MEDIA! AG für innovative Medientechnologie

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MEDIA! AG: positive trend continues in first quarter 2002/2003 (E)

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------- MEDIA! AG: positive trend continues in first quarter 2002/2003 Munich, November 20, 2002. The positive trend at MEDIA! AG for innovative media technology (SIN 663 330) continued through the first quarter of the 2002/2003 financial year (July 1 to September 30, 2002). In the first quarter of the current financial year MEDIA! AG improved its EBITDA by EUR 3.4 million, from EUR -3.0 million to EUR 0.4 million, compared to the last quarter of 2001/2002. Over the same period EBIT improved by EUR 4.2 million, from EUR -5.5 million to EUR -1.3 million. In the same period the net loss dropped by EUR 5.9 million, from EUR -7.5 million to EUR -1.6 million. This was achieved by focusing on the profitable core business, by lowering personnel expenditure (by EUR 0.9 million from EUR 2.6 million in the fourth quarter to EUR 1.7 million) and by reducing other operating expenses (by EUR 1.4 million in the fourth quarter from EUR 2.7 million to EUR 1.3 million). This strategy will be rigorously pursued in the second quarter 2002/2003 and will thus most probably lead to a further improvement of results. Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, sales in the first quarter 2002/2003 declined by EUR 5.5 million, from EUR 10.4 million to EUR 4.9 million, almost retaining the level of sales in the fourth quarter (EUR 5.1 million). The wholly owned subsidiaries AVT MEDIA! GmbH and Protec MEDIA! GmbH which have meanwhile been integrated in MEDIA! AG and which will be consolidated from the second quarter 2002/2003, posted total sales of EUR 3.6 million for the first quarter 2002/2003 and a net income of EUR 0.1 million. As the structure of MEDIA! AG changed fundamentally over the past financial year, our figures relate to the fourth quarter 2001/2002 to create a more useful basis for comparison. The full quarterly report 2002/2003 will have been completed and published by November 28, 2002, at the latest (available at http://www.media-ag.com/downloads/pfd/Quartalsbericht_2002_2003.pdf) Contact: MEDIA! AG, Thomas Diepenbruck, CFO, Phone +49 (089) 620 111-217, Fax: +49 (089) 620 111 513, Simone Saft, Investor Relations, Phone +49 (089) 620 111-155, Fax: +49 (089) 620 111-153 end of announcement euro adhoc 21.11.2002 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Further inquiry note: Simone Saft Tel.: +49(0)89620111155 E-Mail: invest@media-ag.com Branche: Media ISIN: DE0006633308 WKN: 663330 Index: Nemax All Share Börsen: Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / Neuer Markt

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