Aeco N.V.

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Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements / Catalis N.V.: Significant increase in revenues and profits in the second quarter of 2005

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 01.08.2005 • EBIT in the 1st half year increased by 67% to euro 1.0 million • EBIT in Q2 2005 up 60% to euro 585.000 • Sales growth of 47% to euro 3.4 million in 1st half of 2005 • Sales up 49% to euro 1.9 million in Q2 2005 • Management increases sales target for fiscal year 2005 Eindhoven, August 01, 2005 - Catalis N.V. has generated revenues of euro 1.9 million in the second quarter of the fiscal year 2005 (Q1 2004: euro 1.2 million). The operating profit increased to euro 585,000 (previous year: euro 366,000) in Q2 2005. Sales in the first half of 2005 improved by 50% from euro 2.3 million in 2004 to euro 3.4 million. Operating profit growth exceeded growth in sales and improved to euro 1.0 million in the first half of 2005 (previous year euro 0.6 million). This confirms the corporate strategy which is directed at profitable growth. All key performance indicators have improved substantially in the first six months of the current fiscal year. Furthermore, in Q2 2005 Catalis has achieved initial successes in entering new markets and has generated more than 10% of its revenues such new markets. The areas of games testing and software testing, which were entered at the beginning of the year will be a key strategic areas going forward. Based on positive performance in the first half of the year, Management increases its sales target for fiscal year 2005 from euro 6 million to 7 million. The complete quarterly report for Q2 2005 can be downloaded from the investor relations section at http://www.catalisgroup.com no later than August 4, 2005. end of announcement euro adhoc 01.08.2005 07:15:00 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Aeco N.V. Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.de 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 Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade

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