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EquityStory AG Strengthening Regulatory Business

EquityStory AG  / Key word(s): Contract

25.03.2013 07:55

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EquityStory AG Strengthening Regulatory Business
Affiliate company DGAP takes over euro adhoc customer base in Germany

Munich - 25.03.2013

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) has agreed a purchase agreement with
news aktuell GmbH, a subsidiary of dpa, regarding the customer base of
German issuers.  news aktuell has decided to close the business area euro
adhoc, under which it has been distributing regulatory announcements on
behalf of stock-listed companies in Germany.

Customers will be able to fulfill their regulatory duties using DGAP upon
the closing of euro adhoc's regulatory systems, guaranteeing a seamless
transition. In this business area news aktuell has been generating revenues
of approximately EUR 850k during the fiscal year 2012 serving 240
stock-listed companies. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
An approval of the cartel authorities for the transaction was not required.

Achim Weick, EquityStory AG's CEO: 'We are delighted that news aktuell has
chosen us as buyer of its customer base. Regulatory announcements are an
essential core piece of investor relations work. Since its foundation in
1996 DGAP has been committed to this task. We are very pleased that we have
been given the opportunity to offer our services to an even bigger customer

Carl-Eduard Meyer, news aktuell GmbH's Managing Director: 'Today we have
informed our customers about the closing of our business area and expressed
our gratitude for their loyalty. Our arrangement with DGAP ensures that our
customers can fulfill their regulatory duties in the usual, secure and
reliable manner.'

Further information regarding the transaction will be given by the
management during a telephone conference regarding the annual results 2012
on 12th April 2013.

You can also instantly receive free company notifications of EquityStory AG
on your mobile device. We will inform you via text messages and offer news
downloads to your mobile phone. Please register in the investor relations
section at

About the EQS Group

Serving more than 7,000 customers the EQS Group is a leading provider in
the German-language area for online corporate communication services.

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 websites and apps, the
execution of audio- and video conferences as well as the creation of online
financial reports.

Established  in 1996, and market leader ever since, is the 100% affiliate
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ad-hoc-Publizität mbH (DGAP), an institution for
the compliance of stock-listed companies with statutory requirements.

EQS Corporate Communications GmbH designs advanced multimedia and Internet
projects paving the way for further growth in the business area of online
corporate communications.

Moreover, the EQS Group actively serves the markets for B2C investor
relations, financial data and online advertising for the financial sector
by the fully-owned affiliate EQS Financial Markets & Media GmbH (100%) and
the strategic holding ARIVA.DE AG (25.44%).

With offices in Munich, Kiel, Hamburg, Zurich, Moscow, Hong Kong and
Budapest the EQS Group employs more than 160 employees.


Robert Wirth
EquityStory AG
Seitzstraße 23
D-80538 München
Tel.: +49 89 21 02 98 - 34
Fax: +49 89 21 02 98 - 49

25.03.2013 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,
Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.
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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, München (m:access),
              Stuttgart; Frankfurt in Open Market (Entry Standard)
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