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30.05.2008

EquityStory AG again shows leap in results in Q1 2008

EquityStory AG / Quarter Results

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EquityStory AG again reports leap in results for Q1 2008
Net income reaches new quarterly record high

Munich – 30 May 2008

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) has had a successful start into the
fiscal year 2008. During the first three months in 2008, the group realised
sales of € 2.226 million equaling an increase of 11 per cent compared to Q1
2007. According to IFRS standards, the EBIT rose by 29 per cent to € .818
million. The net income amounted to € .559. As a result, the profit per
share in accordance with DVFA / SG (German Association of Financial
Analysis and Asset Management/Schmalenbach Financial Institute) is € 0.47.

EquityStory AG managed to achieve an excellent quarterly result despite the
unstable condition of the financial markets. This once again shows the
viability of its business model. The notification volume rose by
28 per cent due to the higher number of existing customers and a special
item, which resulted from the fact that the Transparency Directive
Implementation Law became effective only on 20 January 2007, effectively
losing three working weeks.

Particularly the newly launched Online Corporate Communications business
unit showed a very positive development. 125 new customers could already be
acquired by the end of the first quarter. Since the business unit in
Frankfurt was not fully operational before the end of March, the management
anticipates continuous strong growth for the remaining year 2008. This
effect will compensate weaker sales growth among listed companies, due to
the lack of IPOs.

The entry volume in the Distribution & Media unit declined strongly, which
is mainly reflected by a low turnover. However, the management expects
media entries to recover as soon as the situation in the financial markets
will stabilise.

The board of directors reaffirmed its annual forecast of a sales growth by
20 to 30 per cent and a disproportionate increase in the EBIT.

Today EquityStory AG´s Board of Directors 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.

Important figures according to IFRS      Q1 2008     Q1 2007    +/-

Sales (€ million)                          2.226       2.000    11%
EBIT (€ million)                            .818        .634    29%
Net profit (€ million)                      .559        .425    32%
Earnings per share DVFA/SG (€)              0.47        0.36    31%
Cash Flow according to DVFA/SG (€ million)  .604        .479    26%
Liquid assets (€ million)                   .479        .294    63%
Staff (end of period)                         47          42    12%
Further notifications: Q1-figures are unaudited. You can also instantly receive free company notifications of EquityStory AG on your mobile device. We will inform you via text messages and offer you the ability to download the news to your mobile phone. Please register in the investor relations section at www.equitystory.de. 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 financial.de 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. Contact: EquityStory AG Robert Wirth Tel +49(0)89 210298-34 Fax +49(0)89 210298-49 Email robert.wirth@equitystory.de Seitzstraße 23 80538 München www.equitystory.de 30.05.2008 Financial News transmitted by DGAP ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Issuer: 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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