the second quarter of 2012, Axel Springer seamlessly sustained the
positive business trend enjoyed over the first three months of the year.
The Group benefited from strong revenue and earnings growth in its
Digital Media segment which reported an EBITDA margin of over 20 percent
during the first half year. The Group's EBITDA for the first six months
was up 6.9 percent. The significantly improved profitability of the
Group's digital media activities and the continued high earnings power
of the German print media contributed substantially to these results.
Axel Springer saw total revenues rise by 6.2 percent through organic
growth and the consolidation of new companies. The Management Board
confirmed its full-year guidance in view of the good business
performance to date.