antwerpes AG

euro adhoc: antwerpes AG
antwerpes ag plans a change of name to DocCheck AG

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Cologne, 15 March 2005 - The Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board of antwerpes ag, Cologne, (ISIN DE000547100//Symbol 547100) have today decided to propose to the Ordinary General Meeting on 15 June 2005 that the name of antwerpes ag be changed to DocCheck AG. The Division DocCheck has increased its share in the Group turnover within the antwerpes Group from 16 per cent or 1.6 million euro in 2000 to 43 per cent or 4.5 million euro in 2004. The Board of Directors expects therefore that the growth impulses for the total Group will come from the DocCheck division over the next few years. Through this change of name, the popularity and the value of the trademark DocCheck will be heightened and the attention of the capital market will be directed towards the healthcare focus and portal activities of the Group. DocCheck is an adopted trademark and is internationally protected. For this reason, the costs of the name change are not expected to exceed 100,000 euro.

Explanatory data: Within the antwerpes Group, the DocCheck division represents the activities of the Group companies DocCheck Medical Services GmbH, DocCheck Medizinbedarf & Logistik GmbH, medicalpicture GmbH, editworks Gesellschaft für digitale Medien mbH and GmbH. The centrepiece of DocCheck is the largest and fastest growing B2B portal for medical specialist circles in Europe under where over 300,000 members of the medical professions are registered and gain access to over 1,100 medical websites. 19 out of the 20 top pharmaceutical companies in Germany use DocCheck. e-marketing, e-detailing, e-commerce and online market research in the healthcare market are at the heart of the DocCheck business model.

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 15.03.2005 16:22:19

Further inquiry note: Tanja Mumme Tel.: +49 (0)221 92053 139 E-Mail:

Branche: Advertising
ISIN:      DE0005471007
WKN:        547100
Index:    Prime Standard
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade

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