DGAP-Adhoc: Axel Springer AG increases first quarter EBITDA by 48 percent to EUR 119 million and raises outlook for the full year




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20.04.10

DGAP-Adhoc: Axel Springer AG increases first quarter EBITDA by 48 percent to EUR 119 million and raises outlook for the full year

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Axel Springer AG / Preliminary Results/Quarter Results

20.04.2010 16:06

Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by
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Ad-hoc-Announcement pursuant to Sec. 15 of the Securities Trading Act
(WpHG)

Axel Springer AG increases first quarter EBITDA by 48 percent to EUR 119
million and raises outlook for the full year

On the basis of preliminary figures Axel Springer AG achieved a first
quarter fiscal year 2010 result before interest, taxes, depreciation and
amortization (EBITDA) of EUR 119.2 million. The company thereby exceeded
the EBITDA of the previous fiscal year's first quarter of EUR 80.3 million
by 48.4 percent. Company revenues for the reported period increased by 7.0
percent to EUR 663.7 million (previous fiscal year: EUR 620.0 million). The
continuously dynamic growth of the digital media segment contributed
significantly to this increase.

Against the background of higher than expected first quarter performance
and a more positive expectation of the advertising market, the management
board of Axel Springer AG is raising the outlook for the fiscal year 2010.
The company expects for the fiscal year 2010 a significant increase in
company revenues. The management board also expects that the previous
outlook for an increase in the company's EBITDA by around ten percent
compared to the previous year's value will be significantly exceeded.

The full quarterly financial report 2010 will be published by Axel Springer
AG on May 11, 2010.

Berlin, April 20, 2010

Axel Springer Aktiengesellschaft
Axel-Springer-Straße 65
D-10888 Berlin


Investor Relations contact:
Claudia Thomé
+49 (0)30 2591-77421
claudia.thome@axelspringer.de




20.04.2010 16:06 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Medienarchiv at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de

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Language: English
Company: 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, München, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart

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Investor contact: Claudia Thomé
Tel: +49 30 2591 77421