ots Ad hoc-Service: GfK AG GfK AG in negotiations to take over Martin Hamblin Group Ltd., U.K.

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    Nürnberg (ots Ad hoc-Service) - GfK AG is negotiating a takeover Martin Hamblin Group. Both companies have signed a Letter of Intent and are hoping that the contract will go through in April/May this year.

    Martin Hamblin is ranked No.11 in the market research sector in the U.K. It is a well-known company undertaking customised ad hoc research, in the consumer, business and healthcare sectors. In financial year 2000, the Martin Hamblin Group achieved sales of approx. EUR 28 million with 126 employees.

    GfK is ranked No.1 Germany, No.4 in Europe and No.7 in the world in the market research sector. Provisional figures show that GfK recorded total revenue of EUR 483 million with 4,212 employees in the year 2000.

    Kontakt: Bernhard Wolf, Division Manager Investor Relations, ++49-911-395-2012,

    WKN: 587530; Index: Listed: Amtlicher Handel in Frankfurt; Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München und Stuttgart

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