Ad hoc: R. STAHL AG: R. STAHL is to raise its dividend to EUR 0.90 per share

Waldenburg, 24 April 2007 - In light of the company's strong earnings growth in fiscal 2006 and continuing good growth prospects, the Managing and Supervisory Boards are going to propose to the annual general shareholders' meeting of R. STAHL AG to approve a dividend distribution of EUR 0.90 per share. The current dividend yield is 2.6 %. Last year, the company distributed a dividend of EUR 0.60 per share plus an additional one-off extraordinary bonus of EUR 0.20 from the Material Handling divestment. The dividend distribution represents approx. half of R. STAHL AG's 2006 net earnings. The group intends to always distribute appropriate profit shares going forward. R. STAHL AG will hold its annual general shareholders' meeting on 22 June 2007. Contact: R. STAHL AG Communication / Investor Relations Judith Schäuble Am Bahnhof 30, D-74638 Waldenburg, Germany Phone: +49 (7942) 943-1217, Fax: +49 (7942) 943-1364 e-mail: --- End of Message --- R. STAHL AG Am Bahnhof 30 Waldenburg WKN: 725772; ISIN: DE0007257727 ; Index: CDAX, CLASSIC All Share, Prime All Share, GEX; Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Gate-M in Börse Stuttgart, Geregelter Markt in Börse Stuttgart, Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Freiverkehr in Bayerische Börse München, Freiverkehr in Börse Berlin Bremen, Freiverkehr in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg, Freiverkehr in Börse Düsseldorf;