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DGAP-Adhoc: Goldbach Group AG: Goldbach Group to sell web TV platform Wilmaa to its founder Thomas Gabathuler

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Goldbach Group AG: Goldbach Group to sell web TV platform Wilmaa to
its founder Thomas Gabathuler

22.12.2014 / 19:25
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Ad hoc press release

Goldbach Group to sell web TV platform Wilmaa to its founder Thomas

Küsnacht-Zürich, December 22nd, 2014. Goldbach Group AG, leading
communications expert for online marketing and the marketing of private
electronic, mobile and interactive media in German-speaking Europe, Poland
and the Adriatic region, is selling its 67% stake in Wilmaa GmbH to Thomas
Gabathuler. This will enable Goldbach to focus fully on its core business
as a neutral advertising aggregator.

As part of its strategy planning, Goldbach has decided to focus its efforts
on its core services as a digital sales house and agency business. This
enables Goldbach to operate in the market as a neutral advertising

As founder, CEO and minority shareholder, Thomas Gabathuler today plays a
key role in the ongoing development and operation of the Wilmaa GmbH web TV
platform. Mr Gabathuler has a 33% stake in Wilmaa GmbH, and will acquire
the remaining 67% of shares currently owned by the Goldbach Group as of 22
December 2014. He also holds a strategic interest in Wilmaa Digital World
AG, the operator of the Wilmaa TV Box. This move means that Wilmaa will
once again be fully owned by the "Father of Wilmaa", thereby ensuring that
the web TV platform and its services will continue to be developed and
promoted in the market. As a countermove to this, Goldbach is withdrawing
from the web TV platform business and will instead concentrate on
advertising the platform in relevant markets as part of a long-term
cooperation agreement.

Goldbach and Thomas Gabathuler are convinced that this step is critical for
the ongoing development of Wilmaa. Roland Wittmann, Chief Strategy Officer
of Goldbach Group, responsible for M&A: "Wilmaa and Goldbach will be
working together in a strategic partnership, each partner focused on its
core competence".

The price is subject to a confidentiality agreement.

Goldbach Group Company Profile
The Goldbach Group is the leading network for electronic communication
solutions and a logistics centre for the marketing and representation of
advertising in private electronic media in the areas of television,
internet television, radio, digital out of home, online display, in-game,
search advertising and mobile advertising. The company is based in
Switzerland (Kusnacht-Zurich) and is active in the whole DACH region
(Switzerland, Germany, Austria), in Poland and in the Adriatic region
(Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia). The Group's core business comprises planning,
consulting, creation, concept development, purchasing and implementation
through to assessment of the deployment of electronic offline and online
media and cross-media campaigns.

Goldbach Group has been quoted in the main standard of the SIX Swiss
Exchange since June 15th, 2007 resp. in the domestic standard since
December 8th, 2014 (Valor 487094, ISIN CH0004870942, Ticker-Symbol: GBMN).

Further information: oder

Goldbach Group AG
Germaine Müller, Project Manager Investor Relations
Seestrasse 39
8700 Küsnacht-Zurich
Phone +41 (44) 914 91 00
Fax +41 (44) 914 93 60

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Language:    English
Company:     Goldbach Group AG
             Seestrasse 39
             8700 Küsnacht-Zürich
Phone:       +41 44 914 91 00
Fax:         +41 44 914 93 60
ISIN:        CH0004870942
Valor:       487094
Listed:      Foreign Exchange(s) SIX

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