ots Ad hoc-Service: U.C.A. AG High level performance at the end of the third quarter 2000:

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    High level performance at the end of the third quarter 2000: total earnings after tax for 1999 increased 600% to Euro 16.8 million. Earnings per share as per DVFA/SG calculation up 536% to Euro 2.19.

    At Euro 43.2 million, U.C.A's revenues reached an record - high at September 30, 2000, representing an increase of 326% compared with the whole of 1999. This growth has been achieved on the back of balanced asset management in the form of smooth exits from listed investments performed in conjunction with specialists from leading financial institutions in Germany, Britain, and France against the backdrop of twitchy markets. The U.C.A. quality network involving banks and investment funds has proven all the more effective in the currently volatile market conditions.

    At Euro 16.8 million, earnings after tax exceeded the total earnings in 1999 of Euro 2.4 million by 600%. The total of Euro 16.9 million forecast for earnings in 2000 as a whole has almost been reached after just nine months. U.C.A.'s return on sales after taxes amounted to 39% at September 30, 2000. The profitability of the U.C.A. business model is made even more apparent by the EBIT margin of 82%. U.C.A.'s earnings per share rise to Euro 2.19, and earnings per employee reach Euro 1.1 million. "Our competitors will have to measure up to these quality figures relating to profitability and efficiency in the future," says Dr. Joachim Kaske, Managing Director of U.C.A. "We are generating comparable results with 25% of the workforce and 20% of the costs."


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