16.09.05

16.9.2005: Meldung: Vestas Wind Systems A/S: Evaluation of Enercon GmbH"s writ against Vestas

Evaluation of Enercon GmbH’s writ against Vestas
In Stock exchange announcement No. 27/2005 of 19 August 2005, the Management of Vestas Wind Systems A/S informed that the German company Enercon GmbH had taken out a writ against Vestas Wind Systems A/S and the Vestas Group"s German subsidiary Vestas Deutschland GmbH as well as the registered directors of the two companies and a number of Vestas Deutschland GmbH"s customers claiming that a patent owned by Enercon GmbH had been infringed. The patent concerns lightening protection of blades for wind turbines.

At the time of publication of Stock exchange No. 27/2005, Vestas Wind Systems A/S had not had the possibility to further examine the writ, but the case has now been evaluated by three independent German patent experts. Especially on the basis of the experts evaluation, it is still the opinion of Vestas Wind Systems A/S that Enercon GmbH"s claim is not legitimate. The case will now continue through the German legal system and a ruling is not expected within this year.

Any questions may be addressed to the Executive Management at Vestas Wind Systems
A/S, phone +45 97 30 00 00.
Yours sincerely
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Ditlev Engel
President and CEO
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