LPKF Laser & Electronics AG

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6-month report

10.08.2007

Ad-hoc announcement by LPKF Laser & Electronics AG

Ad-hoc announcement pursuant to § 15 WPHG

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG has full order books

The Group generated the following results in the first six months of the financial year 2007:

@@start.t2@@|                            |2007 (6 months) |2006 (6 months)  |Change         |
|                            |                         |                          |                  |
|Turnover TEUR        |18,128                |18,279                 |-0.8%          |
|Profit TEUR          |1,793                 |1,554                  |+15.4%         |
|Net margin            |9.9%                  |8.5%                    |                  |
|EBIT TEUR              |2,807                 |3,112                  |-9.8%          |
|EBIT margin          |15.5%                 |17.0%                  |                  |
|EPS EUR                 |0.17                  |0,14                    |+21.4%         |
|Cash and cash        |                         |                          |                  |
|equivalents TEUR  |2,674                 |4,791                  |-44.2%         |
|Capital ratio        |72.0%                 |67.0%                  |                  |
|Orders in hand AG |                         |                          |                  |
|30.6 TEUR              |8,523                 |6,325                  |+34.8%         |
|Orders received AG|                         |                          |                  |
|30.6 TEUR              |21,668                |17,271                 |+25.4%         |

Notes on the quarterly results: Turnover and EBIT in the first six months of financial year 2007 are slightly down on expectations. The management regards delays in system deliveries as being responsible, in particular to China. This situation is joined by the slow development of cutting lasers in the first half year.

At the same time, orders received and orders in hand are at record levels. The sales successes in the 3D-MID, Rapid PCB Prototyping and Solar segments are extremely satisfactory. The first complete system for solar cell structuring was installed in July and, after customer acceptance, received a very positive assessment. This represents a crucial step forward in establishing LPKF Laser & Electronics AG as equipment supplier to the solar cell industry.

Outlook

Taking the deliveries of July and the first half of August into account together with the high level of orders in hand, LPKF expects to see a strong third quarter in 2007 such that the turnover target for the current financial year remains unchanged at Euro 45 million.

The plastic-welding, 3D-MID and solar segments are considered to offer substantial growth potential. Expanding sales of these products in international markets is currently a focal point of management activities in order to underpin the Group's continued dynamic development.

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

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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:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / free trade
              Börse Hamburg / free trade
              Börse Stuttgart / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Börse Hannover / free trade
              Börse München / free trade



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