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160316 SKODA Achieves Record Financial Results and Deliveries in 2015

160316 SKODA Achieves Record Financial Results and Deliveries in 2015

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293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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ŠKODA Achieves Record Financial Results and
Deliveries in 2015

› Record: For the second year in a row, ŠKODA sells more than 1 million
vehicles worldwide; 1,055,500 deliveries (2014: 1,037,200; up 1.8%)
› Sales revenue: New high at 12.5 billion euros (up 6.2%)
› Operating profit: 915 million euros (up 12.0%)
› Strongest single market: sales in China at record high with 281,700 deliveries
› Successful start to the year: 170,300 deliveries by end of February 2016
› Future: ŠKODA launches SUV campaign

Mladá Boleslav, 16 March 2016 – In 2015, ŠKODA set new records both in terms
of global vehicle sales and financial results. Deliveries increased 1.8% to
1,055,500 vehicles (2014: 1,037,200). The brand also achieved record sales
revenue, increasing 6.2% to a new high of 12.5 billion euros (2014: 11.8 billion
euros); operating profit rose 12.0% to 915 million euros (2014: 817 million
euros). The Czech automaker is planning further growth in 2016. ŠKODA’s
future SUV models to play a crucial role in driving growth.

“2015 was a good year for ŠKODA. Despite challenging market conditions, the company
remained on course throughout the fiscal year, setting new records in deliveries, revenue
and earnings,” says ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier. “This shows that ŠKODA has achieved a
new level of performance. Our success is sustainable.” In light of the current fiscal year,
Maier adds, “The automotive industry as a whole is facing major challenges. In this
environment, ŠKODA will continue to drive the company’s growth throughout 2016, while
investing in the brand’s future under the 2025 Strategy. This will specifically involve
alternative automotive concepts, the digitization of individual mobility with new offers for
our customers, and the expansion of our SUV model range.” Among other things, ŠKODA
will be launching a new, large SUV this autumn, thereby strengthening the brand’s
position in this important vehicle segment.

ŠKODA set new records in terms of sales revenue and earnings. Sales revenue rose
to 12.5 billion euros (2014: 11.8 billion euros), surpassing the previous record, set in
2014, by 6.2%. Operating profit increased 12.0% to 915 million euros (2014: 817 million
euros), representing 7.3% of turnover (2014: 7.0%).

“The increase in vehicle sales, a better mix in model versions sold and optimized material
costs contributed to this profitable growth,” explains ŠKODA Chief Financial Officer
Winfried Krause.

Profit before tax increased 9.2% to 846 million euros (2014: 775 million euros). Profit
after tax in 2015 stood at 708 million euros (2014: 665 million euros), increasing 6.5%
on the previous year. Investments amounted to 591 million euros in 2015 (2014: 698
million euros).

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In 2015, ŠKODA delivered a record-breaking 1,055,500 vehicles to customers around the
world. This represents an increase of about 18,300 vehicles or 1.8% over 2014
(1,037,200 deliveries).

For ŠKODA, 2015 was once again dominated by ŠKODA’s largest model campaign of all
time. One special highlight was the market launch of the new ŠKODA Superb. The
dimensions and spaciousness of the Superb position the model at the upper end of the
automotive mid-class. In addition to the qualities of functionality, spaciousness and value
for money that have popularized ŠKODA, the new Superb heralds the dawn of a new era
for the brand in terms of design and technology.

“The success of the ŠKODA brand in the 2015 fiscal year is the result of a great team
effort. We would like to thank the employees for their personal commitment. I would also
like to extend my thanks to the KOVO trade union who once again accompanied the
company’s development constructively in 2015,” says ŠKODA Board Member for HR
Bohdan Wojnar.

The company’s success continued into the beginning of 2016. By the end of February,
ŠKODA’s global sales had climbed 4.5% to 170,300 vehicles, setting a new record for the
first two months of a year.

ŠKODA will be raising the bar even further over the coming months in the next phase of
expanding their model range. The SUV show car ŠKODA VisionS celebrated its world
premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in early March 2016. In addition to demonstrating
the brand’s future SUV design language, the VisionS incorporates the most important
technologies that ŠKODA will be developing over the coming years, with an emphasis on
electric mobility, connectivity and assistance systems for safety and comfort.

The study marks the launch of ŠKODA’s SUV campaign. Over the coming years, the
company will be strengthening their position in the important SUV segment with new
products. The brand will be presenting their new large series-produced SUV model as
early as autumn this year at the Paris Motor Show.

ŠKODA Media Services:
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ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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ŠKODA AUTO Group figures:
2015 2014 % change

Deliveries to customers Thousand cars 1,056 1,037 +1.8
Deliveries without China Thousand cars 774 756 +2.4
Production * Thousand cars 1,037 1,050 -1.2
Production without China ** Thousand cars 752 748 +0.5
Sales Thousand cars 800 796 +0.5
Employed *** People 26,646 25,889 +2.9
Sales revenue Million EUR 12,486 11,758 +6.2
Operating profit Million EUR 915 817 +12.0
Operating profit as % of sales % +7.3 +7.0 –
Profit before tax Million EUR 846 775 +9.2
Profit after tax Million EUR 708 665 +6.5
Investments (w/o capitalized
development costs)
Million EUR 591 698 -15.3
* ŠKODA brand worldwide
** comprises ŠKODA AUTO Group Production of the ŠKODA brand, without production in
China, Bratislava/Slovakia or Pune/India, but does include other Group brands, such as
SEAT, Audi and VW
*** Number of employees without agency staff, but including trainees

For more information:
Jozef Baláž, Corporate Communications Tomáš Kubík, Corporate Communications
T +420 326 811 773 T +420 326 811 749
jozef.balaz@skoda-auto.cz tomas.kubik@skoda-auto.cz

ŠKODA Media Services:
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ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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Media image:

ŠKODA Achieves Record Financial Results and
Deliveries in 2015
ŠKODA will be raising the bar even further over the
coming months in the next phase of expanding their
model range. The SUV show car ŠKODA VisionS
celebrated its world premiere at the Geneva Motor
Show.

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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies in the world. In 1895, the Czech
headquarters in Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and
cars.
› currently offers the following models in the range: Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2015 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide.
› has belonged to Volkswagen since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful
automotive groups in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and
develops vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 26,600 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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Published: 29. 3. 2016