Ad-hoc-News | 12/18/2006

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG:Increase in earnings forecast for 2006 as a result of one-off tax effect

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG / Final Results/Preliminary Results

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RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG, Bad Neustadt a.d.Saale

Increase in earnings forecast for 2006 as a result of one-off tax effect
after the amendment of Section 37 Para. 5 German Corporation Tax Act
(Körperschaftsteuergesetz, 'KStG')

Bad Neustadt a.d.Saale, 18 december 2006 ----- RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG is raising
its earnings forecast for financial year 2006 from EUR 93 million to EUR
106 million in accordance with the amended Section 37 Para. 5 KStG. The
liquidity will accrue not in 2006 but in the period 2008 to 2017.

The increase results from the obligation, now introduced in connection with
the current amendment of Section 37 Para. 5 KStG, for tax refund claims to
be reflected at their present value.

Pursuant to the amended Section 37 Para. 5 KStG, tax refund claims
resulting from past financial years are recognised through profit or loss
as a claim to payment as at 31 December 2006 and will take effect once.

Rhön-Klinikum confirms its forecast for net consolidated profit of EUR 100
million for 2007.

Brigitte Sallwey
Sallwey & Partner
Telemannstr. 18
D-60323 Frankfurt
Tel.: '(+49) 069-97203 628

DGAP 18.12.2006

Language: English
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