Despite Pressure on Major Markets; More Profit for Accell

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands Despite the pressure on two major bike markets in Europe, Germany and France, Accell Group maintains its profit forecast for the full year 2006. The holding company also announced today the takeover of Webena Sport; a company that imports fitness equipment for the Dutch market. The company was founded in 1953 and has a profitable annual turnover of around 3.5 million euro.