Bubendorf/Basel, August 23, 2013 – Bachem Group (SIX: BANB) continued to grow in the first half of 2013. Sales increased 7.3% from the prior year period to 81.8 million CHF, which is the highest half-year sales figure Bachem has reported since 2009. Operating income rose by 18.3% to 12.8 million CHF (1H 2012: 10.8 million CHF) and was also 10.5% higher compared to the second half of 2012. The EBIT margin climbed to 15.6% (1H 2012: 14.2%) and the net income margin improved to 12.7% (1H 2012: 9.6%). Management is confident of reaching the targeted full-year sales and of achieving disproportionately higher profitability.