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ots Ad hoc-Service: Kontron embedded computer Kontron: order boom and high turnover and profit growth in third quarter

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    Kontron Embedded Computers AG, one of the world's leading suppliers of miniaturised computers, has continued its positive development of the first half of 2000 into the third quarter of the year, with an increase in turnover and profits as well as an extraordinarily high intake of orders. 3rd quarter turnover in the financial year 2000 increased to 28.4 million Euro (21.3 million Euro in the second quarter). Accumulated for the first nine months of 2000, turnover of the Kontron Group has more than doubled, with 69.8 million Euro as compared to the same period of the previous year (34.1 million Euro).

    The trading result - not including the costs of stock flotation - is 10.1 million Euro as of September 30th, as compared to 5.5 million Euro in the parallel period of the previous year. In a 9-month comparison, the annual surplus is 7.4 million Euro (3.9 million Euro in the previous year), which is equivalent to10.6 per cent of turnover. In terms of profit per share, 0.62 Euro was achieved in the first 9 months of the current financial year (0.32 Euro in the previous year). The equity ratio has increased significantly in the 9-month comparison to 64 per cent (25 per cent in the previous year).

    The development of the order situation is described by the board as "especially pleasing". Accumulated for the first 9 months, this has tripled to 91.9 million Euro as compared to the previous year (30.6 million Euro). On September 30th, Kontron had a workforce of 673 - 296 more than at the end of September 1999.

    For further information: Investor Relation Sigrid Seidl Kontron Embedded Computers AG Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1, 85386 Eching Tel: 08165/77643, Fax 08165/77219 Email:sigrid.seidl@kontron.com

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