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HTP High Tech Plastics AG announcing joint venture with Krüth (E)

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Surface technology competence extended Neudörfl, Austria, August 5, 2002: HTP High Tech Plastics AG is teaming up with German company Krüth GmbH to form a joint venture for molding and etching technology. The two companies each hold 50% of SET Form-Ätz-Technik GmbH, which is domiciled at HTP’s site in Fohnsdorf. The new company will primarily serve the European automotive and electronics industry. The combination of Krüth’s surface-etching expertise and HTP’s tooling skills will make it possible to accommodate sophisticated surface designs for the final product during the tool-development stage. Already supplied for many years on a joint basis, customers such as Audi, Philips, Flextronics, Magna, Seeber and others will receive even more flexible and comprehensive services via the new joint venture in the future. The company’s target is for sales of roughly EUR 1 million this year, with high growth expected over the next few years on the strength of its planned expansion into Eastern Europe. The establishment of this joint venture marks a further step in HTP High Tech Plastics AG’s plans to extend its value chain, one of the key goals of its corporate strategy. end of announcement euro adhoc 06.08.2002 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Further inquiry note: HTP High Tech Plastics AG Mag. Isolde Kühhas Tel.: 0664/3262647 Fax: 02253/20167 mailto:ikuehhas@htp.at Branche: Synthetics & Plastics ISIN: AT0000764600 WKN: 928963 Index: SMAX Börsen: Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing

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