Ballast Nedam Increases Forecast 2010

By Ballast Nedam Nv, PRNE
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, December 16, 2010 - The Board of Management is increasing its 2010 forecast to an operating
profit of EUR 15 million to EUR 20 million, due to the progress of a number
of procedures.

In this forecast, we have taken into account the progress of claims on a
limited number of projects, the fine imposed by the English competition
authorities in 2009 and a settlement with persons associated with a former
director in long year civil proceedings.

In the fourth quarter the single largest infrastructure project that was
ever awarded by The Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water
Management was signed and entered into the order book.

It concerns the widening of the A15 between the Maasvlakte and the
Vaanplein and the construction of a new Botlek bridge. This concerns a DBFM
contract (Design, Build, Finance and Maintain) in which the consortium
A-Lanes A15 is responsible for the design, construction, financing and
maintenance of the project with a value of approximately EUR 1.5 billion.
Ballast Nedam participates for 24% in this consortium and is responsible for
one third of the design, the construction and the 20 year maintenance. With
this project Ballast Nedam confirms its leading position in the market for
public-private partnerships in The Netherlands.

The forecast expressed in March of this year was an operating profit of
EUR 10 million to EUR 15 million.


Further details can be obtained from: Ballast Nedam N.V., Adrie van Kessel, telephone +31(0)30-285-41-61, +31(0)6-22-45-71-85

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