Presse / 2001

Freitag, 07. Dezember 2001

VIVA Media AG has secured more than 95% of BRAINPOOL TV AG

– Wide acceptance of public tender offer to BRAINPOOL shareholders
– VIVA Media AG already controls more than 95% of BRAINPOOL TV AG
– De-listing of BRAINPOOL TV AG shares envisaged

Cologne, 7 December 2001. VIVA Media AG, BRAINPOOL TV AG and UBS Warburg AG as exchange agent are highly satisfied with the acceptance of the public tender offer since VIVA Media AG has secured more than 95% of the voting rights of BRAINPOOL TV AG, thus including the 64.5% shareholding already acquired from the former majority shareholders of BRAINPOOL TV AG. The final level of acceptance of the public tender offer will be announced on 12 December 2001. The new VIVA shares are expected to be credited by the depository banks to the new VIVA shareholders on 17 December 2001.

VIVA Media AG intends to de-list BRAINPOOL TV AG from the Neuer Markt as soon as possible. Therefore the listing of BRAINPOOL TV AG will in a first step be transferred to the regulated market (“Geregelter Markt”); a complete de-listing by way of a squeeze-out of the remaining minority shareholders is envisaged for 2002.

Contact:
VIVA Media AG IR: Michael Armbrust. Phone: +49 (0)221-5744-1700. ir@vivamediaag.com
BRAINPOOL TV AG IR: Ute Krippendorf Phone:+49 (0)221-5744-1700. investor@brainpool.de

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