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Subtitle: Aérolis / Les Cars Air France orders innovative e-Ticketing system

Hannover/Paris, 11/09/2012. (euro adhoc) - Hoeft & Wessel AG has received its
first order placed in France. The bus company Les Cars Air France operated by
Aérolis, a joint subsidiary of Keolis and Air France, ordered an innovative
e-Ticketing system for its buses in service between the airports of Paris
Charles-de-Gaulles and/or Paris Orly and the inner city of Paris.

The order placed by Les Cars Air France comprises 55 on-board ticket vending
terminals with ticket printers of the successful almex.optima series from Hoeft
& Wessel. In addition, the order volume includes the application software and
integration into the back-office system. Rollout and installation will be
carried out in two phases; initial delivery is scheduled for the end of 2012.
The final commissioning is planned for autumn of 2013.

This order will enable Les Cars Air France to have a modern and efficient
ticketing system that will facilitate various forms of payment ranging from
cash all the way through to credit cards. The system is based on the use of
barcodes as well as a cloud architecture for the recording of fare tickets. For
instance, the on-board terminals can accept both printed e-Tickets from
passengers as well as tickets issued by commercial customers such as airlines
and travel agencies or sales outlets of Les Cars Air France like hotels,
tourism partners and tourism information providers. In future, it will also be
possible to scan the tickets using a smart phone or tablet PC held up in front
of the reader.

"What convinced us beyond the quality of the terminals was the modular
structure of the Almex system and the ability of Hoeft & Wessel to adapt to our
specific requirements," explains Fabrice Franck, Managing Director at Aérolis.

"This contract award represents the confirmation that we can perfectly adjust
our ticketing systems to the requirements of the French transport market. In
addition to bus systems, in France we also provide stationary terminals and
special mobile ticketing terminals. I perceive a great deal of potential for
our systems in France," says Michael Hoeft, CEO and founder of Hoeft & Wessel
AG, who is delighted with this development.

>> Contact Hoeft & Wessel in France
Alfred Ndongmeza
Directeur Général France
Phone: +33 (0) 621 896 940

>> Hoeft & Wessel at InnoTrans: hall 2.1, booth 233

>> Press folder with photo: http://www.presseportal.de/pm/12945/hoeft_wessel_ag/

About Keolis
The Keolis Group develops individually tailored mobile solutions adjusted to
take account of any local issues encountered. The Keolis Group is the public
commuter transport leader in France and a major player in the public transport
sector in Europe and across the globe. Represented in 13 countries, the Group
generates EUR 4.4 billion in sales revenues and has a workforce of 50,150

About Les Cars Air France
Les Cars Air France, a common brand of Keolis and Air France, provides direct
commuter transport between the airports of Roissy Charles de Gaulle and/or Orly
and the inner city of Paris. The buses are accessible to everyone and are in
service 7 days a week between 5:00 a.m. and 11:40 p.m., depending on the line.
4 regular lines travel to 5 stops in the centre of Paris (Etoile/Champs-
Elysées, Porte Maillot, Invalides, Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse). The buses
leave every 15 minutes from Roissy and every 20 minutes from Orly to Paris. Les
Cars Air France transports an average of 2.5 million persons each year with a
fleet of 50 comfortable coaches. Further information available at

About Hoeft & Wessel
The Hoeft & Wessel Group is the leading IT and engineering technology Group for
ticketing, parking and mobile solutions in Germany and Great Britain.
Established in 1978 by the two entrepreneurs who gave the company its name,
the enterprise has developed into a group of companies with sales revenues of
approx. EUR 80 million and a workforce of more than 400 employees. Its main
locations are Hannover, Germany, and Swindon, UK, to the west of London.

Pictures with Announcement:

Further inquiry note:
Arnd Fritzemeier
Tel.: +49-511-6102-300
E-Mail: PR@hoeft-wessel.com

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