LPKF Laser & Electronics AG

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LPKF: Further increase in consolidated turnover and profit

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                 LPKF: Further increase in consolidated turnover and profit

The Group generated the following performance in the first six months:

|                              |2006 (6 months)|2005 (6 months)|Change        |
|                              |                        |                        |                 |
|Turnover TEUR         |18,279              |15,787              |+15.8%        |
|Profit TEUR            |1,554                |1,435                |+8.3%         |
|Net margin              |8.5%                 |9.1%                 |                 |
|EBIT TEUR                |3,112                |2,762                |+12.7%        |
|EBIT margin            |17.0%                |17.5%                |                 |
|EPS EUR                  |0.14                 |0.13                 |+7.7%         |
|Cash and cash         |                        |                        |                 |
|equivalents            |4,791                |6,987                |-31.4%        |
|bestand TEUR          |                        |                        |                 |
|Capital ratio         |67.0%                |69.4%                |                 |
|Orders in hand of  |                        |                        |                 |
|group 30.6. TEUR    |6,325                |5,630                |+12.3%        |
|Orders received by |                        |                        |                 |
|group 30.6. TEUR    |17,271              |17,018              |+1.5%         |

Notes on the quarterly results: In the first six months of the 2006 financial year, LPKF Laser & Electronics  AG boosted turnover by 15.8% to E 18.3 million. The operative profit grew by  12.7% to E 3.1 million.

The Laser Systems segment reported a  rise  in  turnover  of  29.7% to  E  11.2 million. Significant growth was posted by the Laser Plastic-Welding segment  and the 3D MID segment. Laser Plastic-Welding broke into  the  international  market and pushed turnover up 90% to E 1.7 million.  A  significant  step  forward  has been made with systems  for  the  production  of  3D  electronic carriers.  The systems are now being used by clients for the mass production  of  mobile  phone antennae. Turnover rose to E 1.8 million.

The slight decline in turnover in the StencilLaser segment is attributed by  the Group to the preannounced change in models scheduled for this autumn. Turnover  dropped  in  the  Inspection Systems  segment.  Bad  debt  allowances totalling TE 121 were reported in the accounts. The  turnover  in  PCB  Processing  Systems was  boosted  by  41%.  Rapid    PCB Prototyping also reported good business with a rise in turnover of 11.6%.

Outlook 2006

The level of orders received is slightly up year-on-year.  The decline  in  the StencilLasers segment and  Inspection  Systems  is compensated  by  the  strong demand for Laser Plastic-Welding systems and 3D MID systems. The  Group  expects the growth of the StencilLaser segment to be boosted by  the  launch  of  a  new system generation in the ongoing quarter for which numerous orders have already been received.

The management expects to achieve its overall annual target, and sticks  to  its published medium term forecasts for turnover. Turnover in the ongoing  financial year is forecast to reach E 41 million, and grow to E 50 million by the  end  of 2007.

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG shares are quoted  in  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

Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:      DE0006450000
WKN:        645000
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing/prime
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
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              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade

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