Bastei Lübbe AG: Successful placement of shares - Trading in the Prime Standard starts on October 8th 2013

Bastei Lübbe AG  / Key word(s): IPO03.10.2013 08:11Dissemination 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.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Cologne, 3 October 2013 - Bastei Lübbe AG, a leading German publishing andmedia group with renowned authors such as Dan Brown and Ken Follettcompleted its initial public offering (IPO) despite a challenging marketenvironment, placing shares at an offering price of EUR 7.50 per share.4,000,000 no par value ordinary bearer shares (shares) with a proportionateamount of the share capital of EUR 1.00 per share were placed. Of these, upto 3,300,000 million shares from a capital increase in Bastei Lübbe AG,which would raise the share capital of EUR10,000,000.00 to up toEUR13,300,000.00. Gross proceeds amounted to EUR30 million.Trading in Bastei Lübbe AG shares in the Prime Standard, the qualitysegment of the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchangecharacterized by the highest transparency requirements is planned for 8October 2013.Bastei Lübbe AG plans to use the proceeds from the IPO in their businesswith focus on intensifying the development of own content as well as thecontent and rights acquisition of top-selling books and authors.Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG, based in Frankfurt am Main, acted as SoleGlobal Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner, and Conpair AG, based in Essen,acted as Financial Advisor on the IPO.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.Barbara FischerBastei Lübbe AGTel. +49 221 82002850Fax +49 221 82001850E-Mail: barbara.fischer@luebbe.de03.10.2013 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------