DCI Database for Commerce and Industry AG

ots Ad hoc-Service: DCI AG DCI AG reports strong growth in revenue and membership for the first six months of 2000

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    STARNBERG (ots Ad hoc-Service) -      

    . Revenue jumps 121 percent on last year's figure     . Membership figures rose by a staggering 219 percent     . Integration of British www.ace-quote.com platform gains momentum

    Quoted on the Frankfurt "Neuer Market" stock exchange since March of this year, DCI Database for Commerce and Industry AG presented its six months' statement today. DCI is a recognised pioneer in the fast-growing b2b sector, already operating Germany's largest online marketplace for IT and telecom products. Revenue for the first six months amounted to 4.062 million euro. Membership figures jumped by 219 percent to 15,010 for the same period. According to the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, operating income amounted to minus 7.396 million euro. Net income after tax was posted at 3.9 million euro. "We are extremely satisfied with performance for the first six months of 2000," comments CFO Klaus Zuber. "We have invested heavily in many of our strategic initiatives. Once they are up and running, we expect revenue to rise sharply in the second half of 2000."

    CEO of DCI, Michael Mohr, sees the acquisition of DCI's British competitor, ace-quote.com Ltd, as a strategic move for DCI. "By integrating the UK's leading Internet portal, we have carved out excellent opportunities for expansion - especially as English remains the predominant language of the Internet. The acquisition has given significant impetus to our internationalisation drive." With the acquisition of ace-quote, DCI has also gained 43 highly qualified employees. This places the total number of employees at 197.

    DCI's innovative trade portal, the DCI WebTradeCenter (www.webtradecenter.de), already handles trade to the tune of some 35 million euro each month. Additional, ground- breaking features and services will serve to consolidate the popularity of the DCI WebTradeCenter in the near future.

    For more information on DCI: DCI Database for Commerce and Industry AG Public and Investor Relations Eva Weber Enzianstr. 6 82319 Starnberg Germany

    Telephone +49 / 81 51/2 65-3 63 Fax +49 / 81 51/2 65-5 01 E-mail: presse@dci.de; investorrelations@dci.de Internet: www.dci.de or www.webtradecenter.de

    You can download our six months' statement at www.dci.de

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