United Internet AG

EANS-Adhoc: United Internet sells its directly held freenet shares

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 26.08.2009 In an over-the-counter transaction, United Internet AG (ISIN DE0005089031) today sold the 10,798,817 shares (corresponding to 8.43% of voting rights) which it held directly in freenet AG, Büdelsdorf. The proceeds from the sale amounted to EUR 93.95 million, corresponding to a price of EUR 8.70 / share. United Internet expects to post an extraordinary income from the sale of the freenet shares. Contrary to this positive result, it is currently expected that the carrying value of shares held by United Internet in Versatel will be written down in the third quarter due to the falling market price of Versatel shares. The size of the write-down will depend on the closing Xetra price of the Versatel AG share on September 30, 2009. As of the current date, United Internet expects the two aforementioned divergent effects to result in an extraordinary positive income of around EUR 20 million in the third quarter of 2009. Together with Drillisch AG, Maintal, United Internet continues to hold 12,751,183 shares (corresponding to 9.96% of voting rights) in freenet AG via the jointly held company MSP Holding GmbH, in which each company holds a 50% stake. In addition, Drillisch AG holds shares in freenet AG. The contractual voting commitment between United Internet and Drillisch remains unchanged, so that the share of voting rights held by United Internet AG still about 17 % after the sale of the freenet shares it held directly. 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: Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard Berlin / free trade Hamburg / free trade Stuttgart / free trade Düsseldorf / free trade Hannover / free trade München / free trade

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