Pfäffikon SZ, January 26, 2006 − Unaxis has responded to an inquiry from the SWX Swiss Exchange concerning a potential violation of the ad hoc publicity provisions of the Listing Rules on the occasion of two recent analyst conferences. The company stated that only generally known data and explanations were provided. Specifically, the matter pertains to information made public at the semi-annual conference on August 18, 2005, as well as the analyst conference on October 20, 2005 (quarterly results for Q3 2005), according to which Unaxis for 2006 and 2007 expects to achieve an EBIT margin of greater than 10 percent and a medium-term rate of growth in excess of 5 percent. This information has been available since August and October, respectively, at http://www.unaxis.com/en/2005_financial_year.asp and was substantiated at two analyst conferences held in January 2006 that centered on a presentation of the company’s strategy.
Unaxis will announce its fourth quarter 2005 key figures on February 10, 2006, and provide detailed information regarding its 2005 annual report on March 28, 2006.
This media release is based on information currently available to management. The forward-looking statements contained herein could be substantially impacted by risks and influences that are not foreseeable at present, so that actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, expected, or projected.