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euro adhoc: Catalis N.V.
Closure of German Subsidiary in Ludwigsburg and Capital Increase (E)

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Eindhoven, 11 July, 2003 - Catalis N.V. has ceased all operating activities in its German subsidiary in Ludwigsburg. Current business will be transferred to the sites in the United Kingdom and the US.

At the same time, in order to strengthen liquidity, Catalis N.V. issues up to 7.149.000 new shares with a nominal value of euro 0,10 per share from the capital authorized on the shareholder meeting December 16, 2002. The shareholders have the right to exercise their pre-emptive rights. The issue ratio is 1:1 with an issue price of euro 0,10 per share. The new shares qualify for dividends for the full fiscal year 2003.

Shareholders willing to exercise their pre-emptive rights should register in written with VEM AG, Rosental 5, 80331 München during the period from July 16, 2003 to July 29, 2003.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 11.07.2003
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Further inquiry note: Catalis N.V. Sarah McTweed Pinewood Studios Iver, Buckinghamshire Slo oNH United Kingdom Tel: +44 1753 78 33 30 Fax: +44 1753 78 33 32

Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:      NL0000233625
WKN:        927093
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade



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