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02.07.2009 – 12:59

Teak Holz International AG

TEAK shares listed in VONIX Sustainability Index

Sustainability trend supports THI business model: investments in plantation teak wood are becoming more and more popular

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Linz (euro adhoc) - The shares of TEAK HOLZ INTERNATIONAL AG (ISIN: AT0TEAKHOLZ8) are listed in the VONIX (VBV Austrian Sustainability Index). Over 60 stock companies were audited concerning environmental and social criteria, 22 companies are now index members for the period June 2009 to June 2010.

The VONIX (AT0000496906) is a capitalization-weighted price index that is composed of those Austrian companies, which are leaders as concerns social and environmental achievements.

"The team of THI is delighted that the TEAK shares are listed in the composition for the period 2009/2010. THI recognizes the membership as an acknowledgment for the achievements of the sustainable THI business model made within the past years. But it is also an explicit duty for the future years to improve constantly", so Paul Rettenbacher, Investor Relations, THI.

THI BUSINESS MODEL SUITS PERFECTLY SUSTAINABILITY TREND The term sustainability originally comes from forestry. After oil and natural gas, wood is the world´s third most important raw material. But of these three commodities wood is the only renewable one. The foreseeable ban on exploitation of tropical wood species from primeval forests in the future can make investments in plantations and wood class assets increasingly interesting. Investments in wood plantation, especially teak plantations, are becoming more and more popular.

The THI´s share (ISIN: AT0TEAKHOLZ8) developed very well since the beginning of 2009, the share price moved up considerable approx. plus 70 %. But not only had the price increased. Also the daily average volumes and the average number of daily transactions pushed upwards.

UNITED NATIONS (UNO) INVOKE TO INVEST IN FORESTS AND NATURE The UNEP, United Nations Environment Programme, repeatedly invokes all states to invest much more in forests and soil protection antagonizing global warming. States shall invest in forests to increase the absorption of CO2.

THI: BRIEF DESCRIPTION Teak Holz International AG, an Austrian stock listed company domiciled in Linz, specialises in sustainable teak forestry investments in Costa Rica. The plantations along the Pacific Coast have an area of 1,934 hectares (ha) and contain approx. 2,127,000 teak trees which are cared individually. Expansion of the plantation area to some 4,500 ha is planned by 2014.

Since November 2008 four of the THI-plantations have been certified. 850 ha meet the ten FSC-principles and the associated forestry criteria. In April 2009 the scope of the certificate was extended from forest management to forest management plus "chain-of-custody" (SW-FM/COC-003610). The Austria based THI subsidiary Teak Holz Handels- und Verarbeitungs GmbH (TEAK austria) holds also a certificate (SW-COC-003355) since August 2008.

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Teak Holz International AG
Mr. Paul Rettenbacher
Tel.: +43 (0)70 908 909-91

Branche: Forestry & Timber
Index:    Standard Market Continous
Börsen:  Wien / Regulated free trade