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Catalis N.V.: Investment in Galileo Medien AG, Babelsberg and simplifying of capital structure

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22.12.2005

Eindhoven, December 22, 2005 - Catalis N.V. has purchased ~29% of the shares of Galileo Medien AG, Babelsberg (www.galileomedien.de). Galileo Medien AG is a leading provider of home entertainment DVDs with a focus on the German market and offers related technical services.

At the same time Catalis N.V. has simplified its capital structure. Subject to approval by the Supervisory Board Catalis N.V. has agreed the early exercise of 5,000,000 options attached to the Catalis "Bond with Warrants 2004/2014" with each option representing the right to purchase one share in Catalis N.V. Through the early exercise Catalis N.V.’s number of shares outstanding increases from 17,959,525 shares to 22,959,525 shares with each share representing euro 0,10 of the capital of Catalis N.V. Following the transaction and with the exception of the convertible bond issued in October 2004 no further options issued by Catalis are now outstanding.

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Further inquiry note:
Sarah McTweed
Catalis N.V. (UK Office)
Eastside Complex
Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Road
Iver, Buckinghamshire
UK
SL0 0NH
Tel Nr.:  + 44 (0)1753 783330
Fax Nr.: + 44 (0)1753 783332

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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