euro adhoc: d+s online AG / d+s online AG: Name change and capital increase to invest in growth strategy (E)

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HAMBURG, April 27, 2004. In order to achieve rapid implementation of the company’s new growth strategy in the personnel and structural areas, the Supervisory Board and Management Board of d+s online AG (ISIN DE0005336804 and DE0008164427) will propose that shareholders ratify an increase in share capital against contributions in cash at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 2004. The company’s growth strategy is based on there central goals: to become a provider of business process management (BPM) services, to market the company’s advanced "Intraday Complete Control" (ICC) process control system, and to internationalize its activities, in particular in connection with the expansion of the EU to the east. It is planned to increase share capital from EUR 7,704,797 to EUR 10,104,797 through the issuance of up to 2,400,000 new no-par-value shares. The new no-par-value shares will be offered to present shareholders at a ratio of 10:3. Execution of the capital increase is planned for late summer/fall 2004. At the same Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, the company also intends to change its name to D+S europe AG in order to document its new strategy and the international orientation planned for the future.

d+s online AG is listed in the Prime Standard and with 1,600 employees ranks among Germany’s largest outsourcing providers in the areas of CRM, communication center and telemarketing. The company operates communication centers at eight locations in Germany. Management has announced an increase in EBIT of EUR 4 million to EUR 5 million over 2003 for the current year, which will mean that the company will for the first time achieve positive per-share results before amortization of goodwill.

Further inquiry note:
d+s online AG, Investor Relations, Henning Soltau, Tel.: + 49-40/4114-3542.
Tel: +49 (40) 4114 3901
FAX: +49 (40) 4114 3903

Emittent: d+s online AG Überseering 4 DE-22297 Hamburg Tel: +49 (40) 4114 3901 FAX: +49 (40) 4114 3903 Email: WWW: ISIN: DE0005336804 WKN: 533680 Indizes: CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share, Prime Standard Börsen: regulated dealing Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse; free trade

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