2012

Cliq Digital AG reports its interim IFRS balance sheet and results as of June 30, 2012 – Second half year shows significantly improved net results

  • 03/12/2012

– IFRS figures confirm preliminary results on pro forma basis (operating
EBITDA at EUR 6.3 million)
– Scheduled non-cash depreciation and amortization lead to pro forma net
income of EUR -3.2 million in the first six months 2012
– Depreciation on intangible assets of EUR 7.1 million primarily due to
IFRS
– Strong equity ratio of 42.7% as of June 30, 2012

Dusseldorf, December 3, 2012 – Cliq Digital AG – the former Bob Mobile AG
-, a leading provider of mobile games, apps and entertainment content,
reports its consolidated financial results according to IFRS (International
Financial Reporting Standards) for the first six months of the 2012
financial year. Herein Dutch company Cliq BV is consolidated since February
2012, the month of the closing of the acquisition by former Bob Mobile AG.

On a pro forma basis – consolidating Cliq BV for the six months from
January to June – the operating EBITDA amounted to EUR 6.3 million
(adjusted for restructuring costs and merger costs of EUR 1.1 million).
These figures confirm the preliminary results published in August.

Depreciation and amortization in the first half of 2012 amounted to EUR 7.1
million leading to an EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of EUR -1,9
million, financing costs were EUR 0.7 million and tax expenses stood at EUR
0.6 million. Net results thereby came in at
EUR -3.2 million. These figures are again on pro forma basis.

Within the above mentioned depreciation and amortization EUR 6.7 million of
non-cash depreciation on intangible assets (such as the customer database)
have been accounted for. This is an effect of applying IFRS; shown in the
full IFRS figures for the first half year of 2012 which will be published
along with this corporate news today on the homepage of the company
(www.cliqdigital.com).

The development in the second half of the year shows a significant
improvement of the net result, due to a significant lower depreciation on
the customer database (EUR 2.9 million). The company expects net results in
the second half of 2012 between EUR -1.3 million and EUR 0,2 million,
representing the latest operating EBITDA guidance EUR 10.5 million to EUR
12.5 million, which we hereby reconfirm.

Cliq Digitals Chief Executive Officer Luc Voncken comments: ‘With the
preparation of the first consolidated IFRS figures following the
acquisition of Cliq BV we completed the transaction also in terms of
accounting. This is an important step for the further improvement of the
transparency towards the market. I have full confidence in the strategy of
Cliq Digital as a powerful provider of mobile games, apps and entertainment
– as the CEO of the company and also as a major shareholder.’ Grupa Media
Holding II BV, owned by Luc Voncken and his business partners, is holding
40% of the Cliq Digital AG shares.

The group reported equity as of June 30, 2012 of EUR 32.3 million, (the
equity ratio amounts to 42.7%, in relation to total assets). Furthermore,
it recognizes not to be fully aligned with its self imposed financial
covenants, caused primarily due to lowering its EBITDA guidance during the
summer. The company will strive for a balance between a prudent financial
framework and investments in our business. The cash position as of June 30
amounted to EUR 7.6 million.

Following the decision of the annual general meeting in August 2012, the
renaming of Bob Mobile AG into Cliq Digital AG is entered in the commercial
register since November 20, 2012. Likewise, the legal seat was transferred
from Straelen to Dusseldorf.

All figures have not been audited and have not undergone an audit review.

About Cliq Digital:
Cliq Digital AG – the former Bob Mobile AG – which is based in Dusseldorf,
Germany, is a leading provider of mobile entertainment with focus on games
(ISIN DE000A0HHJR3). As a marketer and publisher of games, apps and other
mobile value-added services, the Group is active in over 50 countries,
especially by way of its direct sales to end-customers. Cliq Digital has
been establishing its Freemium Mobile Games division since the end of 2011.
The company was founded as Bob Mobile AG in 2005, and listed on the stock
market. A decisive growth step was taken in 2012 with the acquisition of
Dutch company Cliq B.V. Cliq provided the basis of the name of the newly
positioned Group, which focuses on continuous and profitable growth through
expanding into new countries, extending its games portfolio, as well as
corporate acquisitions. The company is listed in the Entry Standard of the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Contact:
cometis AG
Ulrich Wiehle / Rolf Becker
Unter den Eichen 7
D-65195 Wiesbaden
Phone: +49 (0)611 20 58 55-40
Fax: +49 (0)611 20 58 55-66
E-mail: becker@cometis.de

Bob Mobile reports EUR 9.0 million operative EBITDA for the first nine months and confirms its guidance for 2012 financial year

  • 21/11/2012

– 9-Months revenues up to EUR 52.5 million
– 9-Months operative EBITDA at EUR 9.0 million
– Third quarter operative EBITDA of EUR 2.7 million

Straelen, November 21, 2012 – During the first nine month of the 2012
financial year, Bob Mobile AG – the future Cliq Digital AG -, a leading
provider of mobile entertainment content, generated EUR 52.5 million of
revenues, an increase of 92% compared to the previous year period (EUR 27.3
million). The operative EBITDA (excluding merger and restructuring costs)
amounted to EUR 9.0 million, versus EUR -0.5 million in the previous year
period. In the third quarter the company achieved revenues of EUR 15.4
million (previous year period: EUR 10.0 million) and an operative EBITDA of
EUR 2.7 million (previous year period: EUR -0.3 million).

Luc Voncken (CEO) comments: ‘We are in line with our forecast and confirm
our guidance for 2012. Additional revenues in the fourth quarter as well as
in the upcoming months will occur from ten quality games we have signed to
launch on thumbr. The highly anticipated ‘Dragons vs. Unicorns’ and the
award-winning ‘Skyrise Runner’ are amongst the first games to launch and
will be supported by dedicated Marketing and PR campaigns which focus on
the territories that have proven to be the most profitable.’ In the third
quarter the Premium mobile business launched new countries such as United
Arab Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Columbia and Hungary. In these countries
the Premium mobile services are now offered via online and mobile marketing
to consumers and do already contribute to revenue and margin. Cliq is in
the sweet spot for mobile games, apps and entertainment on feature- and
smartphones.

The detailed IFRS consolidated figures for the first half-year of the 2012
financial year will be published by the end of November. All figures have
not been audited and have not undergone an audit review.

About Bob Mobile / Cliq Digital:
Bob Mobile AG – in future to be renamed Cliq Digital AG – which is based in
Straelen (in future to be relocated to Düsseldorf), Germany, is a leading
provider of mobile entertainment with focus on games (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).
As a marketer and publisher of games and other mobile value-added services,
the Group is active in over 50 countries, especially by way of its direct
sales to end-customers. Cliq Digital has been establishing its Freemium
Mobile Games division since the end of 2011. The company was founded as Bob
Mobile AG in 2005, and listed on the stock market. A decisive growth step
was taken in 2012 with the acquisition of Dutch company Cliq B.V. Cliq
provided the basis of the name of the newly positioned Group, which focuses
on continuous and profitable growth through expanding into new countries,
extending its games portfolio, as well as corporate acquisitions. The
company is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Contact:
cometis AG
Ulrich Wiehle / Rolf Becker
Unter den Eichen 7
D-65195 Wiesbaden
Phone: +49 (0)611 20 58 55-40
Fax: +49 (0)611 20 58 55-66
E-mail: becker@cometis.de

New management of Bob Mobile concentrates on mobile business and confirms outlook for 2012 financial year

  • 07/11/2012

– Fokus liegt auf mobiler Unterhaltung – insbesondere Spiele
– Management bestätigt Prognose für das Geschäftsjahr 2012
– Konsolidierter Halbjahresabschluss gemäß IFRS für Ende November erwartet

Straelen, 7. November 2012 – Der neue Vorstand (CEO) der Bob Mobile AG –
künftig Cliq Digital AG – treibt die Neujustierung des Geschäftsmodells
voran. ‘Wir haben Maßnahmen ergriffen, um die Aufstellung der künftigen
Cliq Digital AG in den attraktivsten Geschäftsfeldern zu verbessern’,
erläutert Luc Voncken, der seit Anfang Oktober das Unternehmen als CEO
leitet. Dazu gehört insbesondere die stärkere Fokussierung der Gruppe auf
den Bereich mobile Unterhaltung (Spiele), während die Aktivitäten im
Online-Segment (Online-PC-Spiele) reduziert werden.

Unabhängig von der Anpassung des Geschäftsmodells bestätigt das neue
Management die Prognose: ‘Wir liegen mit der Anfang September gegebenen
Prognose im Plan. Daher bekräftigen wir unseren Ausblick für das
Geschäftsjahr 2012’, sagt Luc Voncken. Das Unternehmen erwartet Umsätze
zwischen EUR 64 und 74 Mio. und ein bereinigtes Ergebnis vor Zinsen,
Steuern und Abschreibungen (EBITDA) von EUR 10,5 bis 12,5 Mio. Das EBITDA
ist um die Einmalaufwendungen im Zusammenhang mit der Übernahme und
Integration der Cliq B.V. bereinigt.

Die Erstellung des konsolidierten IFRS-Abschlusses der Bob Mobile AG, der
erstmalig die Cliq B.V. konsolidiert, benötigt länger als zunächst
erwartet. Der Vorstand geht davon aus, dass die Anwendung der IFRS Ende
November endgültig abgeschlossen werden kann und der IFRS-Konzernabschluss
für das erste Halbjahr 2012 veröffentlicht wird. Weiterhin wird das
Unternehmen am 21. November 2012, gemäß Finanzkalender, die Kennzahlen für
das dritte Quartal 2012 (auf EBITDA-Level) veröffentlichen.

Die künftige Zusammensetzung des Aufsichtsrats steht unterdessen fest. Dem
Gremium gehören weiterhin Dr. Andreas Hoynigg (Vorsitzender), Cornelis
Herman van der Steenstraten und Karel Gustaaf Tempelaar an. Dr. Andreas
Hoynigg erläutert: ‘Als langjähriger Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender unterstütze
ich Luc Voncken als neuen CEO von Cliq Digital und seine Strategie. Ich bin
darüber hinaus überzeugt, dass unser Unternehmen mit der Fokussierung auf
mobile Unterhaltung erfolgreich sein wird.’

Über Bob Mobile / Cliq Digital:
Die Bob Mobile AG – künftig Cliq Digital AG – (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3) ist ein
führender Anbieter von Games und Mobile Entertainment mit Sitz in Straelen
(künftig Düsseldorf). Als Vermarkter und Publisher von Spielen und anderen
mobilen Mehrwertdiensten ist der Konzern in über 50 Ländern insbesondere
mittels eines direkten Endkundenvertriebs aktiv. Seit Juli 2010 baut Cliq
Digital den Bereich Online & Freemium Games auf und seit Ende 2011
zusätzlich den Bereich Freemium Mobile Games. Das Unternehmen wurde 2005
als Bob Mobile AG gegründet und an der Börse eingeführt. 2012 wurde mit der
Akquisition der niederländischen Cliq B.V. ein entscheidender
Wachstumsschritt vollzogen. Cliq wurde zum Namensgeber des neu
aufgestellten Konzerns, der auf kontinuierliches, profitables Wachstum
durch Expansion in neue Länder und die Ausweitung des Games-Portfolios wie
auch durch Übernahmen setzt. Die Gesellschaft ist im Entry Standard der
Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse notiert.

Kontakt:
cometis AG
Ulrich Wiehle / Rolf Becker
Unter den Eichen 7
D-65195 Wiesbaden
Tel.: +49 (0)611 20 58 55-40
Fax: +49 (0)611 20 58 55-66
E-mail: becker@cometis.de

Changes in the Management and Supervisory Board

  • 09/10/2012

Straelen, October 9, 2012 – Bob Mobile AG announces that a new corporate
governance structure was created. As a consequence, two of three existing
management board members (Remco Westermann and Ben Bos) have resigned. Luc
Voncken was appointed new CEO, he is the former CEO of Cliq B.V. and new
head of the entire group. Ben Bos will continue to be available as an
advisor to the company. Further, three members of the supervisory board
have resigned from their positions. Bob Mobile will propose to its
shareholders at the next general meeting to permanently reduce its
supervisory board to three members. The supervisory board envisages to
identify a new second member of the management board servicing along with
CEO Luc Voncken.

Finally, Grupa Media Holding II B.V. informed the company that it increased
its shareholding in the company from 24% to 40%. The shareholders Jarimovas
GmbH (controlled by Remco Westermann) and former Cliq B.V. shareholders
have sold part of their shares to Grupa Media Holding II B.V. and reduced
their stake accordingly.

Both management and supervisory board are in full agreement that the
changes in the governing bodies will strengthen the company’s focus and
future strategy. With the new structure also diverting views within the
company’s supervisory and management board on corporate governance are
resolved.

About Bob Mobile / Cliq Digital:
Bob Mobile AG – in future to be renamed Cliq Digital AG – which is based in
Straelen (in future to be relocated to Düsseldorf), Germany, is a leading
provider of games and mobile entertainment (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3). As a
marketer and publisher of games and other mobile value-added services, the
Group is active in over 50 countries, especially by way of its direct sales
to end-customers. Cliq Digital has been establishing its Online & Freemium
Games division since July 2010, and also its Freemium Mobile Games division
since the end of 2011. The company was founded as Bob Mobile AG in 2005,
and listed on the stock market. A decisive growth step was taken in 2012
with the acquisition of Dutch company Cliq B.V. Cliq provided the basis of
the name of the newly positioned Group, which focuses on continuous and
profitable growth through expanding into new countries, extending its games
portfolio, as well as corporate acquisitions. The company is listed in the
Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Contact:
cometis AG
Ulrich Wiehle / Rolf Becker
Unter den Eichen 7
D-65195 Wiesbaden
Phone: +49 (0)611 20 58 55-40
Fax: +49 (0)611 20 58 55-66
E-mail: becker@cometis.de

Opinion of the Management Board of Bob Mobile AG concerning the purchase offer submitted by Bigstep Capital Ltd

  • 28/09/2012

Straelen, September 28, 2012 – In early September, Bigstep Capital Ltd.,
London, submitted a voluntary public purchase offer to the shareholders of
Bob Mobile AG (in future to be renamed: Cliq Digital AG). The offer runs
until October 1, 2012, and is subject to several conditions. The offer is
not to come into force if acceptance declarations amount to less than 75%
of the outstanding shares of Bob Mobile AG, if the DAX equity index lies
below 6,500 points at the end of the acceptance period, or if Bob Mobile AG
refuses to conduct due diligence concerning the business development of the
2012 financial year. If these conditions are satisfied, Bigstep Capital
Ltd. is offering a purchase price of EUR 7.00 per share, according to the
offer. The full offer was published in the Bundesanzeiger (German Federal
Gazette) on September 7, 2012.

Although Bob Mobile AG has made several attempts to get in contact with the
bidder Bigstep Capital Ltd., no further-reaching discussions have been held
with the bidder. In the opinion of Bob Mobile AG, such discussions comprise
a significant precondition for assessing the offer, and for approval of a
due diligence review which the bidder has formulated as a condition.

Irrespective of this, Bob Mobile AG notes that the average price of Bob
Mobile shares stood at EUR 12.00 in the period between June 5, 2012 and
September 5, 2012, being the period of the three months before the
publication of the offer.

Due to the offer terms, and the lack of preparedness on the part of the
bidder to engage in an exchange of information, Bob Mobile AG is currently
unable to gauge whether the voluntary offer is actually serious. If new
facts emerge, the Management Board of Bob Mobile AG will publish a renewed
opinion.

The executive board

About Bob Mobile / Cliq Digital:
Bob Mobile AG – in future to be renamed Cliq Digital AG – which is based in
Straelen (in future to be relocated to Düsseldorf), Germany, is a leading
provider of games and mobile entertainment (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3). As a
marketer and publisher of games and other mobile value-added services, the
Group is active in over 50 countries, especially by way of its direct sales
to end-customers. Cliq Digital has been establishing its Online & Freemium
Games division since July 2010, and also its Freemium Mobile Games division
since the end of 2011. The company was founded as Bob Mobile AG in 2005,
and listed on the stock market. A decisive growth step was taken in 2012
with the acquisition of Dutch company Cliq B.V. Cliq provided the basis of
the name of the newly positioned Group, which focuses on continuous and
profitable growth through expanding into new countries, extending its games
portfolio, as well as corporate acquisitions. The company is listed in the
Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Bob Mobile AG contact:
Corinna Neumann
Paesmühlenweg 8
D-47638 Straelen
Tel.: +49 (0)2834 9429209
Fax: +49 (0)2834 46299409
E-mail: investor@cliqdigital.com
Internet: www.cliqdigital.com

Bigstep Capital Ltd. submits unsolicited public tender offer for Bob Mobile AG

  • 06/09/2012

Straelen, September 6, 2012 – Today, Bob Mobile AG was informed that
Bigstep Capital Ltd. submitted an unsolicited public tender offer beyond
the scope of the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (WpÜG) to
all Bob Mobile shareholders. The offering is valid until October 1, 2012
(London, UK time). The purchase price shall be EUR 7.00 per share. Bob
Mobile has not received any further information with regards to the tender
offer, rather the available document refers to further documents and its
publication in the German Federal Gazette.

The executive and supervisory board of Bob Mobile AG will comment the
unsolicited public tender offering and its reward to the Bob Mobile
shareholders separately.

The execution of the unsolicited public tender offer shall not come into
force, if one of the following terms is fulfilled:

– Less than 75% of the existing shares of Bob Mobile AG are offered to the
bidder
– DAX is trading at less than 6.500 index points until the end-date of the
tender offering period
– Bob Mobile to refuse a financial due diligence for the 2012 financial
year

The company does not take over any liability that the tender offer is
completely summarized within this press release.

At this point of time Bob Mobile AG has no knowledge of the bidder’s
identity.

The executive board

About Bob Mobile / Cliq Digital:
Bob Mobile AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3) – the future Cliq Digital AG – which is
based in Straelen, Germany (in the future: Düsseldorf, Germany), is a
leading provider of games and mobile entertainment. As a marketer and
publisher of games and other mobile value-added services, the Group is
active in over 50 countries, especially through the channel of direct sales
to end-customers. Cliq Digital has been establishing its Online & Freemium
Games division since July 2010, and also its Freemium Mobile Games division
since the end of 2011. The company was founded as Bob Mobile AG in 2005,
and listed on the stock market. A decisive growth step was taken in 2012
with the acquisition of Dutch company Cliq B.V. Cliq provided the basis of
the name of the newly positioned Group, which focuses on continuous and
profitable growth through expanding into new countries, extending its games
portfolio, as well as corporate acquisitions. The Company is listed in the
Entry Standard segment of Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Contact Bob Mobile AG:
Corinna Neumann
Paesmühlenweg 8
D-47638 Straelen
Phone: +49 (0)2834 9429209
Fax: +49 (0)2834 46299409
E-Mail: investor@cliqdigital.com
Internet: www.cliqdigital.com

Bob Mobile AG becomes Cliq Digital AG – Announcement of forecast 2012

  • 03/09/2012

– Umsatzerwartung für Geschäftsjahr auf Euro 64 – 74 Mio. aktualisiert
– Bereinigtes EBITDA in Höhe von Euro 10,5 – 12,5 Mio. erwartet
– Namensänderung: Bob Mobile AG firmiert künftig unter Cliq Digital AG

Straelen, 3. September 2012 – Die Bob Mobile AG, ein führender Anbieter von
Games und Mobile Entertainment, gibt heute den aktualisierten Ausblick für
das Geschäftsjahr 2012 bekannt. Demnach erwartet der Vorstand Umsatzerlöse
in Höhe von Euro 64 – 74 Mio. Euro (vormals Euro 95 Mio.). Gleichzeitig
wird ein bereinigtes EBITDA von Euro 10,5 – 12,5 Mio. erwartet (vormals
Euro 18 Mio.). Hierin sind einmalige Aufwendungen für die Übernahme und
Integration der Cliq B.V. in Höhe von rund Euro 1,1 Mio. nicht
berücksichtigt. Grund für die reduzierte Prognose sind die sich deutlich
schlechter als erwartet entwickelnden Absatzmärkte. Insbesondere im
südeuropäischen Raum, etwa in Spanien und Italien, reduzieren sich die
Umsätze und stehen die Margen unter Druck. Darüber hinaus führt die
Verzögerung bei der Einführung der neuen Freemium Technikplattform zu
geringeren Umsatz- und Ergebnisbeiträgen als erwartet. Die Bandbreiten der
Prognosen tragen dem unsicheren wirtschaftlichen Umfeld Rechnung.

Die Gesellschaft treibt die Ausrichtung auf das Freemium Geschäftsmodell
weiter voran, um auch zukünftig gut aufgestellt zu sein. Im Außenauftritt
zeigt sich diese Entwicklung in der Namensänderung der Bob Mobile AG in
Cliq Digital AG, die auf der ordentlichen Hauptversammlung am 24. August
2012 beschlossen wurde. ‘Wir sind davon überzeugt, dass der Name Cliq
Digital AG zu unseren heutigen wie zukünftigen Produkten noch idealer
passt. Während Bob Mobile eng mit den Handys der zweiten Generation
verknüpft war, ist die neue Cliq Digital AG nun plattformübergreifend
online ebenso wie auf Smartphones und Tablets zu Hause’, so der
Vorstandsvorsitzende Remco Westermann. Zudem wurde die Corporate Website
überarbeitet und neu gelauncht: www.cliqdigital.com.

Cliq Digital sieht sich sowohl im Premium Bereich wie auch im Freemium
Bereich hervorragend aufgestellt. Im zweiten Halbjahr 2012 (Juli bis
Dezember 2012) werden insbesondere unter der Marke thumbr viele neue
Produkte gelauncht. Eine weitere Konkretisierung der Geschäftserwartungen
2012 wird im Rahmen des Halbjahresberichts Ende September 2012
bekanntgegeben.

Über Bob Mobile / Cliq Digital:
Die Bob Mobile AG – künftig Cliq Digital AG – (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3) ist ein
führender Anbieter von Games und Mobile Entertainment mit Sitz in Straelen
(künftig Düsseldorf). Als Vermarkter und Publisher von Spielen und anderen
mobilen Mehrwertdiensten ist der Konzern in über 50 Ländern insbesondere
mittels eines direkten Endkundenvertriebs aktiv. Seit Juli 2010 baut Cliq
Digital den Bereich Online & Freemium Games auf und seit Ende 2011
zusätzlich den Bereich Freemium Mobile Games. Das Unternehmen wurde 2005
als Bob Mobile AG gegründet und an der Börse eingeführt. 2012 wurde mit der
Akquisition der niederländischen Cliq B.V. ein entscheidender
Wachstumsschritt vollzogen. Cliq wurde zum Namensgeber des neu
aufgestellten Konzerns, der auf kontinuierliches, profitables Wachstum
durch Expansion in neue Länder und die Ausweitung des Games-Portfolios wie
auch durch Übernahmen setzt. Die Gesellschaft ist im Entry Standard der
Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse notiert.

Kontakt Bob Mobile AG:
Corinna Neumann
Paesmühlenweg 8
D-47638 Straelen
Telefon: +49 (0)2834 9429209
Telefax: +49 (0)2834 46299409
E-Mail: investor@cliqdigital.com
Internet: www.cliqdigital.com

Bob Mobile reports EUR 37.2 million of revenue in H1 2012 and EUR 6.3 million of operating EBITDA

  • 21/08/2012

– Following Cliq takeover, revenue up 115 percent year-on-year in first
half-year
– Second-quarter revenues dampened by market conditions and postponement in
in-troducing new technology platform
– Takeover of UK company Gorillabox Ltd., deal planned to close in Q3,
strengthens technology expertise in mobile video advertising and video
streaming area

Straelen, August 21, 2012 – Bob Mobile AG, a leading provider of games and
mobile entertainment, reports significant revenue and earnings growth in
the first half of 2012. Cliq B.V., which is now fully consolidated,
provided the critical impulse in this context. The integration and related
restructuring of activities at Cliq B.V. and Bob Mobile AG were concluded
to schedule at the end of June. Overall, the Bob Mobile Group generated EUR
37.2 million of revenue in the first half year (prior-year period: EUR 17.3
million) and operating EBITDA (adjusted for EUR 1.1 million of takeover and
restructuring costs) of EUR 6.3 million (prior-year period: EUR 0.2
million).

The company reported EUR 17.7 million of revenue in the second quarter (Q1
2012: EUR 19.4 million). Operating EBITDA stood at EUR 3.0 million in the
second quarter (Q1 2012: EUR 3.3 million). Including the takeover and
restructuring costs, EBITDA amounted to EUR 2.2 million for the April to
June months (Q1 2012: EUR 3.0 million).

‘Having successfully integrated Cliq and Bob Mobile, we are now
concentrating fully again on the further development of our products and
market positions in the freemium and premium areas. The market environment
has worsened considerably in some countries over the last months – whereby
Bob Mobile’s positioning in currently more than 50 countries has mitigated
the effects,’ commented Remco Westermann, CEO of Bob Mobile AG. ‘Based on
trends in the second quarter and the first few weeks of the second half of
the year, we will publish an update to our FY 2012 forecast before the end
of September. Until then, the application of IFRS in connection with the
Cliq acquisition is completely recognized in income statement and thus a
more accurate forecast of the annual result is possible,’ Remco Westermann
went on to comment.

Having reported EUR 34.9 million of revenue in the first half year, and EUR
9.1 million of operating EBITDA, the premium division is slightly below
prognosis. Pressure on revenue is also evident at the start of the second
half of the year. This is due, firstly, to weak economic growth combined
with lower consumption spending, particularly in Southern Europe. For the
first time, this is having significant negative effects on revenue and
earnings with new and existing customers in these countries. Secondly, the
regulatory environment, especially concerning the billing of premium
services, is intensifying further in some countries. Regulatory changes
were already implemented at the end of the second quarter, and are also
announced for the second half of the year. The company continues to drive
further ahead with its internationalization to offset revenue pressure on
traditional markets. The special focus in this context is on the growth
markets of Africa and South America. Premium services were launched in
Kenya and Columbia in the second quarter.

The strategically important freemium games area, which is currently being
established, generated EUR 1.5 million of revenue in the first half of the
year. This business unit concentrated on optimizing and expanding their
games portfolio in the first half of 2012, and the further development of
the technical platform. In particular, additional features are being
developed to generate revenue along with items sales. With costs in line
with budget, revenue of EUR 1.5 million in the first half-year fell short
of planning, feeding through to EUR -1.4 million of operating EBITDA.

Just A Game GmbH is concentrating on four online games in 2012. The
War2Glory online strategy game, which had already been launched by the end
of 2010, and also the fussballcup.de football manager game which was
published in June 2012, continue to report a positive trend. Delays
occurred to the mobile version of War2Glory, and the Myfarmland online
game, as a result of which they were not launched until the second half
year, thereby delaying revenue growth. In addition, the Call Of Kings
online card game was contractually secured in the third quarter, and is
also set to be launched in the second half of the year. Due to the more
efficient organization, additional games were launched with only a minimal
increase in staff numbers in the case of Just A Game. Just A Game will make
a positive earnings contribution following the revenue growth connected
with the additional games.

The sub-area, mobile freemium games under the thumbr brand, which is still
in the development and establishment phase, made major progress in the
first half of the year. This cross-platform gaming and entertainment portal
licensed nine high-quality mobile games during the first six months of the
financial year 2012. The company also worked intensively on the further
development of the thumbr mobile and online portals, including completing
the thumbr iOS app, and launching the thumbr.com website. In overall terms,
however, thumbr fell short of the company’s own targets due to the
difficulty of securing specialist staff, as a consequence of which
substantial revenue is not expected until the third quarter. The thumbr
technology platform (Software Development Kit SDK) – which serves
independent software developers as the basis for developing their own games
– was completed and actively marketed among developers in the third
quarter. Active marketing of mobile games on thumbr will then also start
from September.

In addition, Bob Mobile has reached agreement with the owners of UK company
Gorillabox Ltd. concerning a takeover of this software firm. Gorillabox has
developed very flexible technology to reproduce videos on mobile
telephones. A video stream can be optimized live for different screen sizes
and transfer speeds, for example. This technology is particularly valuable
when utilizing video advertising on mobile devices – one of the
fastest-growing advertising markets. Gorillabox is to be integrated into
thumbr in this context. Along with revenue from items sales and traditional
online advertising formats, video advertising plays a special role in the
thumbr strategy. The aim is to provide a special direct response video
format for advertising customers, which makes (advertising) videos
available both through streaming and as a one click download, and which can
be deployed as a pre-, mid-and post-roll solution. The purchase price for
Gorillabox amounts to between 20,000 and up to a maximum of 45,000 Bob
Mobile shares, depending on the attainment of certain earnout conditions.
The acquisition is to be completed by the end of the third quarter 2012.

All results for the first half of 2012 are preliminary. The application of
IFRS may still result in changes to the results for the first half of 2012
due to the merger. Complete final figures for the first half of 2012,
including balance sheet and the outlook, will be published before the end
of September 2012.

About Bob Mobile AG:
Bob Mobile AG, which is based in Straelen, Germany, is a leading provider
of games and mobile entertainment. As a marketer and publisher of games and
other mobile value-added services, the Group is active in over 50
countries, especially by way of its direct sales to end-customers. Bob
Mobile AG has been establishing its Online & Freemium Games division since
July 2010, and also its Freemium Mobile Games division since the end of
2011. Bob Mobile is a specialist in the direct marketing to end-customers
of its products through the Internet, mobile Internet and TV. The
acquisition of Cliq B.V. was concluded in February 2012, allowing the
company to grow to a new dimension. The Bob Mobile Group focuses on
continuous and profitable growth, both organically through expanding into
new countries, through expanding the games portfolio, and through external
growth. Bob Mobile AG is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt
Stock Exchange.

Bob Mobile AG contact:
Corinna Neumann
Paesmühlenweg 8
D-47638 Straelen
Telephone: +49 (0)2834 9429209
Fax: +49 (0)2834 46299409
E-mail: investor@bobmobile.ag
Internet: www.bobmobile.ag

Games offensive under new umbrella brand “thumbr” – final figures for business year 2011 published

  • 03/07/2012

– New games umbrella-brand ‘thumbr – The Gaming Experience’

– thumbr.com has been launched as the central brand for freemium games

– Fully fledged thumbr portal will be available from mid of August

– Games offensive, a.o. ‘Rise to Fame,’ ‘War2Glory Mobile’, ‘Football Cup’, ‘Whacky Escape’, ‘Skyrise Runner’ and ‘Sheep Shack’

– Annual report 2011 published – positive Outlook

– Acquisition of Cliq B.V. and build-up of the business area freemium games strongly impact the financial statements

– Extraordinary effects due to withdrawal from Greece and selling Pink Adventure

– Positive outlook for 2012 and 2013

– Annual general shareholder meeting 24th August 2012

Bob Mobile AG (WKN A0HHJR, ISIN DE000A0HHJR3) 03.07.2012 – Bob Mobile continues its freemium games offensive with the launch of the new portal ‘thumbr.com’. Under the new freemium-umbrella brand ‘thumbr – The Gaming Experience’ a games offensive started in July 2012. The games will be ‘freemium’ games, that will be provided to the users for free either online or to be downloaded from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. Revenues are generated by the company by item sale, upgrades and advertising.

‘We expect that the ,freemium’ area in addition to the successful ,premium’ model will become increasingly important. Bob Mobile AG is successfully developing from being a supplier of simple mobile products to a provider of attractive mobile and online games. Meanwhile ringtones have no longer relevance to our business and games already quantifies for over 55 percent of new customer sales, while other revenues are mainly generated by fun apps and quiz-games. More than 50 percent of the sales on mobile devices are for smartphones – which continue to increase strongly’, explains Remco Westermann, Chairman of the executive board of Bob Mobile AG. ‘Under the new umbrella brand ,thumbr’ we intend to expand our games offerings much further. The umbrella brand has the advantage of better marketability with a higher recognition value. It also provides additional cross-selling effects, thus increasing efficiency. All new releases in the freemium gaming area from now on will be launched under the new umbrella brand. As of mid August, the full fledge ,thumbr’ portal will be available with a wide choice of games as well as additional functionalities in the community area. Already successfully marketed games such as ,Ski Jump’ and ,War2Glory’ are gradually being integrated into ,thumbr’. In addition, Bob Mobile has several other mobile games in the pipeline to be launched soon under the brand ,thumbr”, Mr. Westermann continued.

The game-offensive started in July: A few days ago, the new iPhone music role-play game ‘Rise to Fame’ was launched and ‘War2Glory Mobile’, the mobile version of the successful online game will follow in August. In addition to the online football management game ‘Football Cup’ also following Mobile Games for iPhone resp. Android will be launched in the second half of 2012: the casual skill game ‘Whacky Escape’, the Jump & Run Distance Game ‘Skyrise Runner’ and the casual arcade game ‘Sheep Shack’.

Annual Report published in 2011, preliminary data confirmed, positive outlook

Bob Mobile AG has published its final audited consolidated financial results according to full IFRS for the full fiscal year 2011. The final figures fully match the preliminary figures that were published on 14 June. The past business year 2011 of the company was dedicated to important decisions in order to grow into a new dimension and gear the business model towards the attractive market segments. The Bob Mobile Group generated revenues of Euro 35.1 million in the business year 2011 (2010: Euro 40.7 million). This development was largely influenced by an almost full withdrawal from the Greek market and the exit from the activities of the adult entertainment subsidiary Pink Adventure AG. Excluding these extraordinary one-off effects Bob Mobile showed a revenue increase.

The adjusted consolidated group EBITDA, excluding merger costs of Euro 0.65 million amounts to EUR 0.35 million (2010: EUR 3.1 million). Due to write-offs of EUR 2.2 million the net result was EUR -2.5 million (2010: EUR 1.8 million). In addition to normal depreciation charges of EUR 0.8 million (2010: EUR 0.4 million) especially extraordinary write-offs of EUR 1.4 million influenced the result. The net profit after minority interests amounted to EUR -3.8 million (2010: EUR 1.3 million). The profit shares of the minorities (esp. Guerilla Mobile Berlin GmbH) cease in the business year 2012 as a result of the purchase of the respective minority shares.

Due to the good positioning in the fast-growing segment of mobile & online entertainment with a focus on (mobile) games in combination with the complete takeover of Cliq B.V. and the increase of the equity stake in Guerilla Mobile Berlin GmbH to 100%, the Bob Mobile executive board expects a substantial increase in revenues and earnings. The organizational and technical integration of Cliq B.V. was completed on schedule by the end of June 2012. From the second half of 2012 the acquisition related synergies will fully materialize and be reflected accordingly in the result. By the merger with Cliq B.V. and the establishment of the ‘freemium’ business unit, the Bob Mobile Group has achieved a strong market position, especially in Europe, and is from today’s perspective well positioned for profitable growth in 2012 and 2013.

The 2011’s consolidated results of Bob Mobile AG are based on first-time adoption of Full IFRS and have been certified by the auditing firm Mazars. The complete annual report 2011 is available in German for download on www.bobmobile.ag or can be ordered as a printed version from the Bob Mobile AG. An English version of the annual report will be made available soon.

2012 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
The Annual General Shareholders Meeting of Bob Mobile AG will take place on 24 August 2012 in Düsseldorf. Executive Board and Supervisory Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting, to carry forward the balance sheet profit to new account. ‘Bob Mobile is primarily a growth company. Due to the high investments in the build-up of the Games- & Freemium-area and taking into account the loan for the acquisition of the Cliq B.V., we refrain from paying dividends for fiscal year 2011, in order to strengthen the substance of company. We trust that it is in the interest of the shareholders to strengthen the company in the long-term and invest in further growth.’, said CEO Remco Westermann.

About Bob Mobile AG:
Bob Mobile AG is a leading provider of gaming and mobile entertainment with its headquarters in Straelen. As a leading marketer and publisher of games and other mobile services, the group has commercial activities in over 40 countries, predominantly through direct sales to consumers. Since July 2010, Bob Mobile AG is building up the area of freemium online games. In 2010 Bob launched the first multiplayer online game, ‘War2Glory’. Bob Mobile specializes in the direct consumer marketing of its products through Internet, Mobile Internet and TV. In February 2012 the acquisition of the Cliq BV was completed, which has resulted in substantial non-organic growth. The Bob Mobile Group is focusing on continued profitable growth both organically (by expanding the portfolio of games and expansion into new countries) and through acquisitions. Bob Mobile AG is listed on the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock exchange.

Contact Bob Mobile AG:
Corinna Neumann
Paesmühlenweg 8
D-47638 Straelen
Telephone: +49 (0) 2834 9429209
Telefax: +49 (0) 2834 46299409
Email: investor@bobmobile.com
Internet: www.bobmobile.ag

Preliminary results FY 2011 and Q1 2012

  • 14/06/2012

First quarter 2012:
Revenue increased by 92 percent to Euro 19.4 million (Q1 2011: Euro 10.1 million)
Adjusted EBITDA (excluding merger and restructuring costs) increases to Euro 3.3 million (Q1 2011: Euro -0.3 million)
Fiscal year 2011 Bob Mobile AG (excluding CLIQ B.V.):
The fiscal year 2011 was focused on acquiring Cliq B.V. and the build-up of the business unit freemium games
Full year revenues of Euro 35.1 million (2010: Euro 40.7 million)
Excluding extraordinary one-off items (sale of the adult business and withdrawal from the Greek market) revenues increased by 3 percent
EBITDA impacted by merger costs and build-up of online games
positive EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2011
Adjusted EBITDA 2011 amounts to Euro +0.35 million (EBITDA including merger costs Euro -0.30 million)
Net income before minority interests of Euro -2.5 million due to extraordinary one-offs (esp. impairments related to selling adult entertainment activities and impairments games licenses)
Annual results 2011 of the Cliq BV (Consolidated as from 2012)
Revenues of Euro 58 million on target
Adjusted EBITDA (excluding merger costs) of Euro 16 million
Net income of Euro 6.6 million

First quarter 2012: positive performance, projected figures for 2012 confirmed

Bob Mobile AG had a good start to the 2012 fiscal year. In the first quarter of 2012, group revenues increased by 92 percent to Euro 19.4 million (Q1 2011: Euro 10.1 million). The main reason for the sharp revenue increase is the first time consolidation of the new subsidiary Cliq B.V. from January 1st, 2012.

The Bob Mobile Group realized an adjusted EBITDA of Euro 3.3 million in the first quarter 2012, representing an increase of Euro 3.6 million compared to the previous year quarter (Q1 2011: Euro – 0.3 million). The Q1 adjusted EBITDA excludes merger and integration costs of Euro 0.3 million. The organizational and technical integration of Cliq BV will be completed on schedule by the end of June 2012. From the second half of 2012, all cost synergies that are related to the acquisition will be fully reflected in the results. For fiscal year 2012, the executive board expects a revenue increase to approximately Euro 95 million with an EBITDA of approximately Euro 18 million.

The business unit ‘Freemium’, which is still in the build-up phase, generated Euro 0.9 million, being about 5 percent, of group revenues in the first quarter 2012. The ‘Freemium’ business unit and its brand ‘thumbr’ will play an important role in the future strategy of Bob Mobile AG. The freemium model games are basically free to play for the user and available online as well as available as downloads from the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. The company generates revenues through item-sales, upgrades and advertising. While item-sales and upgrades already show appealing results (eg within ‘War2Glory’ and ‘Ski Jump’), the advertising part, consisting of lead generation, banner and video advertising, currently is being implemented and tested (eg. Apple just recently approved ‘thumbr’s new registration flow). In the first two quarters of 2012, the focus for the ‘Freemium’ unit was on the technical optimization and on increasing the revenue per player (ARPU), and – alongside the online freemium PC games – the build-up of the mobile freemium games area. It is planned to focus the ‘Freemium’ Unit on generating strong growth in the second half of 2012. This includes increased marketing activities as well as investments in a significant growth of the customer base and game assets (titles).

The business unit ‘Premium’ generated Euro 18.5 million, about 95 percent of group revenues in the first quarter 2012, while the surge in growth was primarily due to the consolidation of the Cliq BV from January 2012 onwards. The focus of the ‘Premium’ unit has further shifted in favor of the growth area games. The proportion of gaming customers rose from 45 percent at the end of 2011 to 55 percent at 31 March 2012. While the mobile premium services are available and advertised online in more than 40 countries, the focus of internationalization lies on the launch of new mobile portals. In the first quarter of 2012, the launch of the mobile portals in Ireland, Singapore, Spain, UK and Thailand has been realized, increasing the number of countries where the new mobile portals have been launched to a total of 15.

Consolidated group EBITDA showed a positive development: the ‘Premium’ unit contributes substantially, while the ‘Freemium’ unit was just under break-even with Euro -0.5 million in the first quarter. In the first quarter of 2012, no positive cost synergies from the Cliq acquisition are materializing yet. The synergies will only apply from the third quarter 2012 onwards, while the first two quarters still include additional merger and integration costs. Due to the fact that the IFRS handling (particularly purchase price allocation, goodwill amortization and depreciation) has not yet been finalized, the final Q1-2012 balance sheet figures will be released within the next month.

The fiscal year 2011 was focused on the acquisition of Cliq B.V. and the build-up of the business unit freemium games

Bob Mobile AG has, according to preliminary figures 2011, generated consolidated group revenues of Euro 35.1 million. This is a revenue decline of 14 percent compared to 2010 (Euro 40.7 million). Excluding extraordinary one-off elements, there was however a revenue increase of 3.0 percent. Extraordinary elements were the almost complete withdrawal from the Greek market due to a negative assessment of country risk (decline in revenues of Euro 5.7 million) and the exit from the adult entertainment area through the sale of the activities of the subsidiary Pink Adventure AG as of 1 August 2011 (decline in revenues of Euro 1.0 million). A 300-percent growth in online games and the freemium business area, as well as an increase in sales of mobile activities in other countries, could only partly offset the revenue decline.

The adjusted consolidated EBITDA for the full year 2011 amounts to Euro +0.35 million (2010: Euro 3.1 million). This adjusted EBITDA excludes merger costs of Euro 0.65 million. The EBITDA for the full year 2011 amounts to Euro – 0.30 million, including merger costs. In the first three quarters of 2011, there was a negative EBITDA as the positive EBITDA of the mobile activities didn’t fully compensate the negative EBITDA of the games activities. In the fourth quarter the improved EBITDA in the games unit lead to a positive EBITDA (Euro 0.2 million including and Euro 0.6 million excluding merger cost) for the total company.

The unit Freemium & Online Games (specifically Just A Game GmbH) showed a revenue growth of 300 percent (from Euro 1.0 million in 2010 to Euro 4.0 million in 2011) in the 2011 fiscal year. The lower than expected growth was caused by a delay in internationalization of the unit. The main reasons for this were technical delays, which have been overcome since then. The Executive Board anticipates a further significant growth of this promising business area in 2012.

The consolidated total after tax income for 2011 amounts to Euro -2.5 million before minority interests (2010: Euro +1.8 million). In addition to normal depreciation charges of Euro 0.8 million (2010: Euro 0.4 million) especially extraordinary write-offs, totaling Euro 1.4 million lead to this result. The write-offs resulted from extraordinary depreciations related to the sale of the Adult activities and media (Euro 1.0 million) as well as revaluations of licenses, particularly regarding the games license trading sector (Euro 0.4 million). After minority interests, the net result is Euro -3.8 million. The profit shares of the minorities (esp. Guerilla Mobile Berlin GmbH) cease in 2012 as a result of the purchase of the minority shares.

The 2011 results of Bob Mobile AG are based on first time full IFRS. The appointed auditor is currently finalizing the audit of the figures. The final figures and the full 2011 annual report will be published before 2nd July 2012. The Annual General Meeting of Bob Mobile AG will take place on 24 August 2012 in Düsseldorf.

Annual results 2011 of the acquired Cliq BV on plan

Cliq B.V., which has been acquired by Bob Mobile AG, has completed the fiscal year 2011 as planned. Cliq B.V. realized Euro 58 million revenues in the business year 2011 (corresponding to reported net sales excluding mobile operator share of Euro 41.5 million). The adjusted EBITDA (excluding merger costs) was at Euro 16 million according to plan. The net result amounted to Euro 6.6 million. The net result includes goodwill amortization of Euro 2.8 million. From fiscal year 2012 onwards Cliq B.V. will be fully consolidated within the Bob Mobile AG.

All figures for the first quarter of 2012 and for fiscal year 2011 are preliminary and unaudited. The IFRS implementation can still lead to changes in the Q1 2012 figures due to the acquisition of Cliq B.V. The balance sheet of Q1 2012 will be made available after finalizing the IFRS implementation.

About Bob Mobile AG:
Bob Mobile AG is a leading provider of gaming and mobile entertainment with its headquarters in Straelen. As a leading marketer and publisher of games and other mobile services, the group has commercial activities in over 40 countries, predominantly through direct sales to consumers. Since July 2010, Bob Mobile AG is building up the area of freemium online games. In 2010 Bob launched the first multiplayer online game, ‘War2Glory’. Bob Mobile specializes in the direct consumer marketing of its products through Internet, Mobile Internet and TV. In February 2012 the acquisition of the Cliq BV was completed, which has resulted in substantial non-organic growth. The Bob Mobile Group is focusing on continued profitable growth both organically (by expanding the portfolio of games and expansion into new countries) and through acquisitions. Bob Mobile AG is listed on the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock exchange.

Contact Bob Mobile AG:
Corinna Neumann
Paesmühlenweg 8
D-47638 Straelen
Telephone: +49 (0) 2834 9429209;
Fax: +49 (0) 2834 46299409;
E-mail: Investor@bobmobile.com
Internet: www.bobmobile.ag

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