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START_OF_TAGbEND_OF_TAG30% sales increase compared with previous yearSTART_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGEarnings expected to be 10% above budgetSTART_OF_TAG/bEND_OF_TAGSTART_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGSTART_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGMunich, January 15, 2002 - According to the preliminary, unaudited figures SÜSS MicroTec AG has slightly exceeded its published sales target of EUR 210 million in the 2001 financial year. Compared to the previous year, the company from Garching (near Munich) thus achieved sales growth of approximately 30%. Net sales of around EUR 60 million were achieved in the fourth quarter 2001.START_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGOrder entry in the fourth quarter 2001 was around EUR 30 million according to the preliminary figures, which represents a slight recovery compared with the order entry in the third quarter (EUR 28.7 million). Taking into consideration the economic environment, the Management Board of SÜSS MicroTec views this as a stabilisation of the order situation.START_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGThe earnings (earnings after taxes) expected by the Management Board for 2001overall is 10% above the original forecast EUR 16 million. This is particularly due to the positive development of the margin and the dollar, being stable in 2001 in relation to the euro.START_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGThe final and audited figures for 2001 will be published by SÜSS MicroTec on March 22, 2002, prior to commencement of trading.START_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGThe Süss' management will host a conference call for investors discussing the details of this trading statement tomorrow, Wednesday, 16 January 2002, at 10.00 a.m. CET. START_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGThe dial-in details for the Live-Conference are:START_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGGermany: +49(0)6074-8643,START_OF_TAGbrEND_OF_TAG START_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGUnited Kingdom: +44(0)208-7810563 24 hoursSTART_OF_TAGbrEND_OF_TAGSTART_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGRe Broadcast: START_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGGermany: +49(0)6074-864555 no Access Code,START_OF_TAGbrEND_OF_TAGSTART_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGUnited Kingdom: +44(0)208-2884459, Access Code: 645522,START_OF_TAGbrEND_OF_TAGSTART_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGUSA: 303 267 1036, Access Code 1457460START_OF_TAGbrEND_OF_TAGSTART_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGSTART_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGContact:START_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGSüss MicroTec AG, Barbara v. Jan, Investor RelationsSTART_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGTel.: +49-89-32007314START_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAGE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSTART_OF_TAGBREND_OF_TAG