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ProgressNow! invest AG

Company Information
Address Bahnhofplatz 65
CH-8501 Frauenfeld
Country Switzerland
Phone +41 (0) 52 723 30 90
Fax +41 (0) 52 723 30 91
Business Sector Investment
Brief Overview The company invests in development stage and stock exchange listed companies that are active in a field, or offer products and services, that make an active contribution to human well-being and development. True progress can be recognized by a high degree of innovation, a revolutionary idea and a unique product. Further characteristics that are expected from a progressive product are universal applicability, a long-term benefit to consumers and a minimum of negative side-effects.
Chief Executive Officer Bettina S. Steffen
Chief Financial Officer vgl. weiter unten / see below
Chairman of the Board Robert Straub
Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Bern
Going Public
Exchange Swiss Exchange - Investment Companies
IPO Date February 01, 2002
Share Identification Number 1051086
Symbol PRON
Subscription Period 03,20,2000 to 03,31,2000
Lead Underwriter Zürcher Kantonalbank
Underwriters Banca del Gottardo, Bank Julius Bär & Co. AG, Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie (Schweiz) AG, Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, von Gaffenried AG, LGT Bank in Liechteinstein Aktiengesellschaft, Thurgauer Kantonalbank.
Total No. of Shares in Issue after Going Public 702,500
No. of Offered Shares 702,500
Total No. of Issued Share 100%
Firm Offer Price CHF 65
Expected Market Cap. CHF 46 Mio.
First Day Close CHF 73
Numbers (in 1000 CHF)
Last Fiscal Year End Date Prior to Going Public December 31, 2000
Equity on Last Balance Date 66,109
Total Assets 66,193
Ratio of Equity to Total Capital on Balance Date 99.9 %
The stock is traded at the Berne Stock Exchange since May, 2000. The company endeavours the listing of its stock at the Swiss Exchange (SWX), as soon as the investment degree reaches 66.6 %. On December 31, 2000, investment degree is 56.5 %.

The investment focus is on healthcare, educational and environmental innovations as well as renewable energy sources. The company invests substantially all of its assets through its subsidiary ProgressNow! (Overseas) Ltd, Grand Cayman, B.W.I, which is advised by ProgressNow! advisers AG, Frauenfeld.