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Barclays Private Equity announces tender offer to shareholders of COMPUTERLINKS AG

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17.06.2008 Ad-hoc release pursuant to § 15 German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - WpHG) COMPUTERLINKS Aktiengesellschaft, Stefan George Ring 23, 81929 Munich - Barclays Private Equity announces tender offer to shareholders of COMPUTERLINKS AG . The acquisition company Platin 274.GmbH, in which a fund managed by Barclays Private Equity holds an indirect participation, intends to offer to COMPUTERLINKS shareholders EUR 15.50 per share in a voluntary public tender offer, and is aiming for a minimum acceptance rate of 75 percent. . COMPUTERLINKS AG is positive about the offer and will examine it thoroughly Munich, 17 June 2008 The acquisition company Platin 274.GmbH (to be renamed in CSS Computer Security Solutions Erwerbs GmbH), in which currently one, and in the future several, funds managed by Barclays Private Equity Limited ("Barclays Private Equity") hold an indirect participation, today announced pursuant to § 10 Takeover Act (Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetz - WpÜG) to submit a voluntary public tender offer of EUR 15.50 per bearer share to the shareholders of COMPUTERLINKS AG. The offer price thus equates to a premium of 38.9 percent on the Xetra closing price of the COMPUTERLINKS share on Monday 16 June 2008, and of 31.6 percent on the volume-weighted average Xetra price of the COMPUTERLINKS share over the past three months. The takeover offer will be subject to the condition of a minimum acceptance rate of 75 percent and the approval of the relevant regulatory authorities. Barclays Private Equity has stated that as the new majority shareholder it wants to support the company in its long-term development, and to contribute towards COMPUTERLINKS AG expanding its position as market leader in Europe through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. In the context of the company's further development and its plans for international expansion, the management board of COMPUTERLINKS AG, in principle, welcomes the commitment of a financial investor experienced in the field of medium-sized German companies. The management board has therefore decided, in the interests of the company, its shareholders and its employees, and after having consulted the supervisory board, to thoroughly examine the offer announced by Barclays Private Equity. Munich, 17 June 2008 The Management Board COMPUTERLINKS Aktiengesellschaft Stefan George Ring 23 81929 Munich Tel: +49 89 93099 227 Fax: +49 89 93099 195 Email: end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: ComputerLinks AG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Daniela Drygalla Tel: +49(0) 89 93099227 Branche: Computing & Information Technology ISIN: DE0005448807 WKN: 544880 Index: CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share Börsen: Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard Börse Berlin / free trade Börse Hamburg / free trade Börse Stuttgart / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Börse Hannover / free trade Börse München / free trade

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