United Internet AG

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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / United Internet posts most successful 1st quarter of its history Earnings per share up 46.2%

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- quaterly report 07.05.2008 Ad hoc announcement acc. to Sec. 15 WpHG United Internet posts most successful 1st quarter of its history Earnings per share up 46.2% Montabaur, May 7, 2008. The Management Board of United Internet AG today adopted the Group's consolidated results according to IFRS for the first quarter of 2008. There was strong year-on-year growth in all key performance indicators. Consolidated sales of United Internet AG achieved year-on-year growth of 19.3%, from EUR 336.9 million to EUR 402.0 million. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) grew by 31.2%, from EUR 63.4 million to EUR 83.2 million. Net income grew by 46.0%, from EUR 30.9 million (comparable prior-year figure) to EUR 45.1 million. Earnings per share (EPS) climbed 46.2%, from EUR 0.13 (comparable prior-year figure) to EUR 0.19. |Quarter comparison in EUR |Q1 2007 |Q1 2008 |Growth | |million | | | | |Sales |336.9 |402.0 |19.3 % | |EBITDA |63.4 |83.2 |31.2 % | |Net income |30.9 |45.1 |46.0 % | |EPS in EUR |0.13 |0.19 |46.2 % | The number of fee-based customer contracts grew to 7.46 million as of March 31, 2008 (prior year: 6.55 million). Of this total, the Information Management product line accounted for 1.24 million (prior year: 1.12 million), the Webhosting business for 3.31 million (prior year: 2.92 million), of which 1.63 million were outside Germany (prior year: 1.30 million), and Internet Access for 2.91 million (prior year: 2.51 million), of which 2.78 million were DSL contracts (prior year: 2.36 million). In comparison with March 31, 2007 the number of telephony customers grew by 540,000 to 1.91 million. Over 1 billion telephone minutes were completed per month (prior year: 780 million). |Customer contracts in million |31.03.2007 |31.12.2007 |31.03.2008 | |Information Management |1.12 |1.21 |1.24 | |Webhosting |2.92 |3.21 |3.31 | |thereof abroad |1.30 |1.55 |1.63 | |Internet Access |2.51 |2.81 |2.91 | |thereof DSL |2.36 |2.67 |2.78 | |Total |6.55 |7.23 |7.46 | The report on the 1st quarter of 2008 will be published on May 9, 2008. end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: United Internet AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Marcus Schaps Head of Press and Public Relations United Internet AG Elgendorfer Strasse 57 56410 Montabaur Germany Tel: +49 2602/96-1076 Fax: +49 2602/96-1013 E-mail: mschaps@united-internet.de Internet: www.united-internet.de Branche: Telecommunications Services ISIN: DE0005089031 WKN: 508903 Index: Midcap Market Index, TecDAX, CDAX, HDAX, 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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