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Anne Vleminckx appointed CFO, Marc Gedopt to leave Agfa-Gevaert

Press release from the issuing company

Mortsel, Belgium – December 17, 2004 – Agfa-Gevaert announces that Marc Gedopt will leave the Group and that Anne Vleminckx, currently Secretary-General of the Board of Management and responsible for Investor Relations and Corporate Communication, is appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Marc Gedopt, Chief Financial and Administration Officer, has chosen to pursue other career opportunities. Effective January 15, 2005, he will leave the Board of Management. He will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors until the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of April 2005. The Board of Directors thanks Marc Gedopt for his important contribution to the strategic refocusing of the Group. Marc has been instrumental in executing the acquisitions and divestitures that the Group has completed since 2003. In particular, the successful divestiture of the Consumer Imaging division has made from Agfa a more focused group, well positioned to meet the challenges of the future. Marc Gedopt has indicated that he wishes to continue his career in the financial sector. The Board of Directors wishes Marc a lot of success for the future. Anne Vleminckx (born in 1954) is a Belgian citizen. After her studies in economics at the Catholic University of Louvain, she started her career in 1975 as a researcher at the "Centrum voor Economische Studiën" of the same university. From 1983 to 1996, she worked at the Generale Bank, where she had several assignments and became Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Manager. From 1996 to 1999, she was Vice-Chairwoman of the management committee of the Brussels Stock Exchange. She then rejoined the Catholic University of Louvain to become Chief Financial Officer. In 2001, she joined Agfa where she is currently Secretary-General of the Board of Management, Investor Relations Manager and responsible for Corporate Communication.