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    Sassenberg (ots Ad hoc-Service) - technotrans exceeds revenue and earnings targets for 2000 Revenue and earnings surpass target at EUR 105 million and EUR 5.4 million respectively / earnings per share up to EUR 2.64 from EUR 2.08 / dividend for 2000 to rise to EUR 1.25

    technotrans, a leading systems supplier of equipment for the manufacture of print and optical storage media, has once again exceeded expectations. Revenue for the 2000 financial year totalled EUR 104.9 million (+ 43 percent), with earnings according to International Accounting Standards reaching EUR 5.4 million (+ 27.3 percent). Earnings per share rose to EUR 2.64, as against EUR 2.08 in the previous year. The dividend is to be raised for the third year in succession, to EUR 1.25 per share (previous year: EUR 1.15). Revenue for the Print segment rose to EUR 76.65 million. This represents an increase of 31.7 percent, well in excess of the original target rise of 10 percent. CD/DVD segment boosts revenue by 162 and earnings by 342 percent. The current target figures for the 2001 financial year envisage revenue of EUR 135 million, representing a 29 percent increase on 2000. Earnings according to International Accounting Standards are expected to rise at a faster rate and are expected to reach EUR 8 to 8.5 million, an increase of some 55 percent. To strengthen the employees' involvement even further and bring the management's interests even more closely in line with the expectations of the capital market, this year's Shareholders' Meeting will be asked to vote on a stock option scheme.

    Further information is available on the internet: www.technotrans.de

    end of Ad hoc-announcement, (c) DGAP 01.03.2001

    Issuer's information/explanation remarks concerning this ad hoc announcement:

Key data acc. to IAS
in EUR '000
                                         1998                 1999                2000      Change
Earnings

Revenue                            63,208              73,373          104,927      43.0%
Profit for the divisions  8,876                8,560            10,767      25.8%
Net profit for the year    3,312                4,246              5,405      27.3%
as % of revenue                 5.2                  5.8                 5.2

Balance sheet
Issued capital                  5,113                6,000              6,180        3.0%
Equity                              25,810              29,059            36,778      26.6%
Equity ratio %                 74.8                 72.5                49.6
Return on equity %          12.8                 14.6                14.7
Balance sheet total         34,493              40,073            74,195      85.1%

Employees

Average total employees    350                  411                 543         32.1%
Personnel expenditure      14,346              17,147            24,632      43.7%
as % of revenue %            22.7                 23.4                23.5
Revenue per employee        181                    179                 193          8.0%
  

    WKN: 744900; Index: Listed: Neuer Markt in Frankfurt; Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München und Stuttgart

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