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Catalis N.V.: Convertible bond to finance acquisition

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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 (www.catalisgroup.com).

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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
              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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