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ComBOTS AG: Contribution of parts of the United Internet shareholding to an affiliated company - Reclassification as financial investment

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Karlsruhe/Germany, December 27, 2007. ComBOTS AG announces that, based on today´s decision by the Executive Board and Supervisory Board, it is to contribute 17 million out of its total of 23.2 million shares in United Internet AG to ComBOTS International GmbH, Karlsruhe, a wholly owned affiliate - through ComBOTS Product GmbH. A decision will be taken in due time about the contribution value of the shares in the commercial balance sheet as of December 31, 2007 involving a possible realization of hidden reserves in the commercial balance sheet 2007 of ComBOTS AG. At the same time, the company announces that the entire shareholding of the Group in United Internet is qualified as a pure financial investment whose economic development is continuously reviewed against the backdrop of the capital market situation.

Explanations: Since the divestiture of its Portal business in 2005 ComBOTS AG has held a total of 23.2 million shares in United Internet AG with a carrying value of EUR 6.65 per share in the commercial balance sheet. Based on current share prices (Xetra closing price on December 21, 2007: EUR 16.62), the contributed 17 million shares currently include hidden reserves of EUR 169.5 million.

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Branche: Online
ISIN:      DE000CMBT111
WKN:        CMBT11
Index:    CDAX, 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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