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26.11.2009

EquityStory AG reports on figures for third quarter 2009

EquityStory AG / Interim Report

26.11.2009 

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DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.
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EquityStory AG holds its position in the third quarter 2009 and continues
to focus on growth

Munich - 26.11.2009

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) sustained its position in the difficult
market environment and sees a moderate decrease in turnover. In the months
from July to September 2009 the group generated revenues of EUR 1.976
million. This figure corresponds to a decline of 8 per cent compared with
the third quarter of the previous year. EBIT according to IFRS was EUR .365
million. The group profit totalled EUR .261 million. This equals a result
according to DVFA / SG standards of EUR .22 per share.

The first nine months of 2009 show the following picture: revenues amount
to EUR 6.068 million, EBIT aggregates to EUR 1.121 million and the group
surplus to EUR .764 million. The profit per share according to DVFA / SG is
EUR .64.

As in the first half year of 2009, the revenue development significantly
differed between the two business segments. The difficult capital market
situation is mirrored by a significant decrease of the regulatory news
volume in the segment Regulatory Information & News. On the other hand, the
segment Products & Services generated an increase in revenues. The positive
results of the area Reports & Webcasts contribute especially to this
success.

Achim Weick, Chairman of EquityStory AG's Board stated: 'In a capital
market environment that is characterised by an increasing number of
insolvencies, delistings, withdrawals from regulated market segments and
missing initial public offerings, our company did well in the third quarter
of 2009. We continue to focus on growth and want to take the opportunities
opening up especially in these difficult times. For this reason we keep on
investing in the new business areas. We accept the temporary decrease in
EBIT as we are convinced that we can generate a sustained increase in value
for all our stakeholders in the following years.'

Today Achim Weick will comment on the company's results in a conference
call at 11:00 am (CET) to be transmitted live online at www.equitystory.de.


Key figures
(IFRS)
                                        Q1-Q3 2009     Q1-Q3 2008     +/-
Sales (EUR million)                          6.068          6.667     -9%
EBIT (EUR million)                           1.121          2.270    -51%
Net profit (EUR million)                      .764          1.616    -53%
Earnings per share (EUR)                       .64           1.36    -53%
Cash Flow (EUR million) DVFA/SG               .879          1.737    -49%
Employees (period average)                      55             49    +12%
                                        30.09.2009     31.12.2008
Equity ratio (%)                                89             79       -
Liquid assets (EUR million)                   .313          1.189    -74%
Clients                                      3,300          2,500    +32%


Further notifications: The figures for the third quarter 2009 are unaudited. The complete quarterly report can be found at www.equitystory.de's investor relations section as interactive version or download. You can also instantly receive company notifications of EquityStory AG on your mobile device. You will be informed via text messages and offered to download the news to your mobile phone. Please register in the investor relations section at www.equitystory.de. About the EquityStory group With more than 3,000 customers the EquityStory concern 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. In addition to 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. With its business unit Online Corporate Communications DGAP addresses non stock-listed companies with a comprehensive offer. Moreover, EquityStory group's investments in financial.de AG (100 %) and ARIVA.DE AG (25.44 %) opened the markets for b2c investor relations, supply of financial data and advertising in the financial sector. The EquityStory group employs a total of more than 100 employees in its offices in Munich, Kiel, Hamburg, Zurich, Moscow and Budapest. Contact: EquityStory AG Inga Dormehl Tel +49(0)89 2102 98-147 Fax +49(0)89 2102 98-49 Email inga.dormehl@equitystory.de Seitzstr. 23 80358 München www.equitystory.de 26.11.2009 Financial News distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: EquityStory AG Seitzstraße 23 80538 München Deutschland 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, Stuttgart; Entry Standard in Frankfurt End of News DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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