Public tender offer for completed: Axel Springer hold 98.7 percent of the shares

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Public tender offer for completed: Axel Springer hold 98.7 percent of the shares

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Take over of the leading property classifieds online portal in France / Core business of online classifieds significantly strengthened / Squeeze out of the Paris-listed company planned

The public tender offer of Axel Springer for all outstanding shares of SA has been completed successfully. In addition to the 74.2 percent already held by Axel Springer after the first period, the offer was accepted by the shareholders of representing 24.5 percent of the shares of the company during the reopened offer. Accordingly, Axel Springer will hold 98.7 percent of the shares of the leading property classifieds online portal in France. Furthermore a delisting and a squeeze out of the Paris-listed company is planned.

Dr. Mathias Döpfner, Chief Executive Officer of Axel Springer AG: „The acquisition of the leading French property online portal is an important milestone for Axel Springer. With we effectively strengthen our activities in online classifieds marketplaces, one of the three focus areas of our digitization strategy. Both companies are excellent positioned for the future – I am especially looking forward to further collaboration with the excellent management team and the highly motivated employees.”

Roland Tripard, Chief Executive Officer of „I am happy with the issue of the tender offer. Together with the management team, we are convinced that the arrival of in the Axel Springer Group will trigger opportunities for combining our outlook and developments.”

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This communication is for informational purposes only. It is not the extension of a tender offer for any securities nor an offer to purchase, sell or exchange (or the solicitation of an offer to sell, purchase or exchange) any securities in any jurisdiction, including the United States. There may be no such offer (or solicitation), purchase, sale or exchange of any securities, and the tender offer referred to herein may not be extended, in any jurisdiction outside the French Republic, where it would be unlawful absent prior registration, filing or qualification under applicable laws, including the United States, Canada, Italy and Japan. The distribution of this communication may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions. Accordingly, persons in whose possession it comes are required to inform themselves of and observe any such restrictions.

Press contact: Christian Garrels
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