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28.08.2009

EquityStory AG reports on figures for second quarter 2009

EquityStory AG / Half Year Results

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EquityStory AG reports on figures for second quarter 2009
Leading provider for online corporate communication continues to focus on
growth

Munich - 28.08.2009

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) managed to sustain its position in a
difficult market environment. In the months from April to June 2009 the
group generated sales revenues of EUR 2,014 million. This figure
corresponds to a decline of 12 per cent compared with the second quarter of
the previous year. EBIT according to IFRS was EUR .300 million. The group
profit totalled EUR .201 million. This equals a result according to DVFA /
SG standards of EUR .17 per share.

The entire first half year 2009 shows the following picture: revenues
amount to EUR 4,092 million, EBIT aggregates to EUR .756 million and the
group surplus to EUR .503 million. The profit per share according to DVFA /
SG is EUR .42.

As in the first quarter, revenue development differed between the various
business segments. Whereas the segment Regulatory Information & News showed
a declining tendency due to the financial market crisis, the areas Products
& Services and Websites & Platforms showed robustness. The segment Reports
& Webcasts continued to develop very positively.

Achim Weick, Chairman of EquityStory AG's Board stated: 'As we expected,
the second quarter was difficult. However, we continue to focus on our
adopted strategy of developing new growth markets and positioning the
company more independently from international capital markets. This will
temporarily result in lower profits in the current difficult environment
but will prove to be beneficial for EquityStory AG in the mid-term.'
   
Although the segment Regulatory Information & News did not see a change of
trend, management is confident to be able to compensate the revenue decline
in the course of the second half-year by many promising business
activities.

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.

Key figures according to (IFRS)  01.01.-       01.01.-         change
                                 30.06.2009    30.06.2008
Sales (EUR million)                  4,092        4,528        -  10%
EBIT (EUR million)                    .756        1,557        -  51%
Net profit (EUR million)              .503        1,086        -  54%
Earnings per share DVFA/SG (EUR)       .42          .91        -  54%
Cash Flow DVFA/SG (EUR million)       .580        1,168        -  50%
Clients                              3,000        1,500        + 100%


                                 30.06.2009    31.12.2008      change
Equity ratio                           87%          79%             -
Liquid assets (EUR million)           .286        1,189        -  76%
Employees at the end of period
(concern)                              55            56        -   2%
Further notifications: The figures for the second quarter are unaudited. The complete annual 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, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Moscow and Budapest. 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 28.08.2009 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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