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EquityStory AG consistently develops growth areas in Q1 2009

EquityStory AG / Quarter Results

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EquityStory AG consistently develops growth areas in Q1 2009
Profit per share is EUR .25

Munich - 29.05.2009

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) continued to develop the new growth
areas in Q1 2009 and began the fiscal year 2009 in profit. In the first
three months of 2009 the group achieved revenues of EUR 2,078 million,
corresponding to a revenue decline of 7 per cent against Q1 of the previous
year. EBIT according to IFRS totalled EUR .455 million. The group result
was EUR .302 million equalling earnings per share according to DVFA / SG of
EUR .25.

Revenue development differed between the various business segments. The
segment Regulatory Information & News declined due to the financial market
crisis. On the other hand, Products & Services posted further increases.

As a result of the strong decline in the segment Regulatory Information &
News in the last three quarters, management expects at least one more
difficult quarter for this segment. However, management is confident of
compensating the revenue decline in the course of the second half-year with
the growth of new business activities in the segment Products & Services.

EquityStory AG continues to focus on growth. In the difficult market
environment, the adopted strategy of developing new growth markets and
positioning the company more independently from international capital
markets, temporarily results in lower profits. However, current success in
the business segment Online Corporate Communications and the establishment
of EquityStory's Russian affiliate shows that the new business activities
will already become income-effective in the second half-year.

The combination of a strong market position, a very scalable business
model, an excellent equity base, healthy cash flow and, above all, a highly
motivated team form a solid basis for the EquityStory group to play a
leading role in the growth market of online corporate communications, both
nationally and internationally.

EquityStory's management will comment on the company results in today's
conference call from 11:00 am (CET) to be transmitted live via internet at

Important figures according to IFRS Q1/2009 Q1/2008 change

Sales (EUR million) 2.078 2.226 - 7%
EBIT (EUR million) .455 .818 - 44%
Net profit (EUR million) .302 .559 - 46%
Earnings per share DVFA/SG (EUR) .25 .47 - 47%
Cash Flow DVFA/SG (EUR million) .340 .604 - 44%
Cash and cash equivalents (EUR million) 1.857 .479 + 288%
Clients 2,500 1,375 + 82%
Personnel (concern / end of period) 56 47 + 19%

Further Notifications:

Q1 figures are unaudited.

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About EquityStory concern

With more than 2,500 customers EquityStory is a leading provider in the
German-language area for online corporate communication services.

Corporate customers from Europe and North America use its 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% affiliate
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ad-hoc-Publizität mbH (DGAP), an institution for
the compliance of stock-listed companies with regulatory requirements. With
its business unit Online Corporate Communications DGAP addresses non
stock-listed companies with a comprehensive offer.

EquityStory group's investments in AG (100%) and ARIVA.DE AG
(25.44%) has opened the markets for b2c investor relations, and the supply
of financial data and advertising in the financial sector.

The EquityStory group employs a total of 102 employees in its offices in
Munich, Kiel, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Moscow and Budapest.

EquityStory AG
Robert Wirth

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

Seitzstraße 23
80538 München
29.05.2009 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

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