Bastei Lübbe AG sells majority holding in BEAM AG to UK investor

Bastei Lübbe AG  / Key word(s): Disposal31.03.2015 16:33Dissemination 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.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Bastei Lübbe AG sells majority holding in BEAM AG to UK investorCologne, 31 March 2015. The UK Investor Blue Sky Tech Ventures Limited hasacquired 55% of the shares in BEAM AG - which has now become a publiclimited company - from Bastei Lübbe AG by effect as per 31 March 2015.Bastei Lübbe AG retains a 45% holding in BEAM AG. BEAM AG is to be expandedto form a worldwide platform for digital serial content for reading andlistening via which Bastei Lübbe AG can sell is content. It has been agreedwith Blue Sky Tech Ventures Limited that further renowned investors are totake up holdings in BEAM AG. It is however to be ensured that these furtherinvestors enter the participation in such a way that Bastei Lübbe AG'sholding in BEAM AG does not fall below 45%.Contact at Bastei Lübbe AG:Barbara FischerHead of Press andEvent MarketingTel.: +49 (0) 221 / 82 00 28 50E-Mail: barbara.fischer@luebbe.de31.03.2015 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:       Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated              Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover,              Stuttgart End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------