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ots Ad hoc-Service: bmp AG Growth Forecast Increased for 2000 and 2001

The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ----------------------------------------------------- Berlin (ots Ad hoc-Service) - The Executive Board of SDAX-listed bmp AG today announced an updated business plan for 2000 and set out the main financial effects to be anticipated from the alliance with Roland Berger Group and from the lowering of German corporation tax for 2001: . Year 2000 post-tax earnings forecast of EUR 0.15 per share (EUR 7.6 million) confirmed despite equity increase - a gain of more than 440% on 1999. . Group post-tax income to rise more than 200% from EUR 7.6 million in 2000 to EUR 23.1 million in 2001. . Post-tax earnings per share to rise 180% from EUR 0.15 in 2000 to EUR 0.42 in 2001. . Sales forecast raised by 56% from EUR 28.7 million to EUR 45 million for the 2000 financial year and by 32% from EUR 56.4 million to EUR 75 million for the 2001 financial year. bmp AG has raised its sales forecast for the 2000 financial year by 56% from EUR 28.7 million to EUR 45 million. Despite a planned 10% equity increase connected with the strategic alliance with Roland Berger Group, the Executive Board has retained its earnings forecast of EUR 0.15 per share for the 2000 financial year. Shareholders will thus not see any dilution of earnings in 2000 as a result of the cooperation with Roland Berger. Beginning in 2001, the alliance with Roland Berger Group will have a lasting positive impact on bmp AG's already strong growth figures. Accordingly, bmp has raised its growth forecast for 2001 by 33% from EUR 56.4 million to EUR 75 million. Group profits are budgeted to rise despite the 10% dilution of the capital stock, bringing post-tax earnings per share up to EUR 0.42, an increase of 46% over the previous business plan for the 2001 financial year. The tax reforms enacted last Friday will lend a sustained boost to the development of the entire venture capital industry in Germany. bmp AG will be a major beneficiary of the reforms, under which the tax on sales of equity holdings will be abolished in 2002. DVFA earnings - the originally post-tax earnings figure stated to the German DVFA accounting standards - will rise significantly solely as a result of the positive tax effect from 2002. Contact: Alexander Faust Investor Relations Manager Charlottenstrasse 16 10117 Berlin Germany Phone: +49-30-20 30 50 Fax: +49-30-20 30 55 55 E-mail: afaust@bmp.com http://www.bmp.com Stock ID: 523 540 Outstanding shares: 48.8 million NPV shares Indices: SDAX/SMAX/CDAX End ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: http://recherche.newsaktuell.de Original-Content von: bmp media investors AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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