XING AG purchases Socialmedian Inc.
2008-12-19 08:50:10.0

XING AG / Acquisition/Change of Personnel

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Hamburg / New York, December 19, 2008. The publicly listed XING AG (O1BC /
ISIN DE000XNG888) announces today that it has purchased New York-based
socialmedian, Inc., a leading innovator in the online news industry. At
closing, XING will pay a combination of cash and stock valued at 2.9
million Euros, with a performance-based earn-out valued at between 0.5-2.5
million Euros payable over three years.

Socialmedian’s founder and CEO, Jason Goldberg, will join XING in Hamburg
Germany in the newly created position of Vice President Xing Applications
Platform . In the new role Goldberg will be responsible for managing global
partnerships for application developers and content providers to connect
with the XING network.

Thorsten Vespermann
Director Corporate Communications
Gaensemarkt 43
20354 Hamburg, Germany
Tel +49 40 41 91 31-763

19.12.2008  Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Language:     English
Issuer:       XING AG
              Gänsemarkt 43
              20354 Hamburg
Phone:        +49 (0)40 419 131-10
Fax:          +49 (0)40 419 131-11
ISIN:         DE000XNG8888
WKN:          XNG888
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, Stuttgart
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