Guetersloh, Germany (ots) - Isolated reports indicate that
Bertelsmann intends to merge its US book clubs with the stock
market-listed Internet bookseller Barnesandnoble.com. This statement
is incorrect and has no basis in fact.
The integration of BOL.com and Clubs to transform Bertelsmann's
direct-to-customer businesses - with their 55 million customers -
into a community-based venture refers exclusively to the European and
Bertelsmann has a 36 percent interest in Barnesandnoble.com.
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