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Vienna, September 7, 2007

Alpine sponsors the U19 European Soccer Championship teams in Upper Austria

for the hottest game of the year

Fantastic atmosphere at the opening Austria vs. Spain match in the Linz Gugl

Stadium at 35°

Desert temperatures of 35° reigned during the hotter-than-hot opening game on Monday

evening at the Linz stadium. The teams were spurred on by 11,500 enthusiastic

spectators despite the blazing heat.

The atmosphere in the stands was high-spirited and happy – until Spain, the defending

champion, scored the second goal in three minutes during the second half.

The Austrian team was ardent and highly motivated during the first 45 minutes. The

legionnaire quartet, Julian Baumgartlinger (1860 München), Christoph Mattes (SC

Heerenveen), Marko Arnautovic (Twente Enschede) and Marc Sand (VfL Bochum) as well

as the tournament's favorite Marc Salomon especially caught the public's attention.

The reigning U19 European champion from Spain was able to assert itself during the

second half due to a lack of concentration on the part of the home team. The game ended

with a 0:2 defeat for team captain Hermann Stadler's players.

Sponsor Alpine's Managing Director, DI Karl Weidlinger, Branch Manager Bmstr. Ing.

Karl Gruber, the Commercial Manager, Mag. Michael Frenes and Division Manager,

Ing. Peter Schwaighofer were among the spectators who rooted for the young Austrian

team up to the final whistle. The Alpine managers unanimously agreed that the match was

a successful prelude to the U 19 European Championship for Upper Austria, the country's

leading sports province.

One thing is certain: the unforgettable soccer event underlines Alpine's sportsmanship and

willingness to sponsor. It is only logical that the construction group will continue to sponsor

the U19 European Soccer Championship and other sports events. Today's hopeful new

talents may be tomorrow's Champions League winners.

Stadium construction also has tradition at Alpine

The Stadion in Wals/Salzburg was completed in 2003, the Allianz Arena in Munich was

completed in 2005 and Alpine is currently building a new stadium in Klagenfurt for the

2008 European Championships. The Tivoli Stadium in Innsbruck and the stadium in

Wals/Salzburg are currently being converted and/or enlarged.

For more information visit:

+++ The former Alpine Mayreder Bau GmbH now operates as ALPINE Bau GmbH +++

The ALPINE Group is a global player. With a sales volume of nearly EUR 2.3 billion and a

staff of approximately 12,750, ALPINE is the second largest construction group in Austria.

Last year the Spanish construction group FCC (with a sales volume of approx. 9.5 billion

euros) acquired a majority stake in ALPINE.


Mag. Karin Keglevich

Special Public Affairs GmbH

Tel. +43 1 532 25 45-10

Mobil: +43 664 33 808 34


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