Tipp24: Group earnings for 2006 higher than expected / Share buyback programme agreed

Feb 12, 2007 8:04 AM

Tipp24 AG / Preliminary Results

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Tipp24: Group earnings for 2006 higher than expected

Share buyback programme agreed

(Hamburg, 12 February 2007) The company increased the number of its
customers considerably to about 1.8 million (previous year: 1.3 million) in
the 2006 business year. The transaction volume – essentially lottery
tickets that are sold – climbed to EUR 264.2 (204.7) million, growth of
29.1 per cent. The sales generated by Tipp24 of EUR 34.6 (26.1) million
were up 32.6 per cent, which was within the forecast growth range.

Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) improved by 20.0 per cent to EUR
7.2 (6.0) million. Group earnings increased far more – more than doubling
to EUR 7.5 (3.3) million, an increase of 127.3 per cent. Tipp24‘s Group
earnings were higher than expected as a result.

The management board of Tipp24 AG has decided to implement a share buyback
programme. This decision is based on a resolution passed by the Annual
Shareholders‘ Meeting on 18. May 2006, which authorised Tipp24 AG to buy
its own shares back until 18. November 2007.

Up to five per cent of the share capital, i.e. 443,615 shares, are to be
acquired in the context of the share buyback programme. The programme is
starting on 19. February and ending on 30. September 2007. The price Tipp24
AG pays per share (excluding incidental acquisition costs) is not allowed
to exceed 10 per cent more or less than the stock market price. The
authoritative stock market price in this context is the average final price
of the Tipp24 AG share in XETRA trading at Frankfurt Stock Exchange on the
last three stock exchange trading days before the shares are acquired. In
addition to this, the shares will not be acquired at prices that are above
the last independently made sale or, if it is higher, the last independent
offer to buy the shares in XETRA trading or floor trading at Frankfurt
Stock Exchange.

Tipp24 AG has commissioned a bank to buy back the shares. This means that
the decisions about the timing and volume of each share purchase will be
taken independently, on the condition that the shares are bought at the
best possible price, maintaining the interests of Tipp24. No more than 25
per cent of the average daily turnover with the Tipp24 AG shares in XETRA
trading or floor trading at Frankfurt Stock Exchange will be acquired per
day. The average daily share turnover is calculated on the basis of the
average daily trading volume in the relevant trading segment during the 20
stock exchange trading days before the date of purchase.

The primary purpose of the share buyback programme is to use the shares
acquired as consideration within the framework of company mergers or to
acquire companies or interests in companies. In addition to this, some or
all of the shares acquired can be withdrawn instead. All the buyback
transactions will be announced on the Tipp24 AG website (www.tipp24-ag.de)
after they have been completed.

Additional information:

ISIN: DE0007847147

Security Identification Number: 784714

Listing: official market / Prime Standard; Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Registered office of the company: Germany


Tipp24 AG
Frank Hoffmann
Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 40 32 55 33-142
E-mail: frank.hoffmann@tipp24.de
Internet: www.tipp24-ag.de

DGAP 12.02.2007

Language: English
Issuer: Tipp24 AG
Straßenbahnring 11-13
20251 Hamburg Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0)40 325533-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 325533-77
E-mail: office@tipp24.de
WWW: www.tipp24-ag.de
ISIN: DE0007847147
WKN: 784714
Listed: Amtlicher Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in
Berlin-Bremen, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart

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