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Linz, 22.06.2004 - Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc.The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

Linz, 22.06.2004 - Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc.The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

VA Technologie AG Dr. Hanno Bästlein new CFO of VA Technologie AG

The Chairman of the VA TECH Supervisory Board, Dr.Peter Michaelis, announced that the Supervisory Board has appointedDr. Hanno Bästlein the new CFO of VA TECH. Bästlein succeeds Dr. Roland Scharb, whose contract expires at theend of June. Hanno Bästlein?s appointment to the VA TECH Board willofficially come into effect on 1 October 2004; until then, he willserve the company as a consultant. Klaus Sernetz, the designated newChairman will act as interim CFO until Hanno Bästlein assumes hisresponsibilities.Commenting on the appointment of the new CFO, Dr Michaelis said,"With the concurrence of the designated Chairman of the Board, KlausSernetz and his deputy Gerhard Falch, we are pleased to be able tofill the CFO position with a renowned financial expert who hasextensive experience in our field. The other members of the VA TECHBoard will remain as before: Klaus Brenner, chairman of the Board atVA TECH T&D and Christian Habegger, Chairman of the Board at VA TECHHYDRO. Now we?ve got an excellent team at the helm to successfullysteer the VA TECH Group into the future."After completing his banking apprenticeship, Hanno Bästlein (41)studied economics at the University of Witten/Herdecke and alsoattended Stanford University, California. He started his career in1992 at Ico, a medium-sized plant engineering company, as assistantto the executive management and later became the commercial director.In 1994 he joined Hochtief AG and from 1995 onwards, as a member ofthe management, was responsible for the commercial activities at theHead Office in Rhein-Ruhr. He served as CEO of one of the company?saffiliates, Streif AG, in 1998. In 1997, he received his doctoratefrom the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg. In 1999 heestablished a Controlling and M&A division for the Hochtief group.From May 2000 to the end of 2002 he served as speaker of theexecutive board at Hochtief International before becoming FinancialDirector in 2003 at Plus, an international trading company. Dr. Hanno Bästlein is married and has two children.

Further inquiry note:Bettina PepekPress Officerbettina.pepek@vatech.atPhone: 0043 1 89100 3400

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WKN: 093745ISIN: AT0000937453Marktsegment: ATX, ATX Prime, WBI, official dealing Wiener Börse AG;free trade Berliner Wertpapierbörse, Bayerische Börse

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