Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

TX Group: Significant decline in revenue and result due to Corona crisis

Decrease in profit TX Group Ltd

Decrease in profit TX Group Ltd

Zurich, 20 April 2020 – Based on the March figures now available and current cancellations of advertising reservations due to the corona crisis, TX Group Ltd expects a year-on-year decline in revenue of between approximately 10 and 15 percent and a negative result at EBIT level for the first half of 2020. Due to the unforeseeable further course of the Corona crisis and the gradual release from the lockdown outlined by the Swiss Federal Council, a continued decline in advertising revenues must be assumed. The daily and Sunday publications as well as the commuter media of the companies Tamedia and 20 Minuten are particularly affected. In addition, the results of TX Markets' digital job and real estate platforms are declining due to the weakened economic outlook. Overall, due to the uncertainties described above, no conclusive estimate can be made at this point in time with regard to the revenue and result of TX Group Ltd for the first half of 2020.

Patrick Matthey, Head of Communications TX Group
+41 44 248 41 35, [email protected]

About TX Group
The TX Group aims to create an internationally recognised network of media and platforms, providing information, orientation, entertainment and services to its users every day. The TX Group consists of four independent companies: TX Markets comprises the classifieds and marketplaces; Goldbach stands for advertising marketing in Switzerland, Germany and Austria; the company 20 Minuten sums up the commuter media in Switzerland as well as the participations abroad; Tamedia leads the paid daily and weekly newspapers and magazines into the future.