NOVAVISIONS-SUBSIDIARY NOVASTOR MAKES THE 2008 INC 5000

NovaStor Joins Elite List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Rotkreuz, (PresseBox) - NovaStor, a leading provider of software solutions for data availability and protection, was named one of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc.com. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

"Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in business journalism," said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth."

NovaStor is a recognized leader in small business and Software as a Service (SaaS) data availability and protection software. NovaStor's solutions cover the complete data protection spectrum supporting all levels of local and offsite data protection including image based disaster recovery. NovaStor products distinguish themselves with ease-of-use, high performance and superior reliability.

NovaStor is dedicated to the channel. Through ValueCREATE!, a new partner program tailor-made to their partner's needs, NovaStor distributes via Value Added Resellers (VARs), systems integrators, OEMs, and service/hosting providers (xSPs).

The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent. Most important, the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region can be found at www.inc5000.com.

"We are proud to be named to the Inc. 5000; it is an honor and testament to our hard work and dedication," says Mike Andrews, Managing Director for NovaStor. "We are continually making improvements to our products and have developed a solid partner program in an effort to accelerate our growth. We look forward to making the list again next year."

About Inc.com
Inc.com, the daily resource for entrepreneurs, delivers how-to guides, advice, tools, breaking news, and rich multi-media to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses. Inc.com offers dynamic marketing solutions to help advertisers effectively reach Inc.com's audience of business leaders. Visit http://www.inc.com.

About Inc. 500|Inc. 5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. magazine and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars -- the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|Inc. 5000 Conference brings together members of the Inc. 5000 community -- both a new class of Inc. 5000 honorees and the list's alumni -- for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. For the first time ever, this powerful networking event is open to all. Please join us September 18-20, 2008 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. For more information or to register, visit www.Inc500Conference.com or call us at 877-211-0489.


About NovaStor
NovaStor (wholly owned by Novavisions) is a leading, international provider of software solutions for data availability and protection. NovaStor provides software and services for the backup, restore and retention of business-critical data which together cover a wide application area -ranging from home, mobile users, SMB users, all the way through Enterprise users, globally. NovaStor's cost-effective solutions are platform- and hardware-independent and ensure that optimal technological and economical use is gained from the customer's existing and future IT environment. www.novastor.com

NovaStor is headquartered in Switzerland (Rotkreuz), has offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (Simi Valley), and is represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.

About Novavisions
Novavisions AG invests capital and expertise in companies that are or promise to be part of the new digital lifestyle and are capable of playing an important role in the new value chains that are developing. At the forefront of our judgment is the idea or the development and its sustainable potential. By 2010 we want to become a respected technology holding company in the market segment “digital life” and realize at least a 10x multiple on an investment.

The Novavisions shares are listed in the Prime Standard on the Frankfurt stock exchange (WKN 657221).

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