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euro adhoc: Catalis N.V.
Financing, Stock Offerings
Catalis N.V.: Catalis raises euro 0,5 million (E)

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Eindhoven, May 27, 2004 - Catalis N.V. has issued a bond of euro 0.5 million with attached warrants. The attached warrants give investors the option to purchase shares in Catalis N.V. at an exercise price of euro 0.60 per share (which represents a premium of ~16% over the average closing price of Catalis N.V. shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange over the last 10 trading days). With exercise of the option Catalis N.V. will receive an additional euro 3.0 million in equity. The bond was subscribed for by the management of Catalis N.V. and was issued without pre-emptive rights. The bond and the warrants are set to run until 31 May 2014. The annual interest rate is 1 percent above the average EURIBOR interest rate in any year during the duration of the bond.

The transaction stresses the confidence of the management team in the long-term development potential of the company. The proceeds from the issue will mainly be used for potential acquisitions and to continue to grow the US business, where Catalis aims to further improve its already strong position.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 27.05.2004
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Further inquiry note: Catalis N.V. Sarah McTweed Pinewood Studios Iver, Buckinghamshire Slo oNH United Kingdom Tel: +44 1753 78 33 30 Fax: +44 1753 78 33 32

Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:      NL0000233625
WKN:        927093
Index:    
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade



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