AvW Invest AG

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AvW INVEST increases participation in CASH to more than 5 percent

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27.09.2005 AvW INVEST AG increases its participation in the Chinese Cash Financial Services Group (CFSG), which is headquartered in Hong Kong, to more than five percent. This makes AvW Invest AG the largest European shareholder and strategic investor of CFSG. The purchase price is approximately 1.6 million euros. By means of a 750 million capital increase, CFSG will increase its capital stock from its current level to approximately 1.3 billion shares. In the course of this capital increase of CFSG, AvW Invest AG has acquired 40 million shares. Thus, AvW Invest AG now holds a total of 71.5 million shares, which is approximately 5.4 percent of CFSG’s capital stock. The required registration with the regulatory authorities in Hong Kong is the responsibility of CFSG. With this acquisition, AvW Invest AG continues its course of expansion in the financial services area. In addition, this step is an excellent preparation for the distribution of the AvW security bond in China. "This strategic participation constitutes another important step towards Asia," says Wolfgang Auer of Welsbach, Chairman of AvW’s Board of Management. "This acquisition makes us the first Austrian company with a large-scale participation in a Chinese financial services provider that is listed on the stock exchange." About AvW Invest AG: AvW Invest AG is a company of the AvW Group (www.avw.at). The AvW shares are listed on the ATX Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange (ISIN number: AT0000930409, Reuters: AVWI.VI). The Austrian company, which is domiciled in Krumpendorf at Lake Wörthersee, specialises in the areas of financial services, equity investments and real estate. AvW Invest AG holds investments in the following stock exchange listed companies: Hirsch Servo (HISE.VI) - 11 percent, S&T (SNTS.VI) - 10 percent, Pankl (PARS.DE) - 5 percent (in total, the AvW Group holds 20 percent), Cash Financial Services Group (8122.HK) - 5 percent. end of announcement euro adhoc 27.09.2005 08:02:57 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: AvW Invest AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.de Further inquiry note: AvW Invest AG Dr. Ernst Wilde Tel.: 04229/3621-24 mailto:e.wilde@avw.at Branche: Financial & Business Services ISIN: AT0000930409 WKN: 892661 Index: Prime.market Börsen: Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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