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freenet AG continues its successful development in Q2/2012

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6-month report


Büdelsdorf, 7 August 2012 (euro adhoc) - freenet AG continues its positive
first-quarter performance in the second quarter of 2012. Based on this, the
freenet AG Executive Board confirms the full-year guidance, which was published
in March 2012 in connection with the 2011 preliminary figures.
In the first half of 2012, freenet AG generated group EBITDA (earnings before
interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) of 170.7 million euros, versus
162.3 million euros in the first six months of 2011. At 124.0 million euros,
free cash flow* for the first half 2012 was on par with the previous year.
The Group generated revenue of 1.49 billion euros in the first six months of
2012 as expected (1st Half 2011: 1.55 billion euros). Thereby freenet AG
increased its first-half Group result by 35.3 million euros or 75.3 percent
year-on-year to 82.2 million euros.
The number of (postpaid) contract customers remained stable at 5.69 million in
Q2/2012, while the no-frills customer base increased by 80,000 during the same
period, to 2.54 million. At the end of the second quarter of 2012, the total
number of mobile communication customers was 14.46 million.
The monthly average revenue per user (ARPU) for the half-year was on par with
that of the first half 2011: 23.5 euros.
The complete freenet AG interim report for the first half of 2012 will be
available for download shortly at http://www.freenet-group.de/investor.
*Free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operating activities, minus
investments in property, plant and equipment and intangible assets, plus
proceeds from the disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible
assets.


Further inquiry note:
freenet AG
Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)40 51306-778
E-Mail: ir@freenet.ag

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company:     freenet AG
             Hollerstraße 126
             D-24782 Büdelsdorf
phone:       +49 (0)4331 691000
mail:     ir@freenet.ag
WWW:      http://www.freenet-group.de
sector:      Telecommunications
ISIN:        DE000A0Z2ZZ5
indexes:     Midcap Market Index, TecDAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share,
             Technology All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Hannover, Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf,
             Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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