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Jena, Germany, February 12, 2007 - Intershop Communications AG has forged an alliance with Munich-based eCircle AG, a leading provider of software and services for digital dialog marketing. The collaboration is key to the expansion of Intershop's new online marketing activities and rounds out the company's product portfolio in this segment. By integrating e-mail marketing solutions into its offering, Intershop now supports end-to-end performance marketing, including customer retention.
eCircle AG is one of Europe's leading providers of software and services for newsletter mailings and e-mail/SMS/MMS campaigns. Winner of a German New Media Award in 2004, eCircle employs over 140 staff in four European countries and serves highly respected customers that include Allianz, Aral, Columbia Tristar, Volvo, and T-Com.
"Partnering with eCircle allows Intershop to offer a complete online marketing portfolio," says Ralf Männlein, the Intershop board member responsible for sales and marketing. "With the structural integration of the Business Online Marketing unit and the launch of the SoQuero solution, we are now ready for the future. These steps were necessary in order to help ensure a significant impact on sales for this segment in 2007."
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.