EANS-Adhoc: gategroup provides historical context for Q1

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Quarterly Financial Reporting

03.05.2012

2011 performance disclosed as prelude to upcoming release of 2012
Jan-March financial results

ZURICH, May 3, 2012 — The Board of Directors of gategroup Holding AG
announced on March 15 its decision to introduce quarterly financial
reporting to facilitate performance tracking of gategroup by
shareholders and investors. The report on May 10 will be the first
ever for the January-March period since the Company listed on the SIX
Swiss Exchange in 2009.

In view of this upcoming May 10 release on performance for the first
three months of 2012 gategroup today is disclosing financial results
from last year’s first quarter to provide historical context.

The airline industry, gategroup’s largest customer base, is a highly
seasonal business, and the first quarter is typically the weakest.
This seasonality is reflected in gategroup’s performance as well.

Results for the 2011 January-March period are as follows:

Q1 2011 In CHF million
Revenue 638.4
Segment 24.4
Segment EBITDA margin 3.8%
Operating profit 3.9
Operating profit margin 0.6%
Loss for the period (6.2)
Cash flow from operations (28.6)

About gategroup:

gategroup is the leading independent global provider of onboard
services to companies that serve people on the move. gategroup
comprises the following brands: deSter, eGate Solutions, Gate
Aviation, Gate Gourmet, Gate Retail Onboard, Gate Safe, Harmony,
Performa, potmstudios, Pourshins and Supplair.

Shares of Zurich-based gategroup are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange
under the symbol GATE. Please visit our website at www.gategroup.com.

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====================================== INVITATION TO ANALYSTS AND
INVESTORS

gategroup CFO Thomas Bucher invites analysts and investors to
participate in a telephone conference call regarding the 2012 first
quarter results.

The presentation can be accessed via webcast and dial-in
teleconference at 14:00 CET on Thursday May 10, 2012.

To listen to the live presentation via teleconference, call the
dial-in number approximately 15 minutes before the start time. Once
dialed in, please follow the instructions given over the phone.

Direct dial-in numbers:

+41(0)91 610 56 00 (Europe)
+44 (0) 203 059 58 62 (UK)
+1 866 291 41 66 (USA – Toll-Free)

To link to the live webcast of the presentation, please go to the
„Investor Pack“ tab under the „Investor Relations“ section of the
gategroup web site, www.gategroup.com.

Please note that the Q&A session following the presentation is for
analysts and investors only.

Further inquiry note:
For media: John Bronson, jbronson@gategroup.com, +41-43-812-2048;
For investors/analysts: Dagmara Robinson, drobinson@gategroup.com,
+41-43-812-5496

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issuer: gategroup Holding AG
Balz-Zimmermannstrasse 7
CH-8302 Kloten
phone: +41 43 812 54 96
FAX: +41 43 812 91 19
mail: invest@gategroup.com
WWW: http://www.gategroupmember.com/
sector: Consumer Goods
ISIN: CH0100185955
indexes:
stockmarkets: Hauptsegment: SIX Swiss Exchange
language: English

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