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New member of the QSC Supervisory Board

Cologne, July  31, 2003 - Following the suggestion of QSC AG, Norbert Quinkert, Chairman of Motorola GmbH Deutschland, has been appointed by the District Court of Cologne to the Supervisory Board of  QSC AG, a nationwide telecommunication solutions provider with its own DSL network. The decision of the district Court was communicated on July, 29. Mr. Quinkert succeeds Supervisory Board member Manjit Dale, who had resigned from the Supervisory Board effective December 31, 2002.

Quinkert benefits from many years of management experience in the IT and systems integration industry as well as extensive sales and marketing expertise. After being trained in systems management at Bull Deutschland, his career included various executive positions at General Electric Information Services and General Electric Medical Systems, leading to his appointment as President of General Electric in Germany, where he was responsible for the group´s operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since 1995, Norbert Quinkert has been Chairman and Speaker of the Management Board of Motorola GmbH. He is also responsible for Motorola´s country operations in Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

"We are extremely pleased that Norbert Quinkert will complement our Supervisory Board. His in-depth understanding of the complex needs of major customers in the IT sector will play a crucial role in QSC´s success as a full scale telecommunication solutions provider for business customers," says Chief Executive Officer Dr. Bernd Schlobohm.

Norbert Quinkert also serves as a member of the Supervisory Boards of ALD Vacuumtechnik AG, Hanau, and Pfalz Flugzeugwerke AG, Speyer. In addition, he serves  as Executive Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany and a member of the Dresdner Bank Advisory Council.

Brief profile
QSC AG (QSC) is a national telecommunication provider with its own DSL network in Germany, supplying business and residential customers with broadband leased line connections over ordinary telephone lines, as well as innovative services of the highest quality. The company now serves more than 40 of the largest cities in Germany with its broadband network infrastructure, thus enabling QSC to reach more than 25 percent of the population. The acquisition of Ventelo in December 2002 allows QSC to also supply its customers with voice telephony. QSC currently employs a workforce of 400.

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Mathias-Brüggen-Str. 55
50829 Köln
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