Bastei Lübbe AG: Strong voting results after harmonious Annual General Meeting

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2015-09-16 / 16:00

Bastei Lübbe AG: Strong voting results after harmonious Annual General Meeting

- Management Board presents shareholders with a good result in the year of transformation into an international digital media group

- Shareholders approve management's proposals by large majorities

- Dividend for the 2014/2015 financial year rises to EUR 0.30 per share (previous year: EUR 0.28)

Cologne, 16 September 2015. The shareholders of Bastei Lübbe AG, which is listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A1X3YY0), are very satisfied with the company's success in the 2014/2015 financial year. This was demonstrated today at the company's Annual General Meeting at its headquarters in Cologne. The management's agenda proposals were consistently voted for in high numbers and were thus all approved. At the time of voting, around 55.3 % of the statutory share capital of Bastei Lübbe AG was represented at its shareholders' meeting. The shareholders thus rewarded the positive business performance and approved the actions of the Management and Supervisory Boards by clear majorities.

"The past financial year was a year of transition of us, in which we took several very decisive steps on our way to becoming an international digital media group. We are very proud that we can also present you with a very good result at the same time," explained Thomas Schierack, CEO of Bastei Lübbe AG, in his speech at the Annual General Meeting. In accordance with the company's aim to give its shareholders an appropriate share in its success, Bastei Lübbe AG is distributing an attractive dividend.

Of the net profit of EUR 10,779,894.73 reported in the annual financial statements, the company is distributing a total of EUR 3,960,030.00 as a dividend to the shareholders. The dividend per share is thus EUR 0.30, increasing by 2 cents per share year on year. The remainder of the net profit of EUR 6,819,864.73 is to be carried forward to new account. The dividend proposal of EUR 0.30 per share means an attractive dividend yield of 4 % based on a price of EUR 7.50."

The management's other proposals were also approved by the Annual General Meeting, each with majorities of over 99.9 %. For example, the Annual General Meeting endorsed the Supervisory Board's proposal to select KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Cologne, as the auditor for the 2015/2016 financial year.

The Management Board's presentation and the voting results will be published at www.luebbe.de under Investor Relations.

About Bastei Lübbe AG:

Bastei Lübbe AG is a media company in the form of a publishing house. With its headquarters in Cologne, the company has around 437 employees across the group. Bastei Lübbe publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products with fiction and popular science content, as well as periodical magazines in the form of novel booklets and puzzle magazines. Bastei Lübbe's business activities also include the licensing of rights and the development, production and sale of gift goods, decorative goods and merchandising articles. Bastei Lübbe has been the market leader in the growing hardcover fiction segment for many years, almost completely unchallenged, and was also number 1 in 2013 in the fiction ebooks segment. In 2013, Bastei Lübbe AG celebrated their 60th anniversary and went public. Bastei Lübbe AG shares are listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (WKN A1X3YY, ISIN DE000A1X3YY0).

Contact Bastei Lübbe AG:
Barbara Fischer
Manager Press and Eventmarketing
Tel.: +49 (0)221 / 82 00 28 50
E-Mail: barbara.fischer@luebbe.de

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