LPKF Laser & Electronics AG

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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet / LPKF: Weak first quarter but high level of orders received

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14.05.2008

AD HOC ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15 WPHG

LPKF: Weak first quarter but high level of orders received

Financial ratios to 31 March 2008:

|                                |2008 (3          |2007 (3 months)|Change         |
|                                |months)          |                        |                  |
|                                |                      |                        |                  |
|Turnover TEUR          |8,462              |7,965                |+6.2%          |
|Profit TEUR              |-371                |512                  |                  |
|Net margin                |-4.4%              |6.4%                 |                  |
|EBIT TEUR                 |-317                |711                  |                  |
|EBIT margin              |-3.7%              |8.9%                 |                  |
|EPS EUR                    |-0.03              |0.05                 |                  |
|Cash and cash          |                      |                        |                  |
|equivalents              |1,926              |3,994                |-51.8%         |
|Capital ratio          |68.7%              |71.8%                |                  |
|Orders in hand of    |                      |                        |                  |
|Group 31.03. TEUR    |12,684            |5,467                |+132.0%        |
|Orders received by  |                      |                        |                  |
|Group 31.03. TEUR    |11,830            |7,984                |+48.2%         |

Group performance

The LPKF Group increased its turnover by 6.2 % in the first  quarter 2008,  and was therefore well short of the target. EBIT registered  a loss  of  TEUR  317. However, the orders in hand in the first three   months  rose  by  TEUR  5,062 to TEUR 12,684.

The high level of orders received was mainly attributable to  long   term  orders in the Solar segment, and orders in the Rapid Prototyping  and  Plastic  Welding segments. The Stencil segment was able  to  considerably  boost  its  level  of orders received in the first quarter with the launch of two new machine  models: the associated sales will  largely  be  realised  in  the  second   quarter.  The performance of the PCB Processing and MID segments was lower than expected.

Outlook

The Board of Managing Directors considers the weak turnover performance in the first quarter to be a temporary anomaly, and rates the excellent level of orders in hand as a clear sign for a stronger second quarter and a positive Group performance in the first half of the 2008 financial year.

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG shares are quoted  on  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:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / free trade
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              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
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