DGAP-Adhoc: Axel Springer AG to take over auFeminin.com SA




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26.06.07

DGAP-Adhoc: Axel Springer AG to take over auFeminin.com SA

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Axel Springer AG / Acquisition

26.06.2007

Release of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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Axel Springer to take over auFeminin.com SA

Axel Springer AG has signed a binding purchase agreement with the founders
of auFeminin.com SA, the leading European internet portal for women,
concerning the acquisition of 3,707,252 shares of the company (corresponds
to approx. 41.4% of the share capital) in a two-step transaction. The three
founders of auFeminin.com SA have first agreed to sell to Axel Springer AG
27.1% of the shares of auFeminin.com SA at a price of EUR 32.00 per share
in cash. The remaining 14.3% of the shares of auFeminin.com SA shall be
contributed to a German company the shares of which will be held by Axel
Springer AG and the founders and which will be controlled by Axel Springer
AG.

Following the closing of this transaction, which is subject to the receipt
of antitrust clearance in Germany which is expected around the end of July
2007, Axel Springer AG intends to launch a mandatory takeover offer for all
remaining outstanding shares of auFeminin.com SA at a price of EUR 32.00
per share in cash.

It is further envisaged that Axel Springer AG will acquire the founders'
stake in the joint company for cash or for shares of Axel Springer AG in
the first half of 2008 on the basis of a price of EUR 32.00 per share of
auFeminin.com SA contributed.

Founded in 1999 by Anne-Sophie Pastel, Marc-Antoine Dubanton and Cyril
Vermeulen, auFeminin.com SA has established itself as the market leader
among Internet portals for women in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium
and Switzerland, and has achieved a number two position in the UK. The
shares of auFeminin.com SA are listed on Euronext Paris.





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


DGAP 26.06.2007
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Language: English
Issuer: Axel Springer AG
Axel-Springer-Straße 65
10888 Berlin Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0)30 2591-77401
Fax: +49 (0)30 2591-77422
E-mail: ir@axelspringer.de
Internet: www.axelspringer.de
ISIN: DE0005501357, DE0005754238, DE000A0LD6M9
WKN: 550135, 575423, A0LD6M
Indices: SDAX
Listed: Amtlicher Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in
Berlin-Bremen, Stuttgart, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf

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