CEWE STIFTUNG & CO. KGAA (FRA:CWC) CEWE at the photokina with first-class innovations

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25/09/2012 07:00
DGAP-News: CeWe Color Holding AG / Key word(s): Market Report CEWE at the photokina with first-class innovations 25.09.2012 / 07:00 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Press Release / CEWE at the photokina with first-class innovations - Dr. Hollander: 'Overwhelming response to our innovations' - 'photokina Star Award' for the 'videos in a CEWE PHOTO BOOK' product innovation - CEWE goes mobile: placing orders for photo products away from home Oldenburg, 25 September 2012. CEWE COLOR Holding AG (SDAX, ISIN: DE0005403901) enters the fourth quarter of 2012 with a great deal of wind from behind and again confirms its position as the technological leader. At the 2012 photokina, the leading international trade show for photography, Europe's leading photo and online printing service was awarded the prestigious 'photokina Star Award' for the 'highlight of the 2012 photokina: videos in a CEWE PHOTO BOOK. Thanks to an innovative tool, videos can now be integrated into a CEWE PHOTO BOOK. They are shown with a QR code, and can be played anywhere and at any time with the help of a smartphone or tablet. Visitors to the trade show stand were also enthusiastic about 'CEWE goes mobile': with the CEWE Mobile Photo Service, photo products can simply be designed, ordered or even collected right away per instant print from home or away from home. iPads(R) and android tablets provide generous scope for designing CEWE photo products. And owners of a smartphone or tablet can use the CEWE INSTANT PHOTOS app to prepare an order for instant prints anywhere. Besides, the CEWE INSTANT PHOTOS Finder quickly shows users how to get to their nearest CEWE PHOTO STATION. 90 percent of expected EBIT for 2012 in the fourth quarter 'For us, the photokina is the perfect opening to the most important quarter of the year: we met all our major retail partners at the trade show and we are delighted about the overwhelming response to our product innovations. Retailers and customers particularly liked the idea of linking mobile applications with our top sellers such as the CEWE PHOTO BOOK and photo gift articles,' says Dr. Rolf Hollander CEO with CEWE COLOR Holding AG. In the past few years, the shift in seasons has resulted in the fourth quarter becoming more significant in terms of sales and earnings due to the strong growth in the share of high-quality CEWE PHOTO BOOKS and personalised photo gift articles. CEWE COLOR is thus likely to generate around 90 per cent of its expected earnings for 2012 in the fourth quarter (expected EBIT range for 2012: EUR 27 to 33 million). The new business segment for online printing is to considerably boost growth by around EUR 40 million and raise Group turnover in the range of 7% to 12%, from EUR 500 million to EUR 525 million in 2012. Should you have any queries, please contact: CEWE COLOR Holding AG, Axel Weber (Investor Relations) Tel.: 0441 / 404 - 2288, Fax: 0441 / 404 - 421, email: IR@cewecolor.de Internet: www.cewecolor.de , www.cewe.de , www.cewe-fotobuch.de , www.cewe-print.de www.viaprinto.de , www.saxoprint.de Now available in the Apple App Store: the CEWE Investor Relations app for an iPad(R), with annual reports and quarterly reports, presentations and sustainability reports. Financial schedule: 8 November 2012: Publication of the QI-Q3 interim report 12 November 2012: German Equity Forum, Frankfurt About CEWE COLOR: Photo service company CEWE COLOR, with 13 highly-technical production operations and a staff of around 3,100 employees in 24 European countries, is both market and technological leader. In 2011 CEWE COLOR delivered around 2.5 billion prints, more than 5.1 million CEWE PHOTO BOOKS and photo gift articles to more than 33,000 retail partners to generate consolidated turnover of 469 million euros. CEWE COLOR is a 'first mover' in the introduction of new digital technologies and products. Printed material for advertising is marketed through the sales platforms saxoprint, viaprinto and CEWE-PRINT.de in the new online printing service business segment. CEWE COLOR celebrated its 50th company anniversary in 2011. In 1961 CEWE COLOR was founded by Senator h. c. Heinz Neumüller. The company went public under the leadership of Hubert Rothärmel in 1993. CEWE COLOR Holding AG is listed on the SDAX. End of Corporate News --------------------------------------------------------------------- 25.09.2012 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: CeWe Color Holding AG Meerweg 30-32 26133 Oldenburg Germany Phone: +49 (0)441 40 4-1 Fax: +49 (0)441 40 4-42 1 E-mail: IR@cewecolor.de Internet: www.cewecolor.de ISIN: DE0005403901 WKN: 540390 Indices: SDAX Listed: Regulierter Markt in Berlin, Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News-Service --------------------------------------------------------------------- 186283 25.09.2012