RTL: BERTELSMANN CONSIDERS REDUCING ITS SHAREHOLDING IN RTL

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by RTL Group and received via electronic mail. The
release was confirmed by the sender.) 
Bertelsmann considers reducing its shareholding in RTL Group,
but would continue to hold a qualified majority 
Luxembourg, 31 January 2013 - The Board of Directors of RTL
Group has been informed that Bertelsmann is considering a
reduction of its shareholding in RTL Group through a capital
market transaction, while maintaining a qualified majority of
approximately 75 per cent. 
RTL Group understands that a final decision will depend on a
number of conditions precedent, including a favourable capital
market environment. There can consequently be no assurance as to
if, when or on what conditions Bertelsmann will offer part of
its shareholding in RTL Group. 
RTL Group will review options to increase the efficiency of its
capital structure, such as a potential payment of an
extraordinary dividend. 
Bertelsmann is the majority shareholder of RTL Group, currently
holding 92.3 per cent of the voting rights. The shares of RTL
Group are publicly traded on the Luxembourg and Brussels stock
exchanges. 
For further information please contact: 
Media                            Investor Relations
Oliver Fahlbusch                 Andrew Buckhurst
Corporate Communications         Investor Relations
Telephone: +352 2486 5200        Telephone: +352 2486 5074
oliver.fahlbusch@rtlgroup.com    andrew.buckhurst@rtlgroup.com 
www.rtlgroup.com 
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