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ots Ad hoc-Service: lebensart global networks lebensart global networks in take over of Bavaria's largest events agency, "CSS"/ Start of share buy-back programme

The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ----------------------------------------------------- Augsburg (ots Ad hoc-Service) - lebensart global networks AG, in Augsburg, has taken over the Munich based company CSS Congress and Sponsorship Service GmbH, with a 100% buyout. Through the integration and fusion of CSS with lebensart's subsidiary company CO-ORDINATES Reiseveranstaltungs GmbH (a sports, incentives and events agency), Bavaria's largest provider in the area of event marketing and sponsoring will now be acting as part of the lebensart network of companies. The new business, which ranks among the largest event agencies in Europe, will be known as CSS CO-ORDINATES GmbH and will employ over 30 people. Among the company's established list of clients are such prestigious names as BMW, Compaq, Siemens, Intel, Viag Interkom and Philip Morris. lebensart is strengthening its activities in the growth area of event marketing. More and more companies are seeking to integrate this means of market communication into their business plans as a means of increasing client awareness. With this acquisition, lebensart steps closer to its goal of building up a full service consultancy and communications agency specialising in Lifestyle. This role of service supplier in the events sector will be further expanded on the international stage, with 11 lebensart offices across the world reinforcing a global market presence. Mr. Christian Timmer and Mr. Hans-Peter Knödler take over as heads of CSS CO-ORDINATES GmbH. Mr. Knödler has been the managing director of CO-ORDINATES since 1990. Mr. Timmer founded CSS in 1987 and is to date its managing director and sole owner. He brings with him to the new business his long established contacts and experience. With a further 100% takeover, lebensart is also building upon its media business concept. The graphics agency Michael Schickinger, with offices in Augsburg, will be incorporated into the lebensart subsidiary company lebensart media GmbH with the aim of creating a unique multi-media agency. Part of the buying price will be paid in lebensart global networks shares. The authority to buy back the company's own shares, in accordance with paragraph 71 / Nr. 8 AktG, is based on a decision of the annual general meeting of 21st October, 1999. The acquisition of the shares will also follow on the stock exchange. Contact: lebensart global networks AG - Department Investor Relations - Daniel E. Adams, CFO Stefanie Nützel, Director Investor Relations Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 35 D - 86150 Augsburg Tel. +49 - 821 - 345 45 50 Fax +49 - 821 - 345 45 59 End ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: Original-Content von: Design Hotels AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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