AvW increases investment in C-Quadrat to more than 15 percent

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The AvW Group has increased its holding in C-Quadrat
(C8I.DE) to more than 15 per cent. The interest in the fund specialist C-Quadrat is regarded as a long-term strategic investment. CEO Dr. Wolfgang Auer von Welsbach sees the fund specialist C-Quadrat as a long term strategic equity participation within AvW and emphasises: "I support the management's strategy of promoting internationalisation and consistently increasing the POA."

C-QUADRAT - the fund company is an independent asset management company which is primarily active in Austria, Germany and the CEE countries. Established in 1991,C-QUADRAT´s own capital investment company received a banking licence in 2003. C-QUADRAT has made a name for itself throughout Europe with the analysis and management of investment funds and by devising structured products. With its newly acquired interest in C-QUADRAT, AvW intends to further strengthen and expand its position in the financial sector.

Principal stock exchange listed equity participations of AvW:

Financial services providers:

around 74 per cent in AvW Invest AG (AvWI.VI) with registered office in Krumpendorf
around 15 per cent in C-Quadrat (C8I.DE) with registered office in Vienna around 5 per cent in Cash Financial Services Group (8122.HK) with registered office in Hong Kong

IT-Systems companies:

around 25 per cent in S&T (SNTS.VI) with registered office in Wien around 20 per cent in Cancom AG (COKG.DE) with registered office in Augsburg around 14 per cent in Realtech AG (RTCG.DE) with registered office in Walldorf around 10 per cent in nextevolution (N5EG.DE) with registered office in Hamburg

Industrial companies:

around 15 per cent in Binder & CO AG (BIND.VI) with registered office in Gleisdorf
around 10 per cent in Hirsch Servo (HISE.VI) with registered office in Glanegg around 4 per cent in RHI AG (RHIV.VI)) with registered office in Vienna;

High-tech companies and service providers:

5.5 per cent in D + S europe AG (DSJG.DE) with registered office in Hamburg around 5 per cent in Euromicron AG (EUCG.DE) with registered office in Frankfurt

around 8 per cent in Ecotel (telecommunications) with registered office in Düsseldorf

Raw materials producers:

around 2 per cent in Equigold (EQUI.AX) with registered office in Australia around 2 per cent in CBH Resources (CBH.AX) with registered office in Australia.

About Auer von Welsbach Gruppe

AvW Gruppe is an Austrian investment company focusing on small caps in Austria, Germany, Asia and Australia. AvW participating certificates (AVWIga.F, ISIN AT0000703269) of the AvW Group are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. More information about AvW is available on the Internet at www.avw.eu

Further inquiry note:
AvW Gruppe AG
Mag. Brigitte Burger
Invesor Relations
Tel.: 04229/3621-24
mailto: b.burger@avw.at

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emitter: AvW Gruppe AG
Hauptstraße 121
A-9201 Krumpendorf/Wörthersee
phone: 04229/3621
FAX: 04229/2386
mail: info@avw.at
WWW: www.avw.at
sector: Economy, Business & Finance
ISIN: AT0000703269
stockmarkets: free trade: Börse Frankfurt
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