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Mr. Daniel Goldsmid
E-mail: daniel.goldsmid@cstrans.cz
Phone: +420 724 136 272

November 2, 2006

CS TRANS Ltd. a 2006 Europe’s 500 winner
Outstanding employment growth earns CS TRANS
396 place on 2006 Europe’s 500 Listing

CS TRANS Ltd., of Rakovník, the International and domestic haulage, public transport, complex logistic services and rent-a-car services company today announced that it has been listed No. 396 among the fastest growing European companies included in the 2006 Europe's 500 Listing, the annual ranking of high growth, job-creating companies published by Europe’s 500 – Entrepreneurs for Growth and supported by Microsoft and KPMG.

Altogether, these 500 dynamic, entrepreneurial-driven winning companies have managed to sustain growth since 2002, boosting employment at an impressive average annual rate of 16 % and sales at 18 %. Despite the challenging business environment, these champions of growth have created nearly 150,000 jobs across Europe in three years. On average each company has created 99 new jobs per year and increased sales by 25 million euros per year. CS TRANS Ltd. has increased employment by 39,1 %, and turnover by 27,1 %, adding 34 new jobs.

The 2006 Listing saw the emergence of winners from many of the new EU member states for the first time: Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia – all new qualifiers to the Listing this year, joined the Czech Republic which was listed for the first time in 2005.

Companies like CS TRANS Ltd. grow fast and manage to sustain their growth, making them excellent role models for Europe’s future.

CS TRANS Ltd. is one of 18 Transport & logistics companies from Europe who managed to qualify for Europe’s 500.

CS TRANS Ltd. is the only one Transport and logistics company from Czech Republic who managed to qualify for Europe´s 500.

CS TRANS Ltd. is one of 8 companies from the Czech Republic who managed to qualify for Europe’s 500.

Awards will be presented to the winning companies in recognition of their performance and contribution to European economic welfare by European Commission Vice-President, Günter Verheugen, in charge of Enterprise and Industry, at the Europe's 500 Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner to be held on 25 November at the Hofburg in Vienna.

To view the full results of the 2006 Europe's 500 Listing, please visit www.businessweek.com/go/eurogrowth, at the bottom of this website click on “2006 Europe´s Hot Growth Scoreboard“ or visit the Europe's 500 website at www.europes500.com/results.

Notes for Editors:

About CS TRANS Ltd.

The company was established in 1991. Today the main office is located on the company‘s own site in the Industrial park in Rakovnik. In 1995 company was transformed from the Public commercial corporation into the Limited liability company (Ltd.). Staff in 2005: 121; Turnover in 2005: 7,4 mil Euro; Key activity of the company: International & Domestic haulage; Other activities of the company: Public transport, Complex logistics services, Rent-a-car.

Detailed information about CS TRANS, s. r. o., at: www.cstrans.cz.

About Europe’s 500

Europe's 500 was first published in 1996 and has been published on an annual basis ever since. During this time, more than 4.000 of Europe’s high growth companies have received the accolade of being one of Europe's 500 champions of growth.

The Listing is intended to focus attention on entrepreneurial achievement and fast-growth European companies. Its focus on job creation and growth in medium sized enterprises is unique and distinguishes it from other business rankings.

Full information and the complete 2005 Europe’s 500 Listing at: www.europes500.com/results.

Europe's 500

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E-mail: listing@europes500.com

More information on Europe’s 500

The annual 2006 Europe's 500 list of fast growing, job-creating companies

View photos from the 2006 Europe's 500 Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday, 25th November, 2006