DGAP-Adhoc: Axel Springer AG: Hellman & Friedman plans placement of Axel Springer shares




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DGAP-Adhoc: Axel Springer AG: Hellman & Friedman plans placement of Axel Springer shares

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Axel Springer AG / Miscellaneous

30.06.2008

Release of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.
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Axel Springer AG: Hellman & Friedman plans placement of Axel Springer
shares

Hellman & Friedman LLC has notified the Management Board of Axel Springer
AG that it is considering a placement of approximately ten percent of Axel
Springer shares. Hellman & Friedman has held a 19.4 percent stake in the
company since the fall of 2003. A precondition for such a placement will be
a sufficiently attractive capital market environment. If this precondition
is met, the shares will likely be sold in a secondary offering in Germany
in conjunction with an international private placement, some time later
this year. Deutsche Bank AG has been appointed as the Sole Global
Coordinator for the transaction.

The Management Board of Axel Springer AG supports a placement of shares by
Hellman & Friedman, because the free float of Axel Springer shares would
thereby be increased.

Berlin, October 16, 2006

Axel Springer AG
Axel-Springer-Str. 65
10888 Berlin / Germany
ISIN DE0005501357, DE0005754238
SIN: 550 135, 575 423

Listing: Amtlicher Markt in Frankfurt am Main (General Standard);
Freiverkehr in Berlin-Bremen, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München und Stuttgart





30.06.2008 Financial News transmitted by DGAP

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Language: English
Issuer: Axel Springer AG
Axel-Springer-Straße 65
10888 Berlin
Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0)30 2591-77421
Fax: +49 (0)30 2591-77422
E-mail: ir@axelspringer.de
Internet: www.axelspringer.de
ISIN: DE0005501357, DE0005754238
WKN: 550135, 575423
Indices: SDAX
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin, Hannover, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart

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