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28.11.2008

EquityStory AG remains on course for sustained growth during the third quarter of 2008

EquityStory AG / Quarter Results/Change in Forecast

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EquityStory AG remains on course for sustained growth during the third
quarter of 2008
Segment Online Corporate Communications featuring strong customer growth
 
 
Munich – 28.11.2008
 
EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) improved its results during the third
quarter of 2008. In the months from July to September 2008 the group
realised sales revenues of € 2.139 million. This figure corresponds to an
increase of 8 per cent compared with the third quarter of the previous
year. In accordance with IFRS, EBIT amounted to € .713 million. The group
profit totalled € .530 million, an increase of 13 per cent. This equals a
result per share according to DVFA / SG standards of € 0.45.
 
The first nine months of 2008 produced the following results: revenues
amounting to € 6.667 million, EBIT aggregates to € 2.270 million, and group
surplus up to € 1.616 million. Thus the profit per share according to
DVFA/SG reached a new record high of € 1.36 – an increase of 26 per cent
against the previous year.

The recently established segment Online Corporate Communications developed
exceedingly well. 600 new customers were won by the end of the third
quarter, of which 300 alone were in Q3. Due to the dynamics of the
business, a strong end of year rush is to be expected.

Due to the situation on the financial markets, EquityStory’s executive
board believes that the increase of revenues from 20 to 30 per cent
expected at the beginning of the year will not be achievable and instead
expects a revenue increase of 10 to 20 per cent compared with the previous
year, with EBIT increasing disproportionately.

Achim Weick, CEO of EquityStory AG states: 'Currently the intensifying
crisis in the financial markets limits new business opportunities in the
environment of stock-listed companies. Despite this, we have managed to
further increase revenues and profits. Towards the end of the year we
expect the best quarter in our company´s history.'

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) is projected to approximately € .400 million in the
fourth quarter 2008. While the submission services are performed throughout
the year, the settlement of accounts is performed year´s end.

EquityStory AG’s business model demonstrates again its strength, especially
in the present financial market crisis. However the company cannot entirely
disconnect itself from the market environment, which, is mirrored by lower
revenues from IPOs and in the segment Distribution & Media. All services
for the compliance of legal requirements have proven to be very robust. The
EquityStory group is perfectly positioned, with no liabilities to banks.
After the full return of the loan for the acquisition of financial.de AG,
the equity-to-assets ratio rose to 81 per cent.

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.-    
                                   30.09.2008       30.09.2007      +/-
 
Sales (€ million)                     6.667            6.019        +11%
EBIT (€ million)                      2.270            2.034        +12%
Net profit (€ million)                1.616            1.284        +26%
Earnings per share DVFA/SG (€)         1.36             1.08        +26%
Cash Flow DVFA/SG (€ million)         1.737            1.447        +20%
Cash and cash equivalents (€ million)   831              738        +13% 


Further notifications: Nine-month-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 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 28.11.2008 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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