LPKF Laser & Electronics AG

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LPKF: Record first quarter turnover

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12.05.2006

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to
                                                    Section 15 WPHG

                                    LPKF: Record first quarter turnover

@@start.t2@@The Group generated the following results in  the  first  three  months  of  the
financial year:
|                            |2006 (3 months) |2005 (3 months)|Change    |
|Turnover TEUR        |8,141                 |6,958                |+17.0%    |
|Profit TEUR          |700                    |940                  |-25.5% * |
|Net margin            |8.6%                  |13.5%                |              |
|EBIT TEUR              |1,507                 |1,633                |-7.7% *  |
|EBIT margin          |18.5%                 |23.5%                |              |
|EPS EUR                 |0.06                  |0.09                 |-33.3% * |
|Cash and cash        |                         |                        |              |
|equivalents TEUR  |7,019                 |6,522                |+7.6%      |
|Capital ratio        |67.2%                 |69.7%                |              |
|Orders in hand of |                         |                        |              |
|group 31.3 TEUR    |8,374                 |4,658                |+79.8%    |
|Orders received by|                         |                        |              |
|group 31.3 TER      |8,719                 |7,504                |+16.2%    |
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The LPKF Group boosted turnover in the  first  three  months  by  17% to  8.141 million E to post the best first quarter turnover ever in the company's  30-year history.

The growth is primarily attributable to a strong increase in the laser  segment which rose by 41.1%. In particular, business with 3D-MID laser systems was  very satisfactory and generated a real contribution to earnings for  the  first  time of 1,205 TE.

The successful trend in the Laser Plastic-Welding segment the previous year  has continued, putting it ahead of target with a turnover of 842 TE.  This  division is also showing a clear move away from  production  services  to  the  sale  of systems.

While turnover in the Inspection/Special Systems segment was  down year-on-year in the first three months, there was a clear increase in sales in the Rapid  PCB Prototyping segment. Turnover here grew by 11% to 2,621 TE.

* Profits at 700 TE are down by around 240 TE on the same  period the  previous year. However, direct comparison between the first quarters  in  2006  and  2005 are limited by two factors: the profit in Q1 2005 was  raised  by  extraordinary income from  the  sale  of stencil  laser  production  in  North  America;  and provisions for bonuses were set aside in the first quarter  2006.  Adjusted  for these special effects, profit in Q1 2006 actually rose by 166 TE.

Outlook 2006

Orders in hand and the current  level  of  orders  received  indicate that  the company will continue to develop positively in the ongoing financial  year,  and will  benefit  from  the  trends  in  the global  electronics  market    towards miniaturisation, shorter product cycles and higher productivity.

The positive development in the Laser Plastic-Welding  and  3D-MID segments  is particularly  satisfactory  because  the  high  level of  investment  in  these segments in the past is now generating the expected rewards.

The management expects additional positive impulses to come  during the  course of the financial year from the market launch of new and higher quality  products in coming months. The turnover target in the ongoing  financial  year  is  E  41 million, to rise to E 50 million by the end of 2007.

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG shares are quoted  in  the  Prime Standard  of  the Frankfurt stock exchange (ISIN 0006450000).

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Further inquiry note:
Bettina Schäfer
Tel.: +49 (0)5131 7095 382
b.schaefer@lpkf.de

Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:      DE0006450000
WKN:        645000
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing/prime
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