Celoxica Gains Admission to AIM of London Stock Exchange

10/28/2005 - Celoxica Holdings plc announced its admission to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. Dealings in the shares commenced today at 8.00am, trading under the symbol CXA. Arbuthnot Securities is the Company’s nominated adviser and broker.

Arbuthnot has placed 19, 424,000 new ordinary shares with institutional investors, raising £5.3 million pounds (net of expenses). The new shares placed represent 37.7 % of the Company’s enlarged issued share capital. None of the Company’s existing shareholders (including Directors) are selling any shares at this time.

The Oxfordshire based company is the leading provider of electronic system level (ESL) design and synthesis solutions used for the design and development of complex electronic products and embedded systems. According to Gartner, ESL is set to become a major driver of growth for the broader electronic design automation (EDA) market and could be worth as much as $1.6 billion by 2009.

Phil Bishop, CEO of Celoxica, commented, "We are pleased to be proceeding with our AIM listing, which is an important step in Celoxica’s strategic development. The growing complexity of digital electronics combined with challenging and aggressive development schedules are increasing the demand for our design solutions, a trend that is predicted to continue."

About Celoxica
An innovator in Electronic System Level (ESL) design, Celoxica supplies the design tools, boards, IP and services that enable the next generation of advanced electronic product design. Celoxica technology raises design abstraction to the algorithm level, accelerating productivity and lowering risk and costs by generating semiconductor hardware directly from C-based software descriptions. Adding to a growing installed base, Celoxica provides the world’s most widely used C-based behavioural design and synthesis solutions to companies developing semiconductor products in markets such as consumer electronics, defence and aerospace, automotive, industrial and security.

Celoxica and the Celoxica logo are trademarks of Celoxica, Ltd.

For sales enquiries contact: Americas – sales.americas@celoxica.com; APAC – sales.apac@celoxica.com; Europe, Middle East, Africa – sales.emea@celoxica.com.

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