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Köln (euro adhoc) - Q1: OVB increases earnings significantly

Total sales reach EUR54.3 million

EBIT grows 12.3%

Number of consultants exceeds 5,000 mark

Confirmation of the annual forecast

Cologne, 9 May 2012 - In the first quarter of 2012, OVB achieved total sales
commission of EUR54.3 million (Q1 2011: EUR54.1 million). Operating income
increased by a disproportionate 12.3% to EUR1.9 million. Net income climbed from
EUR1.2 million to EUR1.4 million.

"Earnings performance in the first quarter shows that we have made good
progress on our way to increasing our earnings power," says CEO Michael
Rentmeister. Sales power is also on the rise with more than 5,000 financial
consultants (up 8.5%). "These are positive results, and I am confident that we
will achieve our growth targets for sales and earnings for 2012," Rentmeister

Business in Central and Eastern Europe continues to grow at a high level;
brokerage income increased 3.4% to EUR31.5 million. In the six countries of the
Southern and Western Europe segment, business recovered palpably in the first
three months of 2012. Sales increased to EUR7.1 million (EUR5.9 million). In
Germany, total sales commission decreased to EUR15.7 million (EUR17.7 million).

The Group's EBIT increased to EUR1.9 million (EUR1.7 million). This is growth of
12.3%. The EBIT contribution from Central and Eastern Europe was EUR2.7 million
(EUR2.8 million). In Germany, operating income sank from EUR1.7 million to
million. The EBIT loss of the Southern and Western Europe segment decreased to
EUR-0.1 million (EUR-0.3 million). The EBIT margin - calculated on the basis of
total sales commission - was 3.6% (3.2%).

Consolidated net income for January to March 2012 reached EUR1.4 million (EUR1.2
million), resulting in basic earnings of EUR0.10 per share (EUR0.09) with the
number of shares.

The number of customers advised by OVB is increasing all the time and had
reached 2.89 million (2.82 million) as of 31 March 2012.

At the end of March 2012, 5,047 financial consultants were working full-time
for OVB, 396 more than a year before.

About the OVB Group

The OVB Group, with its holding company headquartered in Cologne, is one of the
leading European financial sales organisations. Since its founding in 1970,
customer-oriented consulting for private households with regard to asset
protection, asset building, pension plans and real estate acquisition has been
the focus of OVB's business activities. OVB currently advises some 2.9 million
customers across Europe, working in cooperation with more than 100 renowned
product partners. OVB is presently active in 14 countries, with 5,047 full-time
financial consultants working for the Group. In 2011, OVB Holding AG and its
subsidiaries generated total sales commission of EUR222.1 million and EBIT of
EUR6.1 million. OVB Holding AG has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
(Prime Standard, ISIN DE0006286560) since July 2006.

The presentation of the results of the first quarter and the interim report can
be downloaded from the Investor Relations section of

This corporate news is also available on the Internet at

Further inquiry note:
Brigitte Bonifer
Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)221 2015 288

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

company:     OVB Holding AG
             Heumarkt  1
             D-50667 Köln
phone:       +49 (0)221 2015 0
FAX:         +49 (0)221 2015 264
sector:      Financial & Business Services
ISIN:        DE0006286560
indexes:     CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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