ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

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DISCLOSURE UNDER SEC. 15 OF THE GERMAN SECURITIES TRADING ACT ProSiebenSat.1 Group Pre-tax Income Doubles for the second quarter 2003 Group revenues down six percent
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Munich, August 7, 2003. Despite the ongoing advertising crisis, the ProSiebenSat.1 Group nearly doubled its pre-tax income in the second quarter of fiscal 2003. Although Group revenues were down 6 percent against the comparable quarter of the previous year, to EUR 466.9 million, the television corporation boosted its pre-tax income from EUR 16.8 million to EUR 33.2 million against the same period of 2002. All the Group’s full-service channels showed a profit on the second quarter. Station Sat.1 was back in the black for the first time since 2000. News channel N24 improved its pre-tax income by 29 percent. The television corporation’s gratifying earnings performance resulted from extensive cost-cutting and optimization measures that significantly reduced the Group’s total expenses and substantially improved its organizational efficiency.

The sharp earnings increase between April and June means that in all, the ProSiebenSat.1 Group earned a profit in the first half of 2003. Group pre-tax income, at EUR 2.5 million, was well above the first-quarter loss of EUR -30.8 million. In the first half of 2002, the ProSiebenSat.1 Group generated pre-tax income of EUR 25.3 million. Group revenues for the first six months of the current year were EUR 878.2 million, down 11 percent from the same period last year. EBITDA for the period reached EUR 58.1 million, following EUR 85.2 million the previous year. EBIT, at EUR 39.0 million, was down EUR 20.0 million from the first six months of 2002. Cash flow calculated by DVFA/SG methods amounted to EUR 533.8 million, and DVFA/SG earnings per share were EUR -0.01, following EUR 0.08. The Group’s business performance for the first half of 2003 significantly felt the impact of the severe slump in the television advertising market in the first quarter. Although the market recovered slightly between April and June, it still remained below the level from the same period last year.

You will find further information about the interim figures at www.ProSiebenSat1.com.

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Further inquiry note: Dr. Torsten Rossmann Company Spokesman ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG Medienallee 7 D-85774 Unterföhring Tel.: +49 [89] 95 07-11 80 Fax: +49 [89] 95 07-11 84 E-mail: Torsten.Rossmann@ProSiebenSat1.com Press release online: www.ProSiebenSat1.com

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