Hawesko remains in SDAX

Wednesday, 12. February 2003 14:44

Hamburg, 12 February 2003. According to yesterday's announcement from
the Deutsche Börse about the new composition of Germany's share-price
indices, the wine trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAWG.DE, HAW GR,
DE0006042708) will continue to be listed in the SDAX small-cap index.
The reduction of the MDAX mid-cap index (from 70 down to 50
companies) changed the category for many companies, so that the
Deutsche Börse reclassified them into the SDAX. Also, the inclusion
of foreign companies into the indices (with the exception of the DAX)
caused some companies from the earlier SDAX to be removed from the
index. Hawesko Holding AG could maintain its position and will be
included in the new SDAX after the Deutsche Börse's change in the

Hawesko Holding AG is Germany's leading seller of premium wines and
champagnes. Through its three distribution channels - mail
order/e-commerce (particularly Hanseatisches Wein- und Sekt-Kontor),
stationary specialist retail (Jacques' Wein-Depot) and wholesale
(Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) --
the Group achieved sales of Euro 267 million in fiscal year 2002. The
Group employs 500 people. Shares of Hawesko Holding AG are traded in
the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the
Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg.
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Hawesko Holding AG
Postfach 20 15 52
20205 Hamburg
http://www.hawesko.com (Company profile)
http://www.hawesko.de (Online Shop)

Vera Maria Bau
VMB Consulting
Tel. (02244) 91 27 36
Fax (02244) 91 27 38
e-mail: vmb@nsag.de

Investor Relations:
Thomas Hutchinson
Hawesko Holding AG
Tel. (040) 30 39 21 00
Fax (040) 30 39 21 05
e-mail: ir@hawesko.com
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