AvW Invest AG

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AvW Invest AG presents record results for first quarter

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24.05.2005

AvW Invest AG, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, achieved record results for the first quarter of the current financial year. Operating results grew by 40 percent to 1.886 million Euro, pre-tax earnings by 45 percent to 1.918 million Euro, inter-period profit by 64 percent to 1.448 million Euro, unappropriated surplus by 51 percent to 5.257 million Euro. At 30.875 million Euro, the balance sum gained a plus of 56 percent. In the first three months of the current financial year, profit per share increased by 64 percent to 0.48 Euro.

The root of these record results is the excellent development in the financial branch, in the trading and derivative businesses, as well as in our equity holdings. The sinking of corporate taxes from 34 to 25 percent additionally played an extremely positive role.

Management expects a continuation of this positive trend throughout the current financial year in all fields of business. Profit per share is expected to reach over one Euro for the whole year.

Key figures in EUR 1,000                            2005         2004    Change %
Operating income                                        2,797        1,799        + 55 %
Operating expenses                                        898          457        + 96 %
Interest paid                                                -13              9
Operating results                                      1,886        1,352        + 40 %
Valuation adjustment                                      32          -31
Pre-tax earnings                                        1,918        1,321        + 45 %
Taxes                                                            470          437      
Inter-period profit                                  1,448          884        + 64 %
Retained profits                                        3,809        2,601          
Unappropriated surplus                              5,257        3,485        + 51 %

Balance sum                                              30,857      19,838        + 56 %
Equity capital                                         26,346      17,769        + 48 %
Profit per share in EUR                              0.48         0.29        + 64 %
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The balance is in conformance with IAS, divided acc. to banking
regulations.

About AvW Invest AG: AvW Invest AG is a company of the AvW Group (www.avw.at). The AvW common shares (ISIN-Nummer: AT0000930409, Reuters: AVWI.VI) are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange at the ATX Prime Market; the AvW preferred shares(ISIN-Nummer: AT0000930425, Reuters: AVWI_p.VI) are on the Auktions Market. The Austrian company specialises in financial services, equity holdings and real estate. ~

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 24.05.2005 07:56:00
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Further inquiry note: AvW INVEST AG Mag. Alexandra Anthofer http://www.avw.at

Branche: Financial & Business Services
ISIN:      AT0000930409
WKN:        093040
Index:    Prime.market
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Wiener Börse AG / official dealing



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