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20.05.2010

DGAP-Adhoc: Kontron acquires US company AP Labs Group

Kontron AG / Miscellaneous .. Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Strategic investment in future security market * Strengthening of product portfolio and regional presence * Expansion of high-margin complete system solution product range Eching, Munich, May 20, 2010. Through its US subsidiary, Kontron AG, the globally leading provider of embedded computer systems, has acquired 100 percent of US company AP Labs Group, which is based in San Diego, California. The group, which has two operating companies, is regarded as one of the leading system integrators in the areas of defense and aerospace. Since its inception in 1984 the company has firmly established itself on the market for the development and series production of highly complex and robust computer systems, as well as specialized applications. The purchase price is between USD 30 million and USD 42 million, depending on future results. The company is highly profitable; its EBIT valuation is significantly below that of Kontron. Kontron anticipates that both new subsidiaries will make an annual revenue of USD 30 million. Kontron intends to integrate AP Labs with its North American Kontron headquarters, which is also based in San Diego. AP Parpro Inc. also forms part of the corporate group, which operates cost-efficient production capacities in Mexico. According to Kontron CEO, Ulrich Gehrmann, the strategic acquisition creates benefits in varied ways: the US Defense Department's official accreditation of AP Labs strengthens its regional presence on the high-margin US security market, and AP Labs' complimentary system product line perfectly supplements the board product line of Kontron's French subsidiary (formerly Thales Computers SA) in the security area. With the purchase, Kontron intends to further expand its position as one of the world's leading providers of sophisticated complete solutions, thereby consistently pursuing its new strategy of concentrating on high-margin core embedded systems. Investor Relations: Further information: Gaby Moldan Dr. Udo Nimsdorf Kontron AG Engel & Zimmermann AG Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1, Agentur für Wirtschaftskommunikation D-85386 Eching Schloss Fußberg, Am Schlosspark 15, Tel:+498165/77212,Fax+498165/77222 D-82131 Gauting Tel:+4989-8935633,Fax+4989-89 39 84 29 E-mail: Gaby.Moldan@kontron.com E-mail: info@engel-zimmermann.de .. Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Kontron AG Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1 85386 Eching Deutschland Phone: 08165-77-225 Fax: 08165-77-222 E-mail: martin.przybyla@kontron.com Internet: www.kontron.com ISIN: DE0006053952 WKN: 605395 Indices: TecDAX Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, München, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News-Service =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kontron AG / Miscellaneous .. Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Strategic investment in future security market * Strengthening of product portfolio and regional presence * Expansion of high-margin complete system solution product range Eching, Munich, May 20, 2010. Through its US subsidiary, Kontron AG, the globally leading provider of embedded computer systems, has acquired 100 percent of US company AP Labs Group, which is based in San Diego, California. The group, which has two operating companies, is regarded as one of the leading system integrators in the areas of defense and aerospace. Since its inception in 1984 the company has firmly established itself on the market for the development and series production of highly complex and robust computer systems, as well as specialized applications. The purchase price is between USD 30 million and USD 42 million, depending on future results. The company is highly profitable; its EBIT valuation is significantly below that of Kontron. Kontron anticipates that both new subsidiaries will make an annual revenue of USD 30 million. Kontron intends to integrate AP Labs with its North American Kontron headquarters, which is also based in San Diego. AP Parpro Inc. also forms part of the corporate group, which operates cost-efficient production capacities in Mexico. According to Kontron CEO, Ulrich Gehrmann, the strategic acquisition creates benefits in varied ways: the US Defense Department's official accreditation of AP Labs strengthens its regional presence on the high-margin US security market, and AP Labs' complimentary system product line perfectly supplements the board product line of Kontron's French subsidiary (formerly Thales Computers SA) in the security area. With the purchase, Kontron intends to further expand its position as one of the world's leading providers of sophisticated complete solutions, thereby consistently pursuing its new strategy of concentrating on high-margin core embedded systems. Investor Relations: Further information: Gaby Moldan Dr. Udo Nimsdorf Kontron AG Engel & Zimmermann AG Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1, Agentur für Wirtschaftskommunikation D-85386 Eching Schloss Fußberg, Am Schlosspark 15, Tel:+498165/77212,Fax+498165/77222 D-82131 Gauting Tel:+4989-8935633,Fax+4989-89 39 84 29 E-mail: Gaby.Moldan@kontron.com E-mail: info@engel-zimmermann.de .. Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Kontron AG Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1 85386 Eching Deutschland Phone: 08165-77-225 Fax: 08165-77-222 E-mail: martin.przybyla@kontron.com Internet: www.kontron.com ISIN: DE0006053952 WKN: 605395 Indices: TecDAX Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, München, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News-Service =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

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