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Catalis N.V.: Convertible bond to finance acquisition

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 30.09.2005 Eindhoven, September 30, 2005 - Catalis N.V. is currently in advanced negotiations to acquire a competitor and management is confident to close the transaction in due course. Following the transaction Catalis N.V. targets revenues of between euro 9 million and euro 11 million and profits of between euro 2.5 million and euro 3.5 million for the year 2006. As part of the transaction Catalis expects significant synergies in particular based on complementary client bases, know-how and technical processes. Catalis views the acquisition as part of its strategy of profitable growth. To finance such growth Catalis N.V. shall issue euro 3 million in convertible bonds. The convertible bonds will be issued with pre-emptive rights for existing shareholders at an issue ration of 4 to 1, has a term of 4 years until 20th of October, 2009 and can be converted at a conversion ratio of 1 to 1 into 3,931,250 shares in Catalis N.V. with no additional payment provided the conversion ratio does not change due to capital measures during the term of the bond. An early conversion option is available for holders of the convertible bond in October 2007 and October 2008. Catalis reserves the right to convert the bonds at any time after the annual general meeting for the fiscal year 2005. The issue price will be euro 0.75 per convertible bond. The subscription period is planned to commence on October 5, 2005 and will close on October 19, 2005. Gebhard & Co, Werpapierhandelsbank , Gräfelfing is handling the transaction. Further details will be available at the company’s website ( end of announcement euro adhoc 30.09.2005 10:09:27 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Aeco N.V. Im Internet recherchierbar: 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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