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ots Ad hoc-Service: bmp AG bmp eBusiness AG announces two new investments

The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ----------------------------------------------------- Berlin (ots Ad hoc-Service) - AD-HOC REPORT pursuant to Section 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) bmp eBusiness AG announces two new investments Development of growing markets for Internet market research and Internet communications application software bmp, an SDAX-indexed venture capital corporation, has acquired six percent of the Internet market research company Modalis Research Technologies, Inc., and 20 percent of Internet software developer and "Big Brother" community operator, Exitec AG. Both companies are technology and innovation leaders in their respective markets. The new holdings will strengthen the performance of bmp AG's e-business portfolio on a long-term basis. Modalis Research Technologies, Inc., San Francisco/Berlin is a world-wide leading service provider for business-to-business Internet market research. Modalis develops Internet-based procedures that are gradually replacing traditional doorstep or telephone customer surveys. The company has already carried through over two million online interviews in a total of 45 countries for big name clients like Dell, Infineon, Cisco, SAP and VW. Modalis has been active in market research for over 10 years. The team comprises more that 100 permanent staff and 300 freelancers in Berlin, Boston, Dallas, Düsseldorf, London, Oslo and San Francisco. The company plans to promote its global expansion with the aid of bmp funding. Exitec AG, Flensburg were involved in the Internet site for the RTL2 series "Big Brother" and have designed a new-style quality Internet accounting system, to name just two recent projects. Exitec AG specialises in the development of Internet software for everyday communication and e-commerce applications. Exitec AG also developed the free software "NECST" that enables companies to create a complex Internet community presence which sticks closely to corporate design, and offers forums, chats, newsletters, visitors' books and messengers. The operators can strengthen customer relations and also increase their own revenue via additional page impressions. A current and celebrated example is RTL2's www.bigbrother-haus.de homepage, which attracted up to six million visits per day. Exitec also expects additional revenue from e-commerce modules, licensing, and participation in banner advertising. According to bmp, the Internet accounting system "cyberbill" shows all the signs of another promising Exitec AG product. It allows page operators to effectively collect small cash amounts - e.g. for downloading shareware, newspaper articles, images or music. Contrary to currently used technologies, the client needs reveal neither credit card details nor personal data. The only basic requirement is Internet access, for instance, through a modem. Payment is settled via the telephone bill. Service providers therefore save themselves the use of complex software as well as expensive cooperation with credit card companies and debt-collecting firms. With the help of bmp venture capital, Exitec AG will continue to develop its products, increase its sales and marketing activities, and expand internationally. Modalis Research Technologies, Inc. and Exitec AG are bmp AG's 70th and 71st investment projects. bmp AG has been involved in venture capital activities in Germany, other European countries and the USA since 1997. Since it was founded, the company has invested approx. Euro 88,9 million in assorted companies. Contact: Alexander Faust Investor Relations Manager Charlottenstr. 16 10117 Berlin Germany Phone: +49-30-20 30 50 Fax: +49-30-20 30 55 55 Email: afaust@bmp.com http://www.bmp.com German Stock ID: 523 540 Outstanding shares: 12.2 mill. individual shares Indices: SDAX/SMAX/CDAX Ende der Mitteilung ----------------------------------------------------- Im Internet recherchierbar: http://recherche.newsaktuell.de Original-Content von: bmp media investors AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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