Share repurchase offer successfully completed




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31.07.08

Share repurchase offer successfully completed

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Based on its share repurchase offer, which expired on 25 July, 2008, 3,553,698 registered shares of Axel Springer AG have been tendered. Altogether 917,341 shares have been repurchased, whereby the preferred acceptance declarations have been fully considered and the remainder of acceptance declarations have been considered on a pro-rata basis of 24.17 percent. This corresponds to 2.78 percent of the share capital of Axel Springer AG and to 2.78 percent of the voting rights in Axel Springer AG (referring to the total share capital and not taking into consideration the own shares already held by Axel Springer AG).

Apart from rounding differences, Axel Springer AG has reached the aim of repurchasing the maximum number of shares and of holding 9.99 percent own shares again. This corresponds to 9.99 percent of the share capital and to 9.99 percent of the voting rights. Axel Springer AG is not entitled to voting rights from own shares.

The share repurchase offer started on 25 June, 2008 referred to a total of 918,000
registered shares. The offer to the shareholders was Euro 80.00 per share.

Press Contact Axel Springer SE: Edda Fels
Tel: +49 30 2591 77600


Claudia Thomé
Claudia Thomé
Co-Head of Investor Relations
Axel-Springer-Str. 65
10888 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2591 77421
Fax: +49 30 2591 77422