Marburg, October 31, 2008. The Board of Management of 3U HOLDING AG, Marburg, decided – with the approval of the Supervisory Board – on October 31, 2008 and on the basis of the authorization granted by the general meeting on August 28, 2007, to buy back as many as 4,684,224 of the common stock shares of the company on the stock exchange. The decision was taken with respect to the present low price level of the 3U share. The purchased shares may be used for all the purposes foreseen in the authorization resolution adopted at the general meeting on August 28, 2007.
The buy-back is being conducted in line with the safe harbor regulations in accordance with §§ 14 Section 2, 20a sub-section 3 Securities Trading Act (Germany) in conjunction with the Directive (EU) No. 2273/2003 of the Commission from December 22, 2003. It will be conducted by Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, which reaches its decisions on the point in time of the purchase of the shares in 3U HOLDING AG independently and unswayed by the company. For the duration of the share buy-back program 3U HOLDING AG reserves the right – in compliance with statutory provisions – to suspend and resume the buy-back program at any time, and in particular with a view to the current capital market environment.
The starting date of the buy-back program and further details of the program will be announced separately prior to its commencement.
3U HOLDING AG
Neue Kasseler Str. 62F
phone: +49 6421 999-1200
fax: +49 6421 999-1998