Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsges. AG

DEWB brings the placement of its convertible bond to a successful conclusion

·Issue volume of 20 million euros ·Investors impressed with DEWB’s strategy

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Jena (euro adhoc) - Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG (DEWB) has placed its convertible bond with a total nominal value of 20 million euros with DEWB shareholders as well as with German and international institutional investors. The issue was clearly over-subscribed. Interest at 6.0 percent per annum will be paid on the convertible bonds which have a nominal value of 1,000 euros each and a maturity of 5 years. The holders will be entitled to convert the bond into DEWB shares at a conversion price which is currently 3.20 euros. The transaction was assisted by quirin bank AG, Berlin and Close Brothers Seydler AG, Frankfurt.

"The successful placement in what is currently a tight market situation demonstrates to us that our existing shareholders and investors are impressed with DEWB¬īs strategic realignment. The response to our international roadshow was extremely positive. This enabled us to attract numerous new investors providing long-term support for DEWB", says Mirko W√§ckerle, Member of the DEWB Management Board.

The company will use the additional funds raised to significantly expand its investment activity and to further strengthen its presence in the VC market in the future through new investments. "We have clearly set out our goal for the years ahead: with assets under management in excess of 100 million euros our aim is to become a leading independent provider of investment capital for companies operating in the area of photonics and sensor systems in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We have now reached an important milestone with the placement of the bond. Our intention is to generate future growth through increasing the value of our portfolio. For example, great potential is offered by our investment in KSW Microtec AG. The Dresden-based company has succeeded in establishing itself in the market as one of the most efficient and simultaneously most flexible manufacturers of RFID components", continues Wäckerle.

The delivery of the bonds is planned for Thursday October 4, 2007. The proposed start date for trading in the Open Market of the Frankfurt Securities Exchange under the international securities ID number ISIN DE000A0S83U6 is October 8, 2007.

About DEWB Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG (DEWB AG, Prime Standard, Securities No.: 804100 / ISIN: DE0008041005) is an investment company that specialises in young and established medium-sized companies. The focus of our investments is on strong growth companies from the areas of photonics and sensor systems for which we provide support through shareholders¬ī equity, expertise in corporate development and our sector network. Our regional focus lies in the German speaking countries (D, A, CH). Since 1997 we have invested more than 300 million Euros in 53 companies and realized more than 400 million Euros through 33 exits, eight of which were in the form of IPOs. The company is located in Jena, one of the most successful technology and science regions in Germany, with a long tradition in the field of optical technologies and one of the most important European centres for photonics.

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