d+s europe AG

D+S europe AG: Annual General Meeting supports growth strategy

– All items on agenda adopted by overwhelming majority of votes – Earnings forecast for 2009 raised by more than 10% to over EUR 1 per share

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Hamburg (euro adhoc) - HAMBURG, 7 June 2007. D+S europe AG (ISIN: DE0005336804), a leading provider of integrated customer management solutions, will continue to grow profitably. This was confirmed by Achim Plate, CEO of D+S europe AG, at today's Annual General Meeting. The takeover of the Heycom Group announced in March 2007 ushered in the latest phase of growth for D+S europe AG, which has experienced a strong upward trend for several years. "Assuming the corporate tax reform approved by the Bundestag goes into effect, we are anticipating earnings of over EUR 1 per share and sales of around EUR 390 million for 2009," Plate said. D+S europe AG has therefore raised its profit forecast for the year 2009 by over 10%.

In the past years, D+S europe AG has evolved from a call center service provider into a leading provider of integrated customer management solutions. The successful integration of several acquisitions has assisted in this evolution. The Annual General Meeting fully endorsed the growth strategy of the management and also approved the proposed capital measures to be carried out with the existing authorized capital.

The impressive growth of D+S europe AG continued unabated in the year 2006. Net sales rose by 49% to reach EUR 164.8 million, up from EUR 110.9 in 2005. EBIT grew disproportionately by 95%, from EUR 9.7 million in the previous year to EUR 18.9 million in 2006. Earnings per share, adjusted for one-off expenses, increased by 81%, rising from 21 cents in 2005 to 38 cents in the past financial year.

For the current 2007 financial year, D+S europe AG expects sales to increase by another 45% to around EUR 240 million and EBIT to rise disproportionately by 75%, reaching over EUR 33 million. Earnings per share are expected to reach between 50 and 55 cents. If the corporate tax reform approved by the Bundestag takes effect in 2008, the deferred taxes from existing loss carryforwards will decrease, leading to a non-recurring reduction of earnings by around 5 cents per share for 2007. The figures published for the first quarter have already completely confirmed the course of expansion set for 2007.

The positive effects of the corporate tax reform will be felt in the coming years, leading to a projected improvement in earnings as early as 2008. With the commencement of the tax law, D+S europe AG anticipates earnings per share of over 80 cents in 2008, compared to 70 to 75 cents without the tax reform.

On D+S europe:

D+S europe AG is one of the leading solutions providers for comprehensive customer management. Regardless of the communication channel, whether by landline, mobile phone, Internet, TV or in writing, D+S europe manages contacts between its clients and their most important assets, their private customers. For its clients D+S europe connects, provides contents and carries out billing procedures. Clients´ customer management processes can be completely outsourced: from identifying interesting contacts via establishing the ideal contact channel and contacting to collection services, if required. Application of the latest technologies results in utmost client and end-customer satisfaction. Internationally leading enterprises cooperate with D+S europe and are serviced by over 4,300 employees at locations all over Germany as well as in Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic.  D+S europe AG´s share is listed in Prime Standard and in SDAX.

For further information please visit www.dseurope.ag.

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Further inquiry note:
D+S europe AG, Kapstadtring 10, 22297 Hamburg
Director Corporate Communications & Marketing
Thiess Johannssen, telephone: +49 (0) 40.4114-1400, telefax: +49 (0)

Branche: Advertising
ISIN:      DE0005336804
WKN:        533680
Index:    CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share, SDAX
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing/prime
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-WĂĽrttembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse DĂĽsseldorf / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade

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