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Kitron: Strategy and targets outlined at Capital Markets Day

(2016-02-11) Kitron ASA today hosts at Capital Markets Day to describe the
foundation for the ongoing improvements at the company and to outline
strategy and targets.


* Organic growth of 10 per cent annually
* Long-term operating profit margin of 7 per cent.
* Comprehensive operational improvement program on-going
* Will consider targeted acquisitions
* Dividend policy updated

Kitron also released its report for the fourth quarter 2015 today. See
separate stock exchange notice.

"As our fourth quarter results confirms, we have substantially improved
profitability and cash flow over the past year. This change has clearly been
noticed by the financial community. Based on this, we feel that this is a
good time to elaborate on our strategy and targets by hosting this event,"
said Peter Nilsson, CEO of Kitron.

"The progress over the past year has been achieved because we have implemented
a number of improvement programs. This has strengthened our margins and
dramatically improved cash flow by reducing working capital. The programs are
proceeding according to plan, and this gives us confidence in the targets we
present today," he added.

Kitron sees accelerated organic growth going forward, based on a strong
position in its defined market niches. In addition, the company will consider
carefully targeted acquisitions. These may be electronics manufacturing
services companies or product hardware companies with products of particular
importance to Kitron's customers.

The Board of Directors of Kitron has revised the company's dividend policy.
Kitron will pay an annual dividend of 30 to 60 per cent of the company's
ordinary net profit after tax. The range is increased from 30 to 50 per cent.

"The adjustment is based on a fundamental strengthening of Kitron's business,
with improved profitability and successful programs to improve the working
capital. It is an indication of our commitment to creating value for our
shareholders," said Tuomo Lähdesmäki, Chairman of the board of Kitron.

Kitron Capital Markets Day 2016:

Location: Felix Konferansesenter (Felix Conference Centre), Bryggetorget 3,
0250 Oslo, Norway
Time: 11 February 2016 from 11:30 until 15.30 CET. Light lunch will be served
from 11.30 until noon.

Enclosed in PDF is the presentation material for the event. There will also be
a live webcast:http://webtv.hegnar.no/presentation.php?webcastId=29499813

For further information, please contact:

Peter Nilsson, CEO, Tel: +47 948 40 850
Cathrin Nylander, CFO, Tel: +47 900 43 284

is one of Scandinavia's leading electronics manufacturing services companies
for the Defence/Aerospace, Energy/Telecoms, Industry, Medical equipment and
Offshore/Marine sectors. The company is located in Norway, Sweden, Lithuania,
Germany, China and the United States. Kitron had revenues of about NOK 1.95
billion in 2015 and has about 1 200 employees.www.kitron.com

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Kitron CMD 20160211


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Kitron ASA via Globenewswire


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