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ots Ad hoc-Service: bmp AG bmp AG: Board approval given for strategic alliance between top management consultancy Roland Berger and bmp AG

The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ----------------------------------------------------- Berlin (ots Ad hoc-Service) - - bmp AG's Board of Directors and partners of Roland Berger, leading European top management consultancy, today unanimously approved a cooperation agreement on the announced strategic alliance between both companies. - The Roland Berger Group will take a 10% stake in bmp AG in the form of 5.45 mill shares at a fixed price of EUR 5.54/share as a capital increase from authorised capital. The price is equivalent to EUR 22.17/share prior to the 1:3 split scheduled for 12 July 2000. This will give bmp AG a capital influx of EUR 30 million. - The cooperation will lead to notable growth impulses in bmp AG's turnover and revenue in 2001. - Professor Roland Berger to be elected Chairman of bmp AG's Supervisory Board. The committees of bmp AG and the partners of the Roland Berger Group have approved the alliance between the two companies. bmp AG will gain a strategic parter who will contribute to further acceleration of company development. Both companies will primarily cooperate towards international expansion, knowledge management, and within the Consulting for Equity project (consultation in return for company shares). This will give bmp access to investment possibilities previously reserved for the venture capital market. The first projects will be carried out in Germany, France and Austria, so that bmp can expect notable growth impulses within the current fiscal year. Since the announcement of the intention to cooperate, reputable international partners have declared an interest in a strategic cooperation with bmp AG. bmp and Roland Berger have therefore agreed that, for the time being, the Roland Berger Group should go through with the originally planned first capital increase of 10%. The additional 20% bmp AG company stake foreseen for Roland Berger is now to be reserved for one or two of these strategic partners. bmp and Roland Berger are convinced that the potentials of the strategic alliance will therefore be promoted more in the interests of all shareholders. Professor Roland Berger will be nominated as member of the bmp AG Supervisory Board, with a view to later Chairmanship The formal appointment will follow within July 2000. Top management consulting agency Roland Berger has acquired the 5.45 million new shares as a cash capital increase from authorised capital, excluding the existing shareholders' pre-emptive rights. The exclusion of the pre-emptive rights is justified via @ 5, 3b) of bmp AG's corporate law, by distributing shares to strategic partners. bmp AG's capital stock will thus increase from EUR 48.800.000 to EUR 54.250.000. These are new shares following the 1:3 split registered on 28 June 2000. The stock market changeover is scheduled for 12 July 2000. Details of the transaction and cooperation within the strategic alliance will be announced at today's Roland Berger Group annual press conference, and at a bmp press conference in Berlin on 18 July 2000. In July and August, a bmp Board of Directors roadshow visiting institutional investors in Germany, Great Britain and the USA is planned to be held together with Mr. Roland Berger. Contact partner: Alexander Faust Investor Relations Manager Charlottenstr. 16 D - 10117 Berlin Phone: +49-30-20 30 50 Fax: +49-30-20 30 55 55 mailto:afaust@bmp.com http://www.bmp.com German Stock Id: 523 540 Outstanding shares: 12.2 million individual shares Indices: SDAX/SMAX/CDAX Ende ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: http://recherche.newsaktuell.de Original-Content von: bmp media investors AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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