Bastei Lübbe AG: Publisher and majority shareholder Stefan Lübbe dies unexpectedly

Bastei Lübbe AG  / Key word(s): Miscellaneous14.10.2014 14:50Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmittedby DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Ad hoc disclosure in accordance with section 15 WpHG:Bastei Lübbe AG: Publisher and majority shareholder Stefan Lübbe diesunexpectedlyCologne, 14 October 2014. Publisher Stefan Lübbe (57) died suddenly andunexpectedly yesterday on a trip abroad. The publisher and majorityshareholder of Bastei Lübbe AG (ISIN DE000A1X3YY0) succumbed to a heartattack in the south of France.His wife Birgit Lübbe will inherit the publishing business and safeguardthe family's business interests.The operating structure of Bastei Lübbe AG will remain unchanged. StefanLübbe had already passed operational business management to the ExecutiveBoard in 2013.About Bastei Lübbe AG:
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically held media company organised around itspublishing venture. The Cologne-based company currently has around 335employees. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products inboth the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novelsand puzzle magazines. Bastei Lübbe is also actively involved in brandlicensing and the development, production and distribution of gift,decoration and merchandising articles. Bastei Lübbe has for many yearsenjoyed an almost unbroken streak as the market leader in the growingsegment of hard-cover literature; in 2013 its literary ebooks division wasalso ranked number one on the market. 2013 saw the company's 60thanniversary celebration and its launch as a publicly traded company. Sharesof Bastei Lübbe AG are listed in the Prime Standard segment of theFrankfurt Stock Exchange (WKN A1X3YY, ISIN DE000A1X3YY0).Contact for Bastei Lübbe AG:Barbara FischerDirector of PR and Event Marketing Tel.: +49 (0) 221 / 82 00 28 50E-Mail: barbara.fischer@luebbe.de14.10.2014 The DGAP 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); Freiverkehr              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------