D+S europe takes over online marketing agency Adamicus

Expected 2009e EBIT contribution of over EUR 3 million

Hamburg, (PresseBox) - D+S europe AG (ISIN: DE0005336804), the leading service provider for comprehensive e-commerce and customer contact management, has acquired a total share of 85.2% in Adamicus GmbH, a full service agency for online performance marketing, with effect from 1 January 2008. Silence was agreed on the purchase price. The fixed component amounts to a share number in the medium five-figure range acquired by D+S europe AG from its cash flow via the stock market in January 2008 exploiting the general weakness of the capital market. For the remaining share of 14.8% D+S europe AG obtained an option to takeover expiring in 2012.

Adamicus GmbH is a full service agency for online performance marketing and is already operating for several of D+S europe AG’s clients especially from the fast-growing fashion industry. With its needs-based strategies Adamicus supports its clients’ Internet transactions increasing the number of visits and sales volume of their websites. Adamicus’ focuses on enhancing the performance of Internet shops.

For D+S europe AG this takeover is of particular strategic significance for further expanding its e-commerce business. Even today D+S europe AG is one of the leading providers of online shops and online sales. Thus several well-known suppliers, in particular from the fashion industry, make use of D+S europe AG’s services, whose product range will now be rounded off by the takeover of Adamicus GmbH. In 2008 D+S europe AG will expand its e-commerce capacities considerably and start running the online shops of new clients. Already in 2009e D+S europe AG expects an EBIT contribution of over EUR 3 million from its online marketing transactions.

D+S europe AG

With over 6,500 employees, D+S europe AG is Germany's largest listed solutions provider for comprehensive e-commerce and customer contact management. Regardless of the communication channel, whether via fixed or mobile network, by Internet, TV or in writing, D+S europe manages the contacts of internationally leading enterprises with millions of private customers. D+S europe operates online shops and their Europe-wide e-commerce business for renowned brand manufacturers. For further information please refer to www.dseurope.ag.

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