RHI concentrates stock market presence on ATX in Vienna

28. October 2003

RHI AG (ISIN AT0000676903), based in Vienna, has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1987. Since 1991, the share has been a member of the ATX, the lead index of the Austrian capital market. Since 1993, RHI has also been listed on the Official Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the securities identification number 874182, and in the market segment General Standard since its introduction.

RHI has now applied for delisting of this second quotation in Frankfurt/Main with Deutsche Börse AG, as only less than 5% of the volume is traded on this stock market.

The concentration of RHI’s listing on the Vienna Stock Exchange, where RHI is traded via the powerful XETRA® trading platform, also brings advantages for the German shareholders. Liquidity is concentrated and thus improved further to the benefit of all market participants; through continuous trading via the transparent electronic order book, transactions are possible at any time, also outside auction times. The professional support system with specialists and market makers offered by the Vienna Stock Exchange guarantees a high level of liquidity and fast handling of all international orders for RHI shares.

RHI is convinced that the applied for delisting in Frankfurt/Main and the concentration on the ATX at the Vienna Stock Exchange are also in the best interest of investors. The regulations of the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange and the Austrian Corporate Governance Standards ensure that RHI will continue to meet international criteria of transparency and publicity in the future in the interest of investors and the capital market.