Ahlers AG has announced that the distribution activity of Gin Tonic will be discontinued at the end of 2015. This is why all employees of Gin Tonic Special Mode GmbH and some employees of Ahlers’
central divisions will gradually be made redundant in the course of the second half of 2015.
Distribution and deliveries for the 2015 winter season and the 2016 summer season will continue
as planned.

Sales in Russia have been slower than originally expected and have declined by over 50%. As a
result, sales revenues for fiscal year 2014/15 will decrease in total by at least 5% (previous year:
EUR 257 million). Due to the stronger influence of sales revenues on gross profit and because of
the restructuring expenses for Gin Tonic, the consolidated net income will probably decline much
more sharply than expected in fiscal year 2014/15. So far, the Management Board had projected
a stable to slightly lower result (consolidated net income 2013/14: EUR 6.0 million).

Positive cash flow is nevertheless expected for 2014/15, which should allow payment of a satisfactory dividend.