SÜSS MicroTec added to the NEMAX 50

SÜSS MicroTec added to the NEMAX 50

• Full compliance with the share index criteria
• Admission to the NEMAX 50 underlines the positive performance since the initial listing and the high degree of attention the company is attracting from investors

SÜSS MicroTec, one of the world's leading manufacturers of production and testing equipment in the field of microelectronics, is being admitted to the NEMAX 50. The Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG passed this resolution at its meeting yesterday. The admission of SÜSS MicroTec to the segment of the 50 most liquid titles on the Neuer Markt/Frankfurt will take place on 24 September 2001.

The main criteria for admission to the NEMAX 50 are the trading volumes (Xetra and trading floor in Frankfurt) over the last 12 months and the market capitalisation (as of 31 July 2001) of SÜSS MicroTec. On the reporting date indicated, the Munich-based company achieved a market capitalisation of 390.2 million Euro, which ranks it in 26th place of all the companies listed on the Neuer Markt in July 2001. Trading volume is reported at 331.1 million Euro (August 2000 to July 2001) - ranking it 51st in the NEMAX All Share in July.

Compared with the initial listing on 18 May 1999, SÜSS MicroTec shares have advanced in value by more than 142 percent as of 7 August 2001.

About SÜSS MicroTec
SÜSS MicroTec, which has been listed on the Neuer Markt since May 1999, is a leading supplier of production and process technology for the semi-conductor industry. SÜSS MicroTec primarily services niche markets, which are currently converting to the new technologies to ensure their continued ability to compete. As such, the Munich-based company is benefiting from a technology transfer, which is being affected to a much lesser degree by the current economic downturn in the semi-conductor industry. Current business developments are on target with the forecasts so far published by the Executive Board of SÜSS MicroTec AG - they are fully in line with the budgets drawn up for 2001, which predict a growth in revenue of 30%. The company will publish its final half-year results on 16 August 2001.