euro adhoc: bwin Interactive Entertainment AG / Fusion/Übernahme/Beteiligung / bwin zu im Markt befindlichen Spekulationen (D)

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07.03.2007

Als Reaktion auf Spekulationen seitens der internationalen Presse bestätigt das Management der bwin Interactive Entertainment AG sich in einem sehr frühen Stadium von Verhandlungen mit Sportingbet plc zu befinden. Ob dies zu einer tatsächlichen Angebotslegung beziehungsweise zur Übernahme der Sportingbet plc führen wird, lässt sich zum gegenwärtigen Zeitpunkt nicht abschätzen.

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Relevant Securities in Issue

bwin Interactive Entertainment AG announces, in accordance with Rule 2.10 of the Takeover Code, that as at the close of business on March 6th it had the following securities in issue:

bwin Interactive Entertainment AG has 32.603.048 ordinary shares of EUR 1.00 each in issue.

The ISIN reference number for these securities is AT0000767553.

Dealing Disclosure Requirements

Under the provisions of Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code, if any person is, or becomes, "interested" (directly or indirectly) in 1% or more of any class of "relevant securities" of Brandy or Spain, all "dealings" in any "relevant securities" of that company (including by means of an option in respect of, or a derivative referenced to, any such "relevant securities") must be publicly disclosed by no later than 3.30 p.m. (London time) on the London business day following the date of the relevant transaction. This requirement will continue until the date on which the offer becomes, or is declared, unconditional as to acceptances, lapses or is otherwise withdrawn or on which the "offer period" otherwise ends. If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire an "interest" in "relevant securities" of Brandy or Spain, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

Under the provisions of Rule 8.1 of the Takeover Code, all "dealings" in "relevant securities" of Brandy or Spain by Brandy or Spain, or by any of their respective "associates", must be disclosed by no later than 12.00 noon (London time) on the London business day following the date of the relevant transaction.

A disclosure table, giving details of the companies in whose "relevant securities" "dealings" should be disclosed, and the number of such securities in issue, can be found on the Takeover Panel's website at
http://www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk/.

"Interests in securities" arise, in summary, when a person has long economic exposure, whether conditional or absolute, to changes in the price of securities. In particular, a person will be treated as having an "interest" by virtue of the ownership or control of securities, or by virtue of any option in respect of, or derivative referenced to, securities.

Terms in quotation marks are defined in the Takeover Code, which can also be found on the Panel's website. If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you are required to disclose a "dealing" under Rule 8, you should consult the Panel."

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Presse:
Karin Klein, Corporate Communications
bwin Interactive Entertainment AG
Boersegasse 11, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0) 50 858-20008
E-mail:press@bwin.com
http://www.bwin.agEnde der Mitteilung euro adhoc 07.03.2007 14:25:30
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Emittent: bwin Interactive Entertainment AG
Boersegasse 11/Lift 3/Top floor
A-1010 Wien
Telefon: +43 (0) 50 858-0
FAX: +43 (0) 50 858-16
Email: investorrelations@bwin.ag
WWW: www.bwin.ag
ISIN: AT0000767553
Indizes: ATX, Prime.market
Börsen: Amtlicher Markt: Wiener Börse AG
Branche: Glücksspiele
Sprache: DeutschInvestoren:
Konrad Sveceny, Investor Relations
bwin Interactive Entertainment AG
Boersegasse 11, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0) 50 858-20017
E-mail:investorrelations@bwin.ag
http://www.bwin.ag

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