expenditures (CAPEX) rise due to expansion of production capacities to 320-360 m EUR (previously 300-330 m EUR) VARTA AG ("VARTA") raises the guidance for fiscal year 2020 due to the strong first half year and the continuous high order backlog. Group revenue for 2020 will be raised to a range of 810-830 m EUR (previous 780-800 m EUR). This is a year-on-year increase of 123% to 129% (including VARTA Consumer). The outlook for adjusted Group EBITDA will be raised to 210-215 m EUR (including VARTA Consumer) (previously 175-185 m EUR). This is a year-on-year increase of 115% to 121%.For the planned expansion of production capacities from the previous 200 million cells per year to 300 million cells annually by the end of 2021, VARTA is raising its forecasted payments for capital expenditures (CAPEX) for 2020 from previously 300-330 m EUR to 320-360 m EUR.The half year financial report will be published tomorrow.Contact:Nicole Selle Bernhard Wolf Corporate Communications Head of Investor Relations Tel.: +49 79 61 921-2221 Tel: +49 79 61 921-2969 Email: nicole.selle@varta-ag.com bernhard.wolf@varta-ag.comAbout VARTA AGVARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio that ranges from microbatteries, household batteries and energy storage systems all the way to customer-specific battery solutions for a wide range of uses, setting the industry standards as technology leader in many important areas. As the parent company of the Group, it is active in the "Microbatteries & Solutions" and "Household Batteries" business segments. The "Microbatteries & Solutions" segment focuses on the OEM business for microbatteries and the lithium-ion battery pack business. Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets the global standards in the microbatteries segment and is a recognized innovation leader in the important growth markets lithium-ion technology and primary hearing aid batteries. The "Household Batteries" segment covers the battery business for end customers, including household batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, portable power (power banks), lights and energy storage systems. The VARTA AG Group, headquartered in Ellwangen, currently employs almost 4,000 staff. VARTA AG's operating subsidiaries are currently active in more than 75 countries around the world, with five production and assembly facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centers in Asia, Europe and the USA.* * *13-Aug-2020 CET/CEST The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.de * * * Language: English Company: VARTA AG VARTA-Platz 1 73479 Ellwangen Germany Phone: +49 (0)791-921-0 E-mail: info@varta-ag.com Internet: www.varta-ag.com ISIN: DE000A0TGJ55 WKN: A0TGJ5 Indices: SDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange EQS News ID: 1117977 End of Announcement DGAP News Service

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    VARTA AG: VARTA AG receives public funding of € 300 million for battery cell production facility (IPCEI)

    VARTA AG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous VARTA AG: VARTA AG receives public funding of € 300 million for battery cell production facility (IPCEI) 29-Jun-2020 / 17:44 CET/CEST Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. * * * VARTA AG, Ellwangen, ISIN: DE000A0TGJ55 Insider information disclosure in accordance with Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 VARTA AG receives public funding of € 300 million for battery cell production facility (IPCEI) Ellwangen, June 29, 2020. VARTA AG has today been informed by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) about public funding totaling € 300 million for two projects in connection with the European initiative to construct a battery cell production facility within the framework of an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI).The State government of Baden-Württemberg had previously already resolved at the end of March this year to co-finance the grant to be awarded by the BMWi for the first project. In mid-May, the Bavarian government then committed to co-financing the second project within the framework of this European initiative. Both projects have now received formal approval from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy as a direct sponsor of VARTA AG.The first project for the development and industrialization of coin shaped lithium-ion cells has received funding in the amount of approximately € 198.5 million and will run until the end of 2024. The second project for the development and industrialization of small lithium-ion cells in addition to special format lithium-ion battery cells, the duration of which will run until the end of June 2022, is to be supported to the tune of up to € 101.5 million.The total public funding received in the form of grants by VARTA for the two IPCEI projects therefore amounts to € 300 million. VARTA will initially finance the supported project. The approved public funding will then be used to reimburse VARTA for the depreciation from the investments and the operating expenses incurred in connection with the two supported projects over the respective project duration proportionately up to the aforementioned funding volume.Contact:Nicole Selle Bernhard Wolf Corporate Communications Head of Investor Relations Tel.: +49 79 61 921-221 Tel: +49 79 61 921-969 Email: nicole.selle@varta-ag.com bernhard.wolf@varta-ag.comAbout VARTA AGVARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio that ranges from microbatteries, household batteries and energy storage systems all the way to customer-specific battery solutions for a wide range of uses, setting the industry standards as technology leader in many important areas. As the parent company of the Group, it is active in the "Microbatteries & Solutions" and "Household Batteries" business segments. The "Microbatteries & Solutions" segment focuses on the OEM business for microbatteries and the lithium-ion battery pack business. Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets the global standards in the microbatteries segment and is a recognized innovation leader in the important growth markets lithium-ion technology and primary hearing aid batteries. The "Household Batteries" segment covers the battery business for end customers, including household batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, portable power (power banks), lights and energy storage systems. The VARTA AG Group, headquartered in Ellwangen, currently employs almost 4,000 staff. VARTA AG's operating subsidiaries are currently active in more than 75 countries around the world, with five production and assembly facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centers in Asia, Europe and the USA.* * *29-Jun-2020 CET/CEST The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.de * * * Language: English Company: VARTA AG VARTA-Platz 1 73479 Ellwangen Germany Phone: +49 (0)791-921-0 E-mail: info@varta-ag.com Internet: www.varta-ag.com ISIN: DE000A0TGJ55 WKN: A0TGJ5 Indices: SDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange EQS News ID: 1081329 End of Announcement DGAP News Service

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