Ad hoc Announcements

Announcements according to §15 WpHG


adesso AG increases operating earnings by 150 % to EUR 3.8 million in the first quarter of 2016 / Guidance for 2016 confirmed after acquisition-related increase

Dortmund, 10 May 2016 - Based on preliminary figures for the first quarter of 2016 adesso reports sales of EUR 56.1 million (previous year: EUR 42.1 million) and an EBITDA of EUR 3.8 million (previous year: EUR 1.5 million). Year on Year the boost of 150 % or by EUR 2.3 million results from a weaker first quarter 2015 marked by investments, a sales growth of 33 % and higher license revenues with the company's own products. Partly the sales and earnings growth results from the acquisition in Switzerland in mid-2015.



adesso AG expands banking portfolio and customer base with takeover of Smarthouse Media GmbH

Dortmund, 4 May 2016 – adesso AG is acquiring 100 % of Karlsruhe-based Smarthouse Media GmbH, a leading and globally active full-service provider of digital information and marketing platforms for banks and the financial industry.



adesso AG: Increase in the dividend by 20 % to EUR 0.30 per share proposed

Dortmund, 17 March 2016 – Executive and Supervisory Board of adesso AG will propose an increase in the dividend by 20 % to EUR 0.30 per share with dividend rights to the annual general meeting scheduled 31 May 2016. Within its meeting today the Supervisory Board has concurred with the Executive Board's proposed appropriation of income in regard to the 2015 raise in earnings announced before.



adesso AG announces increased FY 2015 operating earnings of a new record high of EUR 14.2 million - already raised guidance outperformed

Dortmund, 26 February 2016 –On the basis of preliminary figures, adesso reports sales of EUR 56.2 million and EBITDA of EUR 4.6 million (previous year: EUR 2.8 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015. Total sales 2015 reached EUR 196.4 million, EBITDA amounts to EUR 14.2 million (previous year: EUR 9.8 million). The operating earnings key figure EBITDA set a new record high, is significantly up 45 % on the previous year and above the already at midyear increased guidance of EUR 11.0 to 12.0 million. EBITDA-margin is 7.2 % after 6.2 % in the previous year.



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.



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