DGAP-Adhoc: CTS EVENTIM increases dividend again

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25.03.2014 12:11

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Ad hoc Announcement pursuant to Section 15 WpHG (Securities Trading Act)

2013 financial year (1.1. - 31.12.2013)

CTS EVENTIM increases dividend again

Planned dividend of EUR 0.64 per share / Dividend of EUR 30.7 million /
Group earnings significantly above previous year at around EUR 61 million /
Earnings per share at EUR 1.27

Munich, 25 March 2014. At the Shareholders' Meeting on 8 May 2014, the
Management Board and Supervisory Board of CTS EVENTIM AG, which is listed
in the SDAX index (ISIN DE0005470306), will propose to pay out a dividend
of EUR 0.64 per share (2012: EUR 0.57 per eligible share, based on 48
million shares). Distribution to shareholders will therefore total around
EUR 30.7 million, compared to EUR 27.4 million in 2013. This will be the
ninth dividend in succession that the Group has paid. In the past 2013
financial year, CTS EVENTIM generated Group earnings of around EUR 61.1
million, up 8.6% on the 2012 figure of EUR 56.3 million, and earnings per
share of EUR 1.27 (2012: EUR 1.17).

2013 financial year: Strong Growth in both segments 

As already reported on 25 February 2014, the 2013 financial year was a very
successful one for the CTS Group. Group revenue rose 20.8% to EUR 628.3
million (2012: EUR 520.3 million). Normalised EBITDA was 13.7% higher at
EUR 136.3 million (2012: EUR 119.9 million). The Ticketing segment
generated EUR 269.7 million (2012: EUR 231.5 EUR million) in revenue, up
16.5%, while normalised EBITDA improved by 12.4% to EUR 104.3 million
(2012: EUR 92.8 million). In the reporting period, the CTS Group benefited
again from boosted ticket sales via the Internet and sold 23.8 million
tickets - a year-on-year increase of around 16% (2012: 20.6 million). The
Live Entertainment segment reported revenue growth of 23.4% to EUR 365.8
million in the year under review, compared to EUR 296.4 million in 2012 and
an EBITDA at EUR 32.0 million (2012: EUR 27.5 million; up 16.2%) that was
due to the large number of attractive live events in the reporting period.

Outlook for 2014: Further expansion

In view of the good start to the new financial year in 2014, the
unrelenting demand for live events and the takeover of three ticketing
companies from Stage Entertainment in Spain, the Netherlands and France in
early March 2014, the Management Board expects the Group to progress well
in the 2014 financial year. A further objective is the continued expansion
of Internet ticketing operations and of the Group's international presence.

The figures for 2012 have been adjusted due to application of mandatory
accounting standards (amended IAS 19 and IFRS 3).

The complete Annual Report will be available on the Internet at
www.eventim.de as from 27 March 2014, in an online version and in download
form.

For further information contact:
Marco Haeckermann, Director Corp. Development & Strategy, CTS EVENTIM AG,
+49 (0)421 3666-270
Volker Bischoff, CFO, CTS EVENTIM AG, +49 (0)421 3666-233


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Language:     English
Company:      CTS Eventim AG
              Dingolfinger Str. 6
              81673 München
              Germany
Phone:        0421/ 3666-233
Fax:          0421/ 3666-290
E-mail:       claudia.aderhold@eventim.de
Internet:     www.eventim.de
ISIN:         DE0005470306
WKN:          547030
Indices:      SDAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart
 
End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service
 
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