Ad hoc Announcements

Announcements according to §15 WpHG


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.



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.



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