Bastei Lübbe AG: Publication of an Ad hoc announcement according to Para. 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Bastei Lübbe AG  / Key word(s): IPO27.09.2013 15:35Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmittedby DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Publication of an Ad hoc announcement according to Para. 15 WpHG,transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solelyresponsible for the content of this announcement.Bastei Lübbe AG lowers the price range and extends the subscription periodby one dayCologne, 27 September 2013 - Bastei Lübbe AG lowers the price range for theshares currently offered in a public offering to EUR 7.50 - 9.00 per share.Interested investors now have the opportunity to subscribe until 2 October2013. Shares may be subscribed to by investors either through their bank ordirectly over the Deutsche Börse (German Stock Exchange) in Frankfurt.Subscriptions which have already been submitted are still valid and will beconsidered based on the reduced price range, unless investors make use oftheir granted right to withdraw their subscription within two working daysafter the publication of the supplement to the prospectus, which includesthe change in the price range.Up to 5,300,000 no par value ordinary bearer shares with no par value(shares) with a proportionate amount of the share capital of EUR 1.00 pershare are being offered. Of these, up to 3,300,000 million shares from acapital increase in Bastei Lübbe AG, which would raise the share capital ofEUR 10,000,000.00 to up to EUR 13,300,000.00. The remaining 2,000,000shares are offered as part of a placement and a possible over-allotmentoption from the share holdings of Lübbe Beteiligungs-GmbH. Consequently, agross offering size of up to EUR47.7 million is anticipated.In the Company's view, the reduction of the price range has no adversechange in the planned strategic investments which should be financed fromthe proceeds of the capital increase. The use of proceeds will focus onintensifying the development of own content as well as on the planneddigitalization and globalization of content and brands.The offering terms and conditions originate from the Federal FinancialSupervisory Authority (BaFin) approved prospectus and the still to beapproved and not yet published supplement to the prospectus.About Bastei Lübbe AGBastei Lübbe AG is a German publishing and media group long renowned forbringing popular fiction as well as non-fiction to the mass market. Itsbusiness activities include not only paperback and hardback books in printform but also audiobooks, e-books, and other digital publications. Itscatalogue includes a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and entertainmentproducts intended for a wide readership, including not only the varioushighly successful paperback fiction series for which Bastei Lübbe has longbeen famed but also puzzle books and magazines. The group's businessactivities additionally include the licensing of book rights and thecreation, production and marketing of gift, decorative and merchandisingarticles.Bastei Lübbe also owns the following non-consolidated shareholdings incompanies: 90% of Moravská Bastei MOBA, s.r.o. (Brno, Czech Republic), 100%of Bastei Media GmbH (Erfurt, Germany), 50% of PRÄSENTA PROMOTIONINTERNATIONAL GmbH (Solingen, Germany), and 100% of Bastei LübbeVerwaltungs GmbH (Cologne, Germany).The company also has smaller shareholdings in various book and periodicaldistribution companies, none of which exceeds 5% of the respectivecompany's registered capital.The business activities of Bastei Lübbe are broadly divided into segments:Books, Non-Books, and Popular Fiction and Puzzle Publications, which inturn include various product areas. The group publishes under 13 differentlabels, which span its full range of market segments and product areas.For the fiscal year 2012/2013, 80% of the group's revenues were derivedfrom the Books segment, while 11% came from Non-Books and the remaining 9%from Popular Fiction and Puzzle Publications.At the end of its fiscal year 2012/2013, the number of staff employed byBastei Lübbe was 265, compared to 210 at the close of the prior fiscalyear. These figures do not include the 15 staff employed by itsnon-consolidated subsidiary Moravská Bastei MOBA, s.r.o. (Brno, CzechRepublic), or at its other non-consolidated subsidiaries and affiliates(Bastei Media GmbH and PRÄSENTA PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL GmbH). As of thedate of the offering prospectus, the number of staff was 305, a furtherincrease since the end of fiscal year 2012/2013.DisclaimerThis publication and the information contained therein do not constitute anoffer to sell or a solicition of an offer to buy or subscribe forsecurities of Bastei Lübbe AG. There will be no public offering ofsecurities of Bastei Lübbe AG outside Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. Thepublic offering in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg is being madeexclusively on the basis of the securities prospectus (including anysupplements thereto), which has been approved by the Bundesanstalt fürFinanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) and which has been notified to theresponsible authorities in Austria and Luxembourg. The prospectus(including any supplements thereto) is available on the website of BasteiLübbe AG (www.lübbe.de) and at the company (Schanzenstraße 6 - 20, 51063Köln) and is the sole commanding document for the offering. Any decision byinvestors to invest in shares of Bastei Lübbe AG should be made exclusivelyon the basis of the prospectus (including any supplements thereto).Barbara FischerHead of Public RelationsTel.: 0049 (0)221 82 00 28 50E-Mail: barbara.fischer@luebbe.de27.09.2013 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language:     EnglishCompany:      Bastei Lübbe AG              Schanzenstraße 6 - 20                51063 Köln              GermanyPhone:        02 21 / 82 00 - 0Fax:          02 21 / 82 00 - 1900E-mail:       investorrelations@luebbe.deInternet:     www.luebbe.deISIN:         DE000A1X3YY0, DE000A1K0169WKN:          A1X3YY, A1K016Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard) Notierung vorgesehen / intended to be listed End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------