Aeco N.V.

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Catalis N.V.: Significant increase in revenues and profits in the first quarter of 2006

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 03.05.2006 • Sales growth of 42% to euro 2.2 million • EBIT increased by more than 53% to euro 552,000 • Confirmation of guidance for fiscal year 2006 Eindhoven, May 03, 2006 - Catalis N.V. has generated revenues of euro 2.2 million in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2006 (Q1 2005: euro 1.5 million). This represents an increase of 42% compared to last year. Operating profits increased by more than 53% to euro 552,000 (last year: euro 360,000). Our US operations showed robust performance and contributed significantly to the growth of the group. However, also the European operations showed very positive developments. Particularly impressive was the area of e-Learning testing, where revenues almost doubled on an organic basis. At the same time our games testing operation managed to get continued business from several different clients throughout the entire quarter for the first time after its set up last year. We expect significant growth coming from that area in the future. Our home entertainment business continued to deliver outstanding performance on a high level. The management of Catalis N.V. confirms revenue and profit guidance for fiscal year 2006. end of announcement euro adhoc 03.05.2006 05:48:18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Aeco N.V. Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.de 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 Börse Berlin-Bremen / 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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