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26.08.2008

EquityStory AG demonstrates excellent results for the second quarter 2008

EquityStory AG / Half Year Results/Interim Report

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EquityStory AG demonstrates excellent results for the second quarter 2008
Half-year profits gain 33 per cent compared to the previous year

München – 26.08.2008

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) remains on course for growth during the
second quarter of 2008. In the months from April to June 2008 the group
realised sales revenues of € 2.302 million. This figure corresponds to an
increase of 13 per cent compared with the second quarter of the previous
year. In accordance with IFRS, EBIT rose by 8 per cent to € .739 million.
The group profit totalled € .527 million. This equals a result per share
according to DVFA / SG standards of EUR 0.44.

The first half of 2008 shows the following picture: 
 · revenues are at € 4.528 million
 · EBIT adds up to € 1.557 million
 · group surplus amounts to € 1.086 million 

Therefore the result per share according to DVFA/SG standards reached a new
record high of 0.91, equaling an increase of 32 per cent compared to
previous year.

Achim Weick, EquityStory AG‘s CEO: 'Although we could not win as many new
stock-listed customers as we would have liked in the first half-year, due
to the fact that there were so few IPOs, EquityStory AG continues its
growth path. This shows how just how well our entity is positioned.'

Furthermore the newly established business line ‘Online Corporate
Communications’ developed very pleasingly. By the end of the second quarter
2008, 300 new customers had been acquired. This business line will be
profitable in its first year if this development continues in the second
half-year.

The contribution to turnover from the submission of stock-listed companies’
annual financial statements at the elektronischer Bundesanzeiger (German
governmental internet platform for annual financial statements of
incorporated companies), should in the fourth quarter 2008 be in the region
of around € .400 million. While the submission services are performed
throughout the year the settlement of accounts is done at the end of the
year. Unaffected by this are any additional revenues from company
subsidiaries and non stock-listed companies, all being charged immediately
after provision of service.

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

                                        01.01.-        01.01.-
                                     30.06.2008     30.06.2007      +/-

Sales (€ million)                       4.528          4.039        +12%
EBIT (€ million)                        1.557          1.321        +18%
Net profit (€ million)                  1.086           .817        +33%
Earnings per share DVFA/SG (€)           0.91           0.69        +32%
Cash Flow according to DVFA/SG
(€ million)                             1.168           .927        +26%




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Half-year-figures are unaudited.

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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 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
51 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
26.08.2008  Financial News transmitted by DGAP
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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
 
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