EANS-News: Hypoport AG / Official notice pursuant to Article 4 (2) of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003

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Berlin 4 May 2012 (euro adhoc) – The Management Board of Hypoport AG
decided on 2 May 2012 to repurchase up to 60,000 of the Company’s own
shares exclusively through the stock market for a total purchase
price of no more than EUR900,000 (excluding purchase-related costs).
The purpose of this programme is to provide treasury shares for
employee share ownership schemes and other means of issuing shares to
employees of the Company and the Hypoport Group. The shares will be
repurchased under the authorisation granted by the Annual
Shareholders’ Meeting on 4 June 2010 for the Company to purchase its
own shares. The Supervisory Board has approved this share buy-back
programme. The repurchase of shares will commence no sooner than 8
May 2012 and will be completed by no later than 31 December 2012.

The shares will be repurchased in accordance with the ‘safe harbour’
regulations specified under section 14 (2) and section 20a (3) of the
German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in conjunction with the
provisions of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003 of 22 December
2003 (hereinafter referred to as ‘EU Regulation’). The share buy-back
will be executed on behalf and for the account of Hypoport AG and
will be coordinated by an independent bank. The bank must purchase
the Hypoport shares in accordance with the aforementioned regulations
and must comply with the provisions of the authorisation granted by
the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on 4 June 2010.

The bank’s decisions on the timing of the purchase of shares in
Hypoport AG in compliance with the EU Regulation will be made
independently of Hypoport AG and will not be influenced by the
latter. Hypoport AG will therefore not exert any influence over the
bank’s decisions. The EU Regulation stipulates that, when determining
the shares’ purchase price, the bank must not offer more than the
price of the most recent transaction independently executed on the
stock exchange concerned or – if lower – the price of the currently
highest independent offer on the stock exchange concerned.
Furthermore, the authorisation granted by the Annual Shareholders’
Meeting on 4 June 2010 stipulates that the purchase price offered by
the bank must not be more than 10 per cent above or below the shares’
average Xetra closing price on the five trading days preceding the
purchase concerned.

The EU Regulation stipulates that the bank must not on any one day
purchase more than 25 per cent of the average daily volume of
Hypoport shares traded on the stock exchange on which the shares are
purchased. The average volume of Hypoport shares traded corresponds
to the average daily volume of shares traded in the month before the
buy-back programme is published. The volume of shares that may be
traded during the buy-back programme has been set at 1,000 shares per

The Management Board of Hypoport AG may at any time suspend the share
repurchase programme and – provided that the relevant legal
requirements are met – resume the programme.

As required by the EU Regulation, Hypoport AG will report regularly
on the executed transactions on its website at

Information on Hypoport AG As an independent financial product
distributor that runs a B2B financial marketplace, Hypoport operates
successfully in two mutually reinforcing segments. It always provides
the simplest access to the best financial services. As a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Hypoport, Europace AG develops and operates the
web-based EUROPACE financial marketplace, which is Germany’s largest
platform for mortgages, building finance products and personal loans.
A fully integrated system links around 180 partners – banks, insurers
and financial product distributors. Several thousand users execute
more than 20.000 transactions worth a total of more than EUR3 billion
on EUROPACE every month.

The Hypoport subsidiary Dr. Klein & Co. AG is an independent online
distributor of financial products. This firm’s specialists provide
private clients with a full range of advisory services around
mortgage finance, insurance and investments. Dr. Klein & Co. AG has
been a major financial service partner to housing companies, local
authorities and commercial property investors since 1954. Hypoport AG
is headquartered in Berlin, employs more than 500 people and is
listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Further inquiry note:
Michaela Reimann
Press spokesperson
Telefon: +49 (0) 30 42086 1936
Email: michaela.reimann@hypoport.de

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company: Hypoport AG
Klosterstraße 71
D-10179 Berlin
phone: +49(0)30 42086-0
FAX: +49(0)30 42086-1999
mail: ir@hypoport.de
WWW: http://www.hypoport.de
sector: Financial & Business Services
ISIN: DE0005493365
indexes: CDAX, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt
language: English

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