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25.11.2011

EquityStory AG remains on course for growth during Q3 2011

EquityStory AG  / Key word(s): Quarter Results/Forecast

25.11.2011 08:30

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EquityStory AG remains on course for growth during Q3 2011
Nine-month profits rise 37% over previous year

Munich - 25.11.2011 

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) has continued their positive
development in terms of revenues and profits for Q3 2011. For the period
July-September 2011, group revenue was EUR 2.936 million, a 33% increase
from Q3 of the previous year. EBIT rose to EUR 534 million, in accordance
with IFRS. The Group's net profit was EUR 360 million, equaling EUR 0.30
earnings per share according to DVFA / SG.

The first nine month of 2011 shows positive developments: revenues amount
to EUR 9.442 million, EBIT aggregates to EUR 1.840 million and Group
surplus is EUR 1.303 million. Profit per share is EUR 1.09, according to
DVFA / SG.

The two business segments 'Regulatory Information & News' and 'Products &
Services' formed the basis of Q3 revenue increases.

Market share for the distribution of ad hoc news in accordance with § 15
WpHG remained stable at the high level of 77.3%. During Q3 the increase of
the news volume continued at a decelerated level.

Due to recent turbulences on the financial markets the segment Products &
Services saw a decreased growth for the creation of media- and marketing
plans and their implementation.

Achim Weick, EquityStory AG's CEO stated: 'Despite the gloomy atmosphere on
the capital markets the EquityStory Group achieved excellent results for
9-month 2011. We continue to view our business prospects in 2011 positively
and therefore leave our forecast unchanged.'

Unchanged Positive Outlook

Management expects a 20-25% increase in revenue for the EquityStory Group
to EUR 12-12.5 million for the fiscal year 2011 and a 15-20% increase of
EBIT to EUR 3.2 - 3.35 million.

EquityStory's management will comment on the company results in today's
conference call beginning at 11 a.m. (CET) which will be transmitted live
via internet at www.equitystory.de.

Key figures (IFRS)                  Q1-Q3/2011     Q1-Q3/2010      +/-
 
Revenue (EUR million)                   9.442         6.700       +41%
EBIT (EUR million)                      1.840         1.410       +30%
Net profit (EUR million)                1.303          .953       +37%
Earnings per share DVFA/SG (EUR)         1.09          0.80       +36%
Cash flow DVFA/SG (EUR million)         1.460         1.073       +36%
Employees (period average)                 90            69       +30%
                                                                           
                                    30.09.2011     31.12.2010
 
Equity ratio (%)                           88            86        -
Liquid assets (EUR million)             2.349         1.842       +28% 
 
Further Notifications 9-month figures are unaudited. The complete half-year report can be found in www.equitystory.de's investor relations section, both as interactive and download version. 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 www.equitystory.de. About the EquityStory group Serving more than 6,000 customers the EquityStory 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 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 statutory requirements. In January 2011 EquityStory group acquired 100% of the shares of the web- and multimedia agency triplex neue medien GmbH. triplex designs advanced multimedia and Internet projects. This acquisition paves the way for further growth in the business area of online corporate communications. Moreover, the EquityStory group actively serves the markets for B2C investor relations, financial data and online advertising for the financial sector by the fully-owned affiliate financial.de 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 140 employees. Contact: Robert Wirth EquityStory AG Seitzstraße 23 D-80538 München Tel.: +49 89 21 02 98 - 34 Fax: +49 89 21 02 98 - 49 E-Mail: robert.wirth@equitystory.de www.equitystory.de 25.11.2011 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: EquityStory AG Seitzstraße 23 80538 München Germany Phone: +49(0)89 210298-0 Fax: +49(0)89 210298-49 E-mail: info@equitystory.com Internet: www.equitystory.de ISIN: DE0005494165 WKN: 549416 Listed: Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München (m:access), Stuttgart; Open Market (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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