Lufthansa Presents Preliminary Results For 2000

Operative result up 44 per cent to 1 billion euros
According to provisional figures, the Lufthansa Group returned a pre-tax profit totalling more than 1.2 billion euros in the business year 2000.
Revenues rose by 19 per cent to 15.2 billion euros. The operative result surpassed the previously announced forecast and climbed by 44 Prozent on the year-earlier level to 1.0 billion euros.
The financial result fell by 251 million euros because the contribution of AMADEUS Global Travel Distribution S.A. did not again attain the previous year`s level, which was boosted by one-off effects.
Lufthansa shareholders are to share in the Group`s positive development. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting that the net dividend be increased on the previous year by 4 cents to 0.60 euros per share.

More details on the annual results in 2000 will be disclosed by Lufthansa at the annual press conference on April 27 2001. The figures will be available, simultaneously, on the Internet at website