Ad hoc Announcements

Announcements according to §15 WpHG


adesso AG: Tax-risk from losses carried forward to the amount of more than € 9 million is omitted

Dortmund, 09 December 2015 –adesso AG received the final tax bill for the period 2009 following an audit of the tax authorities carried out since February 2015. There are no direct tax payments as a result of the audit. In particular the loss carryforwards originating from the merger with BOV AG in 2007 are approved. Thus the main risk of a repudation as reported in the risk report of adesso is omitted. In the Annual Report 2014, the risk in the case of a complete non-recognition was reported at 31.12.2014 with € 8.624 million plus € 1.043 million interest.



adesso AG will take over 100 % of the shares in ARITHNEA GmbH early and unify all adesso Group e-commerce and CMS activities

The supervisory board of adesso AG today approved the signing of a purchase and contribution agreement to fully take over ARITHNEA GmbH. The forthcoming implementation of the agreement will see adesso's share in the company rise from 51 % to 100 %. The original agreement did not provided for the option of a full takeover until 2017. At the same time, adesso AG will transfer its own e-commerce and content management activities to ARITHNEA GmbH so as to pool all e-business activities, including an agency; this new group-wide area will then have approximately 200 employees. Duplicated structures, which are not ideal for either market development or customers, will be streamlined.



adesso AG increases operating earnings to a new high of EUR 5.4 million in the third quarter

On the basis of preliminary figures, adesso had sales of EUR 53.3 million and EBITDA of EUR 5.4 million in the third quarter of 2015. The operating earnings key figure EBITDA set a new quarterly record and is up significantly on the previous year and the two previous quarters of the current year (Q3/2014: 3.7 million, Q1/2015: 1.5 million, Q2/2015: 2.7 million). Main drivers of the positive development in the third quarter were the ongoing hiring of additional employees, the high number of potential working days, a good utilization, little charges from fixed-price projects as well as increased license sales by adesso high-end content management system FirstSpirit. Furthermore, the first-time inclusion of the acquired Born Informatik AG in Switzerland contributed revenues of EUR 6.5 million in the third quarter and an EBITDA of EUR 0.6 million. The during the year already lifted EBITDA forecast of 11-12 million EUR for 2015 will be achieved on this basis with a high probability. A number of outstanding product deals have the potential to beat the forecast.



adesso AG: Significant increases in sales and operating results in the second quarter of 2015 / Guidance for full year 2015 raised

Dortmund, 13 August 2015 – On the basis of preliminary figures, adesso AG boosted sales to a new quarterly record of EUR 44.9 million in the second quarter of 2015, thereby significantly increasing the quarterly operating result (EBITDA), at EUR 2.6 million, compared to both the previous year and the first quarter of the year. With sales revenues of EUR 87.0 million (+17 %) for the first half of the year, EBITDA amounted to EUR 4.2 million, up 26 % on the previous year’s figure of EUR 3.3 million. Earnings per share rose by 75 % year on year in the first half of the year to EUR 0.20.



adesso AG: significant corporate acquisition makes adesso a leader in IT services in Switzerland

Dortmund, June 12, 2015 - adesso intends to form through the complete takeover of Born Informatik AG and a rapid merger of both operations with offices in Zurich and Bern, a leading IT services company with a total of CHF 40 million turnover. The Born Informatik AG with its workforce of 124 employees generates sales of CHF 28 million with IT consulting and customized software development especially for public and government clients. Born therefore complements adesso activities in Switzerland both regionally and technically in an excellent way. The 1986 established company shows a normalized profit before tax of CHF 2.9 million (currently approx EUR 2.8 million) with a pre-tax return of 11%. The supervisory board of adesso AG has today approved the present purchase agreement. The closing oft he transaction is aimed at short notice.



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