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Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements / Sunways: Record sales and results in the first half-year (E)

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------- · Half-year sales rise by about 79 percent · Positive EBIT Constance, 2 August 2004 - Sunways AG (ISIN DE0007332207) continues its successful development in the first half-year 2004 and has outperformed its own forecasts. From 1 January to 30 June 2004, Group sales rose by 79 percent to 26.8 million Euro (prior year: 15.0 million Euro). Positive Group EBIT, which rose from -1.9 million Euro in the prior year to 1.0 million Euro, were generated for the first time. The per share result increased to 0.06 Euro (prior year: -0.14 Euro). In the second quarter, Sunways was able to increase its sales by 70 percent to 16.3 million Euro (prior year: 9.6 million Euro) as well as to improve profitability. The EBIT margin in the second quarter was 7.4 percent. At 1.2 million Euro (prior year: -0.7 million Euro), earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were positive. The reasons for this satisfactory business development were the increased propensity to invest in solar energy as well as the high demand for innovative products, such as, e.g., the new generation of Sunways Solar Inverters launched in 2003. The quarterly report II/2004 is available from 2 August 2004 on the Sunways homepage at / Investor Relations/ Financial Reports. end of announcement euro adhoc 02.08.2004 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Further inquiry note: Astrid Forst Tel.: +49 (0)7531 99677 480 E-Mail: Branche: Alternative energy ISIN: DE0007332207 WKN: 733220 Index: CDAX, Prime All Share, Prime Standard, Technologie All Share Börsen: Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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