Medion AG: Ad-hoc announcement pursuant to section 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)
Share buyback program
The Management Board of MEDION AG has decided, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, to repurchase up to a further 968,368 of the Company's shares - which represents 2 percent of the Company's current share capital - via the stock market as from December 4, 2008. It is therefore partially utilizing the authorization to this effect granted by the Company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting on May 14, 2008, which had authorized it to repurchase a total of up to 10 percent of the Company's current share capital. MEDION AG had repurchased 6 percent of its share capital (2,905,104 shares) by October 2008. When the Company repurchases the further tranche of its shares via the stock market in line with its decision, the price per share paid by the Company (excluding transaction costs) must not be more than 10 percent above or below the market price determined for the Company's shares on the respective trading day by the opening auction in the Xetra trading system (or a similar successor system) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. A decision on the purpose for which the shares repurchased under the Annual Shareholders' Meeting's authorization are to be utilized will be taken at a later date.
The share buyback will be executed by Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is intended that the decisions on when the shares are to be repurchased via the stock market will be taken by the bank alone and that these decisions will not be influenced by the Company. MEDION AG will provide weekly information on the progress of the share buyback program on its website. Further details can be found in the Share Buyback Program section of its website at www.medion.com.