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EquityStory AG successfully entered the market of Online Corporate Communications

EquityStory AG / Strategic Company Decision/Change of Personnel

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EquityStory successfully entered the market of Online Corporate
Stefan Ploghaus manages the business division as an additional general
manager of the DGAP mbH

Munich - 20 March 2008

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE005494165) and its subsidiary DGAP mbH successfully
entered the market of Online Corporate Communications. That implies that
EquityStory expands its business field towards unlisted companies.
Stefan Ploghaus is responsible for this new business field and was
appointed to the management board of the DGAP mbH.

EquityStory AG already is the market leading one-stop-shop for online
Investor Relations in the German speaking region. Numerous services of the
EquityStory AG are brilliantly applicable to this new business field and
significant synergy effects arises from expertise in the service field of
Investor Relations: Even unlisted companies send out press releases,
establish company homepages and hold online employee trainings or
conference calls for journalists. With immediate effect this comprehensive
spectrum of services will completely be operated by the DGAP. In the last
months the company won 125 new customers just in the field of filing and
publishing annual reports, mandatory for every major corporation.

The business field of unlisted companies will be managed as DGAP Corporate
Communications directly from Frankfurt am Main. Stefan Ploghaus is
responsible for this new business field. He operates as a consultant for
the EquityStory Group for over a year. He was appointed as an
additional general manager for the DGAP mbH.

From 1997 to 2000 Stefan Ploghaus was marketing and sales director at the
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (German News Agency). In 2000 he changed to the
newly established dpa-AFX Wirtschaftsnachrichten GmbH as executive manager
and in 2002 he was appointed as managing director of the English-speaking
subsidiary of dpa-AFX, the international financial press ageny AFX News
Ltd., London. In the year 2006 he was responsible for selling AFX News
Ltd., London, to  Thomson Financial and managend the integration.

Stefan Ploghaus: 'The EquityStory Group is strategically and brilliantly
positioned and operates in interesting growing markets. I’m looking forward
to this promising challenge in this – for me - well-known field.'

Achim Weick, chief executive officer of EquityStory AG: 'Stefan Ploghaus
will establish the Online Corporate Communications for us. He is considered
as an expert in this field with an excellent reputation.'

The team in Frankfurt starts with 4 employees, the technical support of the
services will be carried on in Munich. The management board assumes that
new business field will become a positive contribution to the operating
income already in the first year.
Achim Weick, chief executive officer of EquityStory AG: 'The expansion of
our business fields towards unlisted companies will lay the foundation for
additional growth. There are a lot more potential new customers than in the
field of Online Investor Relations. The high number of customers which we
gained in this short period of time makes us confident that the field of
Online Corporate Communications will become a highly profitable business

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About the EquityStory group of companies: 
The EquityStory AG is the market leader for online investor relations in
the German-speaking region, and renders extensive business services in the
areas comprising reporting requirements, finance portals, audio and video
broadcasts of investor events, online financial reports as well as
outsourced websites for over 1,250 listed enterprises at home and abroad. 
By acquiring capital stakes in ARIVA.DE AG (25 %) and AG (100
%) EquityStory AG has entered the growth markets of online advertising and
b2c investor relations. The sphere of reporting requirements is bundled in
the subsidiary Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ad-hoc-Publizität mbH (DGAP). The
DGAP is an institution for the fulfilment of regulatory publicity for
listed companies, and has been the market leader since the formation in
1996. Wih the new business field Online Corporate Communications DGAP
targets now unlisted companies.

The corporate group employs financial analysts, communications experts and
software engineers, and thus has the three core competencies for online
investor relations. The EquityStory concern currently has a staff of 48 and
will realise sales revenue in the amount of 8 million Euros in

EquityStory AG
Robert Wirth

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

Seitzstraße 23
80538 München

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20.03.2008  Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Language:     English
Issuer:       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; Entry Standard
              in Frankfurt
End of News                                     DGAP News-Service

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