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DGAP-News: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG (english)

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG ends first half of 2010 with significant

growth



RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG / Half Year Results



05.08.2010 07:00



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RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG ends first half of 2010 with significant growth



- More than 1 million patients treated in half-year period for the first

time

- Buoyant growth on half-year comparison: revenues EUR 1.26 billion

(+10.7%) / net consolidated profit EUR 71.0 million (+7.9%)

- EBITDA EUR 151.4 million (+7.8%) / EBIT EUR 98.3 million (+7.8%)

- Forecast for full-year 2010 reaffirmed



Bad Neustadt a.d. Saale, 5 August 2010



Compared with H1 of last year, RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG generated significant

growth in the first half of 2010:

A total of 1,023,845 patients were treated in the Group's hospitals in the

first six months of 2010. For the first time, then, more than 1 million

patients put their trust in us during a half-year period. This translates

into a rise of 13.4% compared with the same period last year. Revenues

climbed by 10.7% to reach EUR 1.26 billion. Net consolidated profit also

rose by 7.9% to reach EUR 71.0 million in the first half of 2010. EBITDA in

the reporting period stood at EUR 151.4 million, exceeding the figure of

the same period in 2009 by 7.8%. During the same period, EBIT grew by 7.8%

to EUR 98.3 million.



'In the first half of 2010, more patients than ever before chose to be

treated in our facilities. The trust that people are placing in our medical

offerings confirms our integrated care concept. We are confident of being

able to continue our previously mapped out growth path', emphasised

Wolfgang Pföhler, chairman of the Board of Management of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG.



Operating cash flow grew by 6.7% and reached EUR 124.3 million in the first

six months of the current financial year.

After deducting minority interests in profit of EUR 2.9 million from net

consolidated profit of the first half, EPS stands at EUR 0.49. Without the

capital increase - based on the previous volume of shares in circulation -

earnings per ordinary share would be 0.66 euros (previous year: 0.60

euros).



Outlook



'Given the outstanding first half, we are right on target and therefore

confirm our forecast for financial year 2010 for revenues of EUR 2.6

billion and net consolidated profit of EUR 145 million within a range of

plus/minus 5%', Pföhler said on publication of the H1 figures.



The chairman of the Board of Management assumes that the Group's growth

will stay right on course for 2010. The takeover of

MEDIGREIF-Betriebsgesellschaft für Krankenhäuser und Integrative

Gesundheitszentren, the raising of the interest in AMPER-Kliniken AG as

well as the purchase of Salze Klinik I were referred by Pföhler as 'growth

steps' following the capital increase in 2009. 'We are currently engaged in

several acquisition procedures for inpatient and outpatient facilities'.



'Continuing the growth course and ensuring viable healthcare in the future'



Looking ahead to 2011, Pföhler emphasised that the debate on the core

elements of the healthcare reform was being followed closely. The aim of

securing the future of our healthcare system was not something that could

be reduced to financing and cost issues. Rather, quality and efficiency

reserves had to be unlocked in the system.



'We are not able to gauge the economic impact of the healthcare reform

right now. However, one thing is completely clear: we have demonstrated

time and again that we understand our work as a hospital Group and have

learned to cope with new framework conditions by introducing new measures

to adjust to these.



Having efficient clinical processes across sectors was essential when it

came to unlocking further quality and efficiency reserves because

'efficiency and good medical care go together'. Within its hospital

network, RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG was committed to an integrated care network in

which high-quality medical care will be offered over all care levels. 'We

are looking to forge ahead with the integration of outpatient-inpatient

care and to build bridges in the interests of our patients', Pföhler said

in conclusion.



RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG is one of the largest healthcare providers in Germany. Its

corporate objective is high-quality medical care for everyone. Currently,

our Group counts 53 hospitals at 42 sites as well as 31 medical care

centres (MVZs) throughout Germany. We employ more than 37,000 persons. In

financial year 2009, roughly 1.8 million patients were treated in the

Group's facilities. More information is available under:

www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com.





Esther Walter

Head of Group Press and Public Relations

Schlossplatz 1

97616 Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale

Phone: +49 9771 651322

Fax: +49 9771 651820

E-mail: esther.walter@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com



Boris Tramm

Head of Investor Relations

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG

Schlossplatz 1

97616 Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale

Phone: +49 9771 651318

Fax: +49 9771 991736

E-mail: boris.tramm@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com









05.08.2010 07:00 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Press Release

distributed by DGAP. Medienarchiv at
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Language: English

Company: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG

Schlossplatz 1

97616 Bad Neustadt a.d.Saale

Deutschland

Phone: +49 (0)9771 - 65-0

Fax: +49 (0)9771 - 97 467

E-mail: rka@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com

Internet: www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com

ISIN: DE0007042301

WKN: 704230

Indices: MDAX

Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), München;

Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart



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