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Renewed Award for Heidelberg Investor Relations Activities

Press release from the issuing company

- CAPITAL and DVFA award Heidelberg the Investor-Relations-Prize 2002 - Annual Report achieves fourth place in the overall rankings of the Manager Magazine for the first time and second place in the M-Dax voting September 6, 2002 -- Heidelberg - At the annual "Capital Investor Relations Prize" event, the financial magazine "Capital" and the German association for financial analysis and asset management (Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management -DVFA-) awarded Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) first place in the M-Dax-segment for the first time. The award focusses mainly on the promptness, credibility and quality of communication activities and is based on an exclusive survey of the DVFA, unprecedented in its scope, among 1,200 analysts of the largest banks and investment companies. It pays tribute to the Investor Relations activities of 238 companies listed in the Eurostoxx 50, Dax, M-Dax, S-Dax and Nemax indices and was awarded for the first time in 1997. Additionally, last Thursday, the annual report 2001/02 of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG again was rated one of the best annual reports by the Hamburg based "manager magazin". Heidelberg achieved second place among the M-Dax listed companies and fourth place in the overall rankings of the 260 annual reports classified. Since 1995, "manager magazin" has been rating the annual reports of companies listed in the most important stock indices based on the categories contents, optical design, language and financial communication. For the first time this year, quarterly reports were also taken into consideration. Overall winner of the competition was the annual report of ThyssenKrupp AG. "The repeated awards for our annual report and our Investor Relations activities proof that Heidelberg attaches particular importance to the quality of communication. We are very proud to learn that the financial markets pays tribute to our efforts in this way," Heidelberg's CFO, Dr. Herbert Meyer, stated.