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DGAP-Adhoc: United Labels AG: United Labels AG with significant growth in first quarter of 2014

May 12, 2014

United Labels AG / Key word(s): Interim Report/Quarter Results 12.05.2014 13:03 Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Consolidated revenue grows by 17% - Quarterly earnings on target - Order backlog up 66% year on year MÜnster, 12 May 2014. United Labels AG (ISIN: DE 0005489561, WKN: 548956) managed to lift its consolidated revenue by 17% year on year in the first quarter of 2014, taking the figure to EUR6.6 million (prev. year: EUR5.7 million). Order backlog was up by as much as 66% at EUR10.6 million. At the end of the reporting period, order backlog for all the subsequent quarters of the current financial year was up on last year's figure. Thus, at the beginning of the current 2014 financial year, United Labels AG managed to return to its pattern of growth. Both of the company's segments contributed to revenue growth. While the Key Account segment expanded by 11%, revenue generated from sales within the Special Retail segment increased by as much as 29%. The sales performance of the key entities within the Group was also in positive territory. Revenue growth was particularly strong for the company's subsidiary in Spain at +25%, the parent company in Germany at +19% and the B2C e-commerce specialist Elfen Service GmbH at +108%. This forward momentum was attributable to measures introduced in the form of new marketing and growth concepts as well as the decision to centralise sales for Central and Northern Europe in Germany. It was also driven by the ongoing refinement of the company's portfolio of high-impact licences. The number of airport shops - in Barcelona, Madrid and DÜsseldorf - remained unchanged at six. Here, too, the Group succeeded in lifting its revenue compared to the previous year. These measures continue to be underpinned by a policy of strict cost management as part of the business reengineering programme that is aimed at improving profitability at Group level. At EUR-351 thousand (prev. year: EUR-144 thousand), EBIT was within the range expected for the first quarter. Operating from this favourable platform for 2014, the Management Board plans to increase total revenue by 10 to 20% in the current financial year. The quarterly report of United Labels AG can be downloaded from the following site: Contact details: United Labels AG Gildenstraße 6 48157 MÜnster Tel.: +49 (0) 251-3221-0 Fax: +40 (0) 251-3221-960 investorrelations@unitedlabels.com12.05.2014 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at and --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: United Labels AG Gildenstr. 6 48157 MÜnster Germany Phone: +49 (0)25 132 21-0 Fax: +49 (0)25 132 21-999 E-mail: Internet: ISIN: DE0005489561 WKN: 548956 Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, DÜsseldorf, Hamburg, MÜnchen, Stuttgart End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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