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ADS System: Drop in sales in 1st quarter of 2000, Development of market presence and voice/data competence Bad Homburg, Germany, 11th May 2000. The Network service company ADS System (security code no. 514780) has announced a drop in sales in the 1st quarter of 2000 to DM 4.03m (EUR 2.06m) compared with DM 5.02m (EUR 2.57m) in 1999. The first quarter, which is notoriously weaker in this business due to the seasonal effect, was marked by investor restraints. Long-term strategic IT projects were shelved to later points of time in 2000. Their planning was resumed after finishing the Y2K work in the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, ADS System has been able to tap significant new market potential by setting up the strategic business areas of voice-data integration/ multiservice and Internet via TV cable network (IP via wideband cable), and by developing its nationwide and international presence (takeover of Andacom GmbH (Hamburg) and Indata Systems AG (Switzerland), establishment of the foreign branch in Vienna. Key ratios 31.03.2000 31.03.1999 Sales DM 4.03m DM 5.02m EBIT DM -1.60m DM 0.38m Surplus for quarter DM -1.38m DM 0,17m The Hamburg company Andacom GmbH acquired in April made sales of DM 0.9m and profit before tax of DM 0.06m in the first three months, although this cannot be consolidated until approved at the AGM on 24.05.2000. The forcasted annual turnover for the year 2000 of DM 45m (EUR23m) and the EBIT of DM 4.8m (EUR 2.45m) will not be affected by the results of the first quarter. First new major projects i.e. with HypoVereinsbank are starting in May. Workforce grew up to 115 employees (3/99: 73). Despite the difficult personnel market for trained IT specialists, ADS could top planned staff for 2000 with 40 new employees in April. ---

ADS System Investor Relations Kay Fautz Siemensstrasse 25A 61352 Bad Homburg Fon 06172-288-280 Fax 06172-288-403 e-Mail IR@ads.de

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