Eching, Germany, August 20, 2001 - Kontron Embedded Computers AG today announced that the 2 for 1 stock split declared at Kontrons annual general meeting in June of this year and commercially registered on August 3, 2001 will be effective as of August 21, 2001.
One bearer share is now replaced by two shares with a notional share of the capital stock of 1 euro. The stock split effectively doubles the number of outstanding Kontron shares from 12.1 million to 24.2 million on the Neuer Markt at the Frankfurt stock exchange where Kontron is listed. Accordingly, every Kontron shareholders number of shares also doubles. A partial sum of 12.1 million euros from the capital reserves stated in the 2000 balance sheet were converted into capital stock which now amounts to 24.2 million euros.
About Kontron Embedded Computers
Kontron Embedded Computers is one of the largest manufacturers of embedded computing solutions. Kontron supplies leading OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the fields of communications, automation and mobile computers. The company helps its customers to considerably reduce their time-to-market and to gain a competitive advantage with products including high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single-board computers, man-machine interfaces and portable computers. Kontron employs more than 1000 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Kontron is listed on the German Neuer Markt stock exchange under the symbol "KBC."
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Dr. Udo Nimsdorf