Brilon, May 10, 2016: In the first three months of the 2016 financial year the CENTROTEC Group increased its revenue by 4.0 % to EUR 125.8 million (previous year EUR 120.9 million). All three segments contributed towards this growth. Organic growth came to 0.9 %. The operating result (EBITDA) for the group of EUR 8.8 million was 10 % below the elevated prior-year figure (EUR 9.8 million), which had included EUR 1.3 million from foreign exchange gains. The slight increase in depreciation and amortisation produced an EBIT at group level of EUR 3.0 million (previous year EUR 4.2 million). Organically and before foreign exchange effects, EBIT came to EUR 2.7 million (previous year EUR 2.9 million). A slightly reduced interest burden and a higher effective tax rate produced earnings per share of EUR 0.05 (previous year EUR 0.11).