On Monday, December 5, 2005, Q-Cells AG was admitted to the TecDAX technology index under the fast-entry rule of Deutsche Börse. The TecDAX comprises Prime Standard´s 30 largest companies from the technology sector that rank below those included in the DAX index. The criteria for admittance to the TecDAX include the market capitalization of the free float (Q-Cells´ rank: 17) and the trading volume of the shares (Q-Cells´ rank: 4).
Admission to the TecDAX comfirms financial market expectations that Q-Cells AG will continue to grow steadily in the future as well. Moreover, by admitting Q-Cells AG for listing, Deutsche Börse is reinforcing the significance of the solar industry for the TecDAX. This is another indication that the financial markets also consider this sector to be of significance for future economic development in Germany.