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VERBIO VEREINIGTE BIOENERGIE AG (FRA:VBK) DGAP-Adhoc: VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG: VERBIO increases its earnings forecast for 2014/2015 following strong second quarter and based on high expected production facility utilization rates for the second half of the financial year 2014/2015.

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VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG / Key word(s): Change in Forecast 26.01.2015 14:18 Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- VERBIO increases its earnings forecast for 2014/2015 following strong second quarter and based on high expected production facility utilization rates for the second half of the financial year 2014/2015. Zörbig/Leipzig, January 26, 2015 - Based on preliminary financial figures as of December 31, 2014, VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG reports an increase of EBITDA to EUR 25.9 million (1 HY 2013/2014: EUR 21.5 million) and EBIT to EUR 14.7 million (1 HY 2013/2014: EUR 10.5 million). For the full financial year 2014/2015 the Management Board currently expects EBITDA to be between EUR 36 million and EUR 44 million and EBIT to be in the range of EUR 14 million and EUR 22 million. In its most recent previous forecast the Company had expected EBITDA of between EUR 25 million and EUR 35 million and EBIT of between EUR 3 million and EUR 13 million. The updated earnings guidance is necessary following the strong second quarter as well as the current high level of orders for the second half of the 2014/2015 financial year. The high level of orders have significantly reduced the risks to results anticipated by the Management Board in connection with the implementation of the GHG quota system from January 1, 2015 which had made it difficult to make forecasts for the second half of the 2014/2015 financial year. All the key figures will be published with the interim report for the first half-year 2014/2015 as scheduled on February 5, 2015. Information about VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG (VERBIO) VERBIO is one of the leading independent producers and providers of biofuels and is at the same time the only large industrial producer of biodiesel, bioethanol and biomethane in Europe. The production capacity is at a rounded 450,000 tons biodiesel, 260,000 tons bioethanol and 480 gigawatt hours biomethane per year. In the production of its highly efficient fuels, the company uses energy-saving production processes and innovative technologies of own development. The biofuels of VERBIO achieve CO2 reductions of up to 90 percent compared to petrol or diesel. VERBIO delivers its products directly to the European mineral oil conglomerates, mineral oil trading companies, independent gas stations, freight forwarders, municipal utilities and vehicle fleets. In addition, VERBIO markets high-quality pharma glycerine for the consumer goods and cosmetics industry (glycerine is gained as a by-product in biodiesel production). Within the group, VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG acts as Management Holding. The operative business is exercised by the subsidiaries, VERBIO Diesel Bitterfeld GmbH & Co. KG, VERBIO Diesel Schwedt GmbH & Co. KG, VERBIO Ethanol Schwedt GmbH & Co. KG, VERBIO Ethanol Zörbig GmbH & Co. KG and Märka GmbH. The VERBIO stock (ISIN DE000A0JL9W6 / WKN A0JL9W) has been listed at the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt stock exchange since October 2006. Important notice This publication contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the VERBIO group of companies. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgment of VERBIO as of the date of this release and involve risks and uncertainties. Should actual conditions differ from the Company's assumptions, actual results and actions may differ from those anticipated. VERBIO does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements as far as the wording of the relevant publication is concerned. Contact: VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG Augustusplatz 9 04109 Leipzig Olaf Tröber Investor Relations Phone: +49(0)341/308530-294 Fax: +49(0)341/308530-298 Email: ir@verbio.de/pr@verbio.de 26.01.2015 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: VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG Ritterstraße 23 (Oelßners Hof) 04109 Leipzig Germany Phone: +49 (0)341 308530-0 Fax: +49 (0)341 308530-998 E-mail: ir@verbio.de Internet: www.verbio.de ISIN: DE000A0JL9W6 WKN: A0JL9W Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, Stuttgart End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------