AvW Invest AG

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AvW Invest AG: Very good 1st half 2004 (E)

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The AvW presents good results for the 1st half 2004. The company prepares its financial statements in accordance with IAS and observes the accounting standards applicable to banks.

In EUR million              1st half 2004      1st half 2003    increase in %
Operating profit                        2.216                  1.303                  70 %
Profit on ordinary
activities before tax              2.024                    0.940                 115 %
Net income over the year         1.334                    0.609                 119 %
Workforce                                    150                        114                  31 %
Earnings per share in EUR         0.44                      0.20                 120 %

Business development Compared to the prior year, the AvW Group increased operating income to a total of EUR 3.092 million (2003: EUR 2.270 million) in all three business segments - financial services, equity investments and real estate. The balance sheet rose to EUR 19.860 million (2003: EUR 18.363 million). At EUR 0.885 million (2003: EUR 0.917 million), operating expenses remained at a stable level. Compared to the prior year the net income over the year for the 1st half 2004 rose by 119%, earnings per share rose by 120%. The strong growth trend in the financial services segment and the investment business segment continued.

Outlook In the investment business sector the company will continue to focus its investments on listed small and mid caps in Austria and Germany. In the financial services segment the company recruits continuously top qualified finance consultancies in Austria and Germany.

AvW’s ordinary shares (AVWI.VI) are listed on the Vienna stock exchange ATX Prime Market, the AvW preference shares (AVWI_p.VI) are listed on the Auction Market.

The 1st half 2004 report is published on our homepage at www.avw.at.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 11.08.2004

Further inquiry note: AvW INVEST AG Mag. Alexandra Anthofer http://www.avw.at

Branche: Financial & Business Services
ISIN:      AT0000930409
WKN:        093040
Index:    Prime.market
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official dealing
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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