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EquityStory AG acquires web agency triplex neue medien

EquityStory AG  / Key word(s): Acquisition/Mergers & Acquisitions

12.01.2011 08:00

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EquityStory AG acquires web agency triplex neue medien
Significant expansion of the business segment Online Corporate

Munich, 12.01.2011

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) has acquired 100% of the shares of the
web- and multimedia agency triplex neue medien GmbH paving the way for
further growth in the business segment Online Corporate Communications.

Based in Munich, triplex neue medien GmbH designs advanced multimedia and
internet projects, and implements them using their own design and
development teams. The agency was founded in 1996 and has thirteen
employees. The biggest customer is the EADS Group, with whom triplex have
signed a long-term agreement concerning the management of the EADS global
Internet presence. In each of the fiscal years 2008 and 2009 triplex
achieved revenues of more than Euro 1.5 million producing a positive EBIT.
The purchase price is in the mid-six-digit Euro range, the transaction will
be done using EquityStory group's liquid assets.

EquityStory AG's CEO Achim Weick stated: 'The acquisition of triplex neue
medien GmbH enables us to further develop our group strategy rapidly. The
highly qualified staff will strengthen our team and enhance our capability
to win and implement ambitious website projects.'

With this acquisition, EquityStory AG completes its strategy of building a
one-stop-shop for Online Corporate Communications. After the full
integration has taken place, significant synergy effects in the areas of
content management, design, web development and technical infrastructure
will have a positive impact on the profits. triplex neue medien GmbH will
be merged into DGAP mbH, with the triplex brand being kept. triplex
co-founder and Managing Director Alexander Wieland will be appointed as a
further Managing Director of DGAP mbH, with responsibility for the design

Alexander Wieland: 'I am looking forward to new opportunities within the
EquityStory group. This newly-created larger unit promises interesting
projects for me and my team. We are happy to be able to contribute using
our extensive expertise and competence. Our most important customer EADS is
an excellent reference for winning additional large scale projects.'

DGAP's business segment Online Corporate Communications continues to post
significant growth. Currently the customer base includes over 4,000 non
stock-listed companies.

Stefan Ploghaus, DGAP's Managing Director stated: 'The business segment
Online Corporate Communications has the highest growth rates within the
group. By integrating triplex we provide the necessary resources and expand
our product range, in order to be able to offer our customers additional
online services.'

The management will comment on the acquisition of triplex neue medien GmbH
from 11:30 am (EST) today, during a telephone conference, which will be
broadcasted live on the internet under

About the EquityStory group
Serving more than 5,000 customers the EquityStory group is a leading
provider in the German-language area for online corporate communication
Corporate customers from Europe and North America use our one-stop shop
communication solutions in the areas of investor relations and corporate
communications. Besides the services for the compliance with statutory
requirements the service range also comprises the dissemination of
corporate news, the development of financial portals and -websites, the
execution of audio- and video conferences as well as the generation of
online financial reports.
Established in 1996 and market leader ever since is the 100%
affiliateDeutsche Gesellschaft für Ad-hoc-Publizität mbH (DGAP), an
institution for the compliance of stock-listed companies with statutory
requirements. With its business unit Online Corporate Communications DGAP
addresses nonstock-listed companies with a comprehensive offer.
Moreover, the EquityStory group actively serves the markets for B2Cinvestor
relations, financial data and online advertising for the financial sector
by the fully-owned affiliate AG (100%) and the strategic
holding ARIVA.DE AG (25.44%).
With offices in Munich, Kiel, Hamburg, Zurich, Moscow and Budapest
the EquityStory group employs more than 100 employees.

EquityStory AG
Robert Wirth

Tel   +49(0)89 210298-34
Fax   +49(0)89 210298-49

Seitzstraße 23
80538 München

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Language:     English
Company:      EquityStory AG
              Seitzstraße 23
              80538 München
Phone:        +49(0)89 210298-0
Fax:          +49(0)89 210298-49
ISIN:         DE0005494165
WKN:          549416
Listed:       Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart; Open Market
              (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt
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