Kontron AG intends to acquire Thales Computers SA

Eching near Munich, December 21, 2007. Kontron AG, one of the
leading suppliers of embedded computer systems, is currently discussing
with Thales and has made an offer to acquire the French Thales
Computers SA. This company is 100% owned by the Thales Group.

The considered acquisition would be subject to contract finalisation, to
the information and consultation of Work Councils of Thales SA and
Thales Computers SA, as well as to French relevant Authorities

Thales Computers SA will turn over more than €20 million in its 2007
financial year. The company commands particular strength in high-end
applications in particular for government, aerospace and transportation

Mr. Ulrich Gehrmann, Management Board Chairman of Kontron AG,
stated that the acquisition would reinforce Kontron AG in its core
business, and would provide Kontron AG with a significant footprint in

Mr. Gehrmann added that it would compensate Kontron for the sales
volume relinquished with the disposal of its mobile computer business in
America – this business unit generated sales of USD 25 million in 2006
and was sold in August 2007 to Crane Co. based in Stamford, CT.

Investor Relations:
Gaby Moldan
Kontron AG
Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1,
85386 Eching Schloss Fußberg,
Tel: 08165/77212, Fax 08165/77222
Email: Gaby.Moldan@kontron.com

For further information:
Dr. Udo Nimsdorf
Engel & Zimmermann AG
Agentur für Wirtschaftskommunikation
Am Schlosspark 15,
82131 Gauting
Tel. 089-89 35 633, Fax: 089-89 39 84 29
Email : info@engel-zimmermann.de

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