Profitability increased in the first half. The pre-tax profit rose to 24.2 million (66%). Ebitda and cash flow improved. Sales increased at unchanged exchange rates in all the geographical areas

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Milan, 06 August 2003 - Autogrill S.p.A.’s Board of Directors, meeting today, approved the 2003 Half Year Report. The Chairman, Gilberto Benetton, expressing satisfaction in the results, pointed out that the performance is “even more significant in an operating environment characterised by extraordinary events such as the war in Iraq, the Sars epidemic and the difficult economic situation“.