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Shares of arxes NCC AG now in Prime Standard (E)

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Ad-hoc Announcement

Cologne, September 29, 2004

Shares of arxes NCC AG now in Prime Standard

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange has approved arxes NCC AG’s application to move from "General Standard" up to the quality segment "Prime Standard". The move is effective as from September 29, 2004.

Prime Standard requires to fulfil comprehensive international transpar-ency standards

The Prime Standard addresses companies which focus on international investors. According to the decision of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to approve arxes NCC AG to participate in the Prime Standard the company is required to fulfil international transparency standards, which are considerably higher than those that apply in Gen-eral Standard. The new standards include:

quarterly reports published in German and English

application of international accounting standards(IFRS/IAS or US-GAAP)

publication of a financial calendar

staging of at least one analyst conference per year

ad hoc disclosure also in English

follow-up obligations of admission to the general standard

This segment shift symbolises arxes NCC AG’s decisive focus on the needs of capi-tal market participants. Providing transparent, competent, timely and trustworthy communications for the arxes NCC AG’s shareholders plays a key role in arxes’ in-vestor relations policy.

For more information and a copy of the annual report, please contact arxes Investor Relations, +49 221/964 86-0, ir@arxes.de, www.arxes.de

arxes Network Communication Consulting AG

arxes NCC provides IT services comprising IT consultancy, planning, realization and operating client/server-systems and networks. arxes’ core competences range from migration, security, storage and VPN to a multitude of outsourcing services. Based on IT infrastructure analysis, arxes aims to help customers cut down operating expenses for peripheral client/server applications and IT networks by standardization and  consolidation. The Group’s IT service is characterized by a high degree of system automation, and it operates on the basis of process-oriented IT service management in accordance with ITIL (IT  Infrastructure Library). arxes NCC Holding AG reports sales of approximatley EUR 50 million in fiscal 2003/04 (June 30). The holding currently employs 530 people. arxes group, comprising arxes NCC AG, one affiliated company and three minority participations, employs approximately 700 people and reports turnover of approximately EUR 67 million in fiscal 2003/04 (June 30).

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Further inquiry note: Jürgen Peter Tel.: +49(0)211-96486-0 E-Mail: ir@arxes.de

Branche: Online
ISIN:      DE0005098008
WKN:        509800
Index:    General Standard
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade



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