Wuppertal, 5 June, 2008 – The Prime Standard-listed investment holding company GESCO AG is being admitted to the SDAX. Deutsche Börse AG decided on 4 June 2008 that the GESCO share was to be admitted to the Small Cap Index. Admission is effective from 23 June 2008. The SDAX index comprises the shares of 50 companies from conventional industries below MDAX volume.GESCO Executive Board member Dr. Hans-Gert Mayrose on admission to the SDAX: “Even if the development of the GESCO share has proved for many years that you can be a successful issuer without being in a stock exchange index, we are of course delighted about being admitted. This step is boosting the profile of the stock and is raising awareness. As far as some institutional investors are concerned being admitted to one of the indices is actually a precondition for investing. In general we are hoping for additional momentum which will bolster the development of the share and push trading liquidity.” About GESCO AGGESCO AG is the parent company of a group of small and medium-sized companies in the field of industrial Base Technologies. GESCO acquires successful niche providers, generally as part of succession arrangements, in order to retain and further develop these long term. As a listed company (regulated market on the Prime Standard segment) GESCO AG offers private and institutional investors access to the SMEs.