Ad hoc: PVA TePla AG: PVA TePla AG plans further rise in turnover and earnings for 2008

(Asslar, 28.11.07) - At its meeting held today, the Supervisory Board of PVA TePla AG, Asslar, approved the Executive Board's plans for 2008. In line with planning, a further turnover increase of 40% as against 2007 is anticipated for next year. The Company will also again increase its profitability: the forecast for the EBIT margin has been raised to 7-9%. As can be seen from the current incoming orders, the growth of PVA TePla will continue to be primarily generated by the Crystal Growing Systems division. Demand for high-quality systems for the photovoltaics market and the semiconductor industry is still at a high level. Incoming orders in the Vacuum Systems division also developed extremely well in 2007 and as a result this division will make a significant contribution to the Group's growth. A high share of the planned sales by both divisions has already been assured by the current order backlog. Following the implementation of sales measures and the launch of new products in Plasma Systems, the division is expected to increase its business volume and make a positive contribution to earnings. In the first quarter of 2008, sales will be significantly lower than in the subsequent quarters in line with planning. The reasons for this are the Company's relocation to Wettenberg and the start-up of production there as well as the fact that the Crystal Growing Systems division will not begin generating sales from its new ersol Wafers and SiTech orders until the second quarter of 2008. We are also assuming further growth in business volumes and rising earnings in subsequent years. For further information, please contact: Dr. Gert Fisahn Investor Relations PVA TePla AG Phone: +49(0)6441/5692-342 --- End of Message --- PVA TePla AG Emmeliusstr. 33 Asslar Germany WKN: 746100; ISIN: DE0007461006; Index: CDAX, GEX, Prime All Share; Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Freiverkehr in Börse Stuttgart, Freiverkehr in Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover, Freiverkehr in Börse Berlin, Freiverkehr in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg, Freiverkehr in Börse Düsseldorf;