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Ad hoc-announcement edited and sent by DGAP. The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ----------------------------------------------------- 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 End of message ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: http://recherche.newsaktuell.de Original-Content von: technotrans AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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