Undeterred by the Global Economic Crisis, Rohde & Schwarz Closes the Fiscal Year With Positive Results

By Rohde Schwarz, PRNE
Thursday, October 21, 2010

MUNICH, October 22, 2010 - Despite a challenging economic environment, Rohde & Schwarz closed the
past fiscal year (July 2009 through June 2010) with a positive operating
result. The group of companies recorded a turnover of EUR 1.3 billion,
slightly above the previous fiscal year's level. As soon as the economic
crisis took hold, the Executive Board set a course based on rigorous cost
management combined with the continued implementation of all growth-promoting
measures. The launch of new product lines and the ongoing improvement in
business since the end of 2009 contributed to the good results. Rohde &
Schwarz started the new fiscal year with its workforce still numbering 7400
employees. The family-owned company continued to forge ahead with its global
orientation, especially through the expansion of activities in Asia. The
company maintained its high level of investment in research and development
at 15 percent of turnover.

Manfred Fleischmann, President and CEO of Rohde & Schwarz, commented on
the current annual report: "Thanks to a strong finish, we completed fiscal
year 2009/2010 with a considerably better result than we expected at the
beginning. Now we have to take the positive momentum and carry it over into
the new fiscal year in order to be able to focus our efforts again on
sustained growth."

Press contacts:

Europe (headquarters): Adriana Olivotti, Phone: +49-89-4129-13956,
E-mail: press@rohde-schwarz.com

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Press contacts: Europe (headquarters): Adriana Olivotti, Phone: +49-89-4129-13956, E-mail:
press at rohde-schwarz.com

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