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EquityStory AG obtains approval as Primary Information Provider in the UK

EquityStory AG / Regulatory Approval/Product Launch

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EquityStory AG obtains approval as Primary Information Provider in the UK
The approval by UK’s Financial Services Authority signifies an important
building block for EquityStory’s European expansion plans

München / London – 10.06.2008

EquityStory AG has been approved as a Primary Information Provider (PIP) by
the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK. Henceforth IR.COCKPIT,
EquityStory`s interface managing regulated market information, complies
with the highest security standards in Europe. This approval for the UK
market creates an important building block for EquityStory group’s European
expansion plans.

All companies listed at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) are required to
fulfill the statutory duty of market notification via a Primary Information
Provider (PIP), who receive their permission from the FSA. Any approval
must comply with a catalogue of the strictest security criteria, which are
audited during an extensive approval procedure. EquityStory AG has
successfully undergone this approval procedure and therefore meets Europe’s
highest security requirements.

The Financial Services Authority’s approval is of key importance for
EquityStory’s European expansion plans as internationally operating
companies set a high value on having access to the largest European capital
market. Besides EquityStory, seven other companies are approved as a
Primary Information Providers for the UK market.

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About the EquityStory group of companies: 

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 AG (100%) and ARIVA.DE AG (25%)
EquityStory AG has entered the growth markets of online advertising and b2c
investor relations. The reporting operations are bundled in
the subsidiary Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ad-hoc-Publizität mbH (DGAP),
which is an institution for the fulfilment of regulatory publicity for
listed companies, and has been market leader since its founding in
1996. In its most recent development EquityStory AG has entered the new
online corporate communications business market for non-listed companies.
The EquityStory group employs financial analysts, communications experts
and software engineers, and thus combines the three core competencies in
online investor relations. The EquityStory group currently has a staff of
48 and generated turnover amounting to 8.3 million Euros in 2007.

EquityStory AG
Robert Wirth

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

Seitzstraße 23
80538 München

10.06.2008  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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