d+s europe AG

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Ad-hoc Release pursuant to § 15 WpHG D+S europe AG: 11 8 99 Auskunft Service GmbH associate of D+S europe AG to partner with major media concern

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21.06.2006

HAMBURG, June 21, 2006. D+S europe AG (ISIN DE0005336804), a leading service provider, holds a minority interest in 11 8 99 Auskunft Service GmbH, which has attracted Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck as a further strategic partner. The media company will become actively involved in marketing for 11 8 99. The current shareholders will transfer part of their previous holdings to the new shareholder, which will then hold a total of 25.2 % of the shares of 11 8 99 Auskunft Service GmbH. Following the transaction, which is expected to be closed on June 21, 2006, D+S europe AG will hold 29% of the shares in the directory assistance company.

The acquisition of the shares is subject to approval by the competition authorities.

11 8 99, which became active on April 26, 2006, plans to achieve a position of leadership in Germany as a directory assistance portal that offers a user-driven portfolio of cross-media services. A unique social sponsoring model makes this portal stand out against its competition. 11 8 99 donates a specific amount to Deutsche Krebshilfe—the German cancer society—for each directory assistance call processed. 11 8 99’s partners already include D+S europe AG as its exclusive service provider for project and customer-contact management as well as the YellowMap AG subsidiary of CAS Software AG as its content and online partner.

D+S europe AG is listed on the SDAX segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company is present in 11 German states as well as in Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic with over 3,000 group employees and ranks among Germany’s largest outsourcing service providers for marketing and customer-process management. D+S europe AG expects consolidated revenues of over EUR170 million for the current year. Operating EBIT is expected to exceed EUR18.5 million and earnings per share (EpS) 38 cents.

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Further inquiry note:
D+S europe AG, Investor Relations, Henning Soltau,
Tel.: +49 (0) 40/4114-3331

Branche: Media
ISIN:      DE0005336804
WKN:        533680
Index:    CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing/prime
              standard
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade



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