Goldbach Group AG

EANS-Adhoc: Goldbach Group AG
Provisional net sales figures for the year 2010: Net sales growth both in offline and online

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18.01.2011

Ad hoc press release

Provisional net sales figures for the year 2010: Goldbach Group: Net sales growth both in offline and online

CHF 328 million in net sales - 7% net sales growth, 8% adjusted for currency effects - growth in both online and offline sectors - international business net sales portion at 21%

Kusnacht, January 18, 2011. The Goldbach Group, the leading advertising marketer for private electronic, interactive and mobile media in Switzerland, generated 7% in organic net sales growth in the 2010 business year with its international businesses in Germany, Austria, the Adriatic region and Eastern Europe. The basis of the provisional financial statement is comprised of CHF 328 million in net sales (prior year CHF 306 million). Once adjusted for negative currency effects, particularly the Euro, Zloty and Romanian Leu, the increase in net sales amounts to 8%. The share of total net sales generated in the offline sector was 64% (prior year 63%), while 36% of the total net sales generated from the online sector (prior year 37%). The portion of international business in the total net sales was 21% (prior year 20%).

The offline sector for the marketing of advertising time on private radio and television, with a primary focus on Switzerland, grew by 8%. In the online sector, which was influenced by efforts to improve the margin, there was a 5% growth in net sales.

The Romanian print sector, which has not been part of the core business since the 2008 business year, generated CHF 7 million in net sales in 2010 (prior year CHF 12 million). Including the print business, total net sales for the Group amounted to CHF 335 million (prior year CHF 318 million).

Information about the EBIT and the definitive sales figures will be published on March 3, 2011.

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Further inquiry note:
Paul Riesen, Germaine Müller
Tel.      +41 44 914 91 00
Mobile: +41 79 688 24 74
germaine.mueller@goldbachgroup.com
paul.riesen@goldbachgroup.com

Branche: Media
ISIN:      CH0004870942
WKN:        487094
Index:    SPI, SPIEX
Börsen:  SIX Swiss Exchange / Main Standard



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