Hitt og þetta 11. maí 2007

Ad hoc: PVA TePla AG: PVA TePla AG: Strong rise in incoming orders and capacity extension

* Revenue upturn of 8.4% * Incoming orders again up * Result negatively impacted by expanding capacity * EBIT margin of -0.6% * Annual forecast confirmed (Asslar, May 11, 2007) - In the first quarter of 2007, PVA TePla AG, Asslar, generated Group revenue of EUR 15.4 million, up 8.4% year-on-year (EUR 14.2 million). EBIT was -EUR 0.1 million (Q1 2006: +EUR 0.7 million). At EUR 6.4 million, the Vacuum Systems division made the largest contribution to revenue (Q1 2006: EUR 6.6 million), followed by the GB Crystal Growing Systems division with EUR 4.8 million (Q1 2006: EUR 4.9 million) and the Plasma Systems division which posted a pleasing revenues upturn to EUR 4.2 million (Q1 2006: EUR 2.8 million). EBIT moved down against the previous year to EUR -0.1 million (Q1 2006: +EUR 0.7 million). The EBIT margin was thus -0.6%. The Group result at EUR 48 thousand was slightly positive. The weak result was largely impacted by charges resulting from the large extension of capacity currently being implemented with a view to commencing the large orders in the Crystal Growing Systems division. In the Vacuum Systems division, the result was further impacted as a result of additional and consequential costs due to late deliveries. That the incoming order situation remained very pleasing in the first quarter of 2007, moving up by 88% to EUR 37.8 million (Q1 2006: EUR 20.1 million), underscores the need to implement the necessary capacity adjustments. Incoming orders resulted in an excellent book-to-bill ratio of 2.5 (Q1 2006: 1.4). Year-on-year booked business more than tripled from EUR 38.8 million to EUR 123.4 million. The liquidity situation of the PVA TePla Group remained positive in the first quarter of 2007. The operating cash flow was EUR 1.9 million (Q1 2006: EUR 5.4 million). Due to higher capital expenditure for expanding capacity, free cash flow was -EUR 0.5 million (Q1 2006: +EUR 5.2 million). The company confirmed its whole-year guidance of Group revenue of EUR 120 million and an EBIT margin in a range of 5-7%. For further information, please contact: Dr. Gert Fisahn Investor Relations PVA TePla AG Emmeliusstrasse 33 35614 Asslar, Germany Telephone: +49(0)6441/5692-342 Fax: +49(0)6441/5692-118 gert.fisahn@pvatepla.com www.pvatepla.com --- End of Message --- PVA TePla AG Emmeliusstr. 33 Asslar Germany WKN: 746100; ISIN: DE0007461006; Index: CDAX, GEX, Prime All Share; Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Freiverkehr in Börse Stuttgart, Freiverkehr in Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover, Freiverkehr in Börse Berlin Bremen, Freiverkehr in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg, Freiverkehr in Börse Düsseldorf;