d+s europe AG

D+S europe AG: Apax has secured 91.63 percent of voting rights

- Extended acceptance period expired - Takeover successfully concluded

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Hamburg (euro adhoc) - Hamburg, July 28, 2008. The voluntary public takeover offer for D+S europe AG (ISIN: DE0005336804) by Pyramus S.à r.l. raised wide interest amongst the shareholders. After expiration of the first acceptance period, the investment company which belongs to Apax Partners, had already secured 85.01 percent of the nominal capital of D+S europe AG. During the extended acceptance period from July 9 to July 22, 2008 1.96 percent of the nominal capital of D+S europe AG were tendered in favor of Pyramus. Off-market Pyramus purchased further 3.93 percent of D+S europe AG´s shares during the extended acceptance period. Additionally, 0.73 percent of the nominal capital of D+S europe AG were purchased outside the offer on the stock exchange and were transferred to the bidder after the expiration of the extended acceptance period. Pyramus thus secured overall 91.63 percent of the nominal capital of D+S europe AG and successfully completed the takeover.

Management of D+S europe AG is pleased to have found a long-term oriented investor and strong partner, who will support the initiated growth course of the company.

About D+S europe: D+S europe AG with over 6,000 employees Europe-wide is the leading solutions provider for comprehensive e-commerce and customer contact management. Regardless of the communication channel, whether via fixed or mobile networks, the Internet, TV or in writing, D+S europe manages the contacts of internationally leading enterprises with millions of private customers. For renowned brand manufacturers D+S europe operates online shops and Europe-wide e-commerce business. D+S europe AG´s share is listed in Prime Standard and in SDAX. For further information please refer to www.dseurope.ag.

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Further inquiry note:
D+S europe AG, Kapstadtring 10, 22297 Hamburg
Director Corporate Communications & Marketing
Thiess Johannssen, Telefon: +49 (0) 40.4114-1400, Telefax: +49 (0) 40.4114-3399
t.johannssen@dseurope.ag

Branche: Advertising
ISIN:      DE0005336804
WKN:        533680
Index:    SDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime 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 München / free trade



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