EANS-Adhoc: GfK SE takes provision of approximately EUR 21 million related to irregularities in its Turkish business; 2012

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EANS-Adhoc: GfK SE takes provision of approximately EUR 21 million related to
irregularities in its Turkish business; 2012 adjusted operating income unchanged
and in line with expectations
ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 
annual result
29.01.2013 
Nuremberg, 29 January 2013 - GfK Group is taking a one-off provision of
approximately EUR 21 million related to irregularities and potential historic
tax and social security obligations arising from the company's Turkish
subsidiary, GfK Arastirma Hizmetleri A.S. The provision will be booked in the
financial year 2012. The adjusted operating income will not be affected and is
in line with expectations. Consolidated total income will be impacted.
GfK has discovered incidents of suspected tax evasion in its Turkish subsidiary.
Initial findings indicate that former local management in Turkey collaborated to
defraud GfK through tax and social security avoidance schemes over several
years. GfK has voluntarily self-reported this matter to the authorities in
Turkey for the period in question. The total expected costs are approximately
EUR 21 million. GfK will be working with local authorities in Turkey regarding
the issue and will explore potential criminal and civil charges against the
former Turkish management team and other responsible persons. 
Further inquiry note:
Herr Bernhard Wolf
Tel.: +49(0) 911 395 2012
E-Mail: bernhard.wolf@gfk.com 
issuer:      GfK SE 
         Nordwestring  101 
         D-90419 Nürnberg
phone:       +49 (0)911 395 2012
FAX:         +49 (0)911 395 4075
mail:        investor.relations@gfk.com
WWW:         http://www.gfk.de
sector:      Consultancy Services
ISIN:        DE0005875306
indexes:     SDAX
stockmarkets: free trade: Hannover, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, regulated 
         dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English 
    
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