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The Bertelsmann Divisions

in € millions20142013201220112010
Revenues5,8085,8246,0025,8145,591
Operating EBITDA1,3341,3241,2531,3111,305
Employees11,76811,49111,93112,18412,339

RTL Group is the leading European entertainment network, with interests in 52 television channels and 29 radio stations and content production throughout the world. Its television portfolio includes RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, the RTL channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia and Hungary and Antena 3 in Spain. The group also operates the channels RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD in Southeast Asia. The Group’s flagship radio station is RTL in France, and it also owns or has interests in other stations in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Luxembourg. RTL Group’s content production arm, Fremantle Media, is one of the largest international producers outside the United States. Combining the catch-up TV services of its broadcasters, the multichannel networks BroadbandTV and StyleHaul and Fremantle Media’s more than 210 YouTube channels, RTL Group has become the leading European media company in online video. RTL Group also owns a majority stake in the programmatic video-advertising platform SpotXchange. With a more than 75 percent shareholding, Bertelsmann is the majority shareholder of RTL Group.

in € millions*20142013201220112010
Revenues3,3242,6542,1421,7491,828
Operating EBITDA452363352211201
Employees12,81211,8385,7125,3435,264

With nearly 250 independent imprints and brands on five continents, more than 15,000 new titles and more than 800 million print, audio and e-books sold annually, Penguin Random House is the world’s leading trade book publisher. The company, which employs more than 12,500 people globally, was formed on July 1, 2013, by Bertelsmann and Pearson, who own 53 percent and 47 percent, respectively. Penguin Random House is committed to publishing adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print editions and is a pioneer in digital publishing. Its book brands include storied imprints such as Doubleday, Viking and Alfred A. Knopf (United States); Ebury, Hamish Hamilton and Jonathan Cape (UK); Plaza & Janés and Alfaguara (Spain) and Sudamericana (Argentina), as well as the international imprint DK. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors. Penguin Random House champions the creative and entrepreneurial independence of its publishers, who work tirelessly to maximize readership for its authors and to protect their intellectual property.

The German-language Verlagsgruppe Random House in Munich, with renowned publishers such as Goldmann and Heyne, is managed by Bertelsmann outside Penguin Random House.

in € millions20142013201220112010
Revenues1,7472,0142,2182,2872,259
Operating EBITDA166193213279309
Employees8,16810,55611,58511,82211,637

Gruner + Jahr reaches readers and users in more than 20 countries with its more than 500 magazines and digital offerings. Gruner + Jahr publications include “Stern,” “Brigitte,” “Geo,” “Capital,” “Gala,” “Eltern,” “P.M.” group’s titles, “Essen & Trinken” and “National Geographic.” Gruner + Jahr owns 59.9 percent of Motor Presse Stuttgart, one of Europe’s biggest special-interest magazine publishers. Gruner + Jahr is wholly owned by Bertelsmann.

in € millions20142013201220112010
Revenues4,6624,3884,4194,2015,225
Operating EBITDA384397391416572
Employees70,65366,30363,62761,25765,182

Arvato is a leading international technology-services provider. More than 70,000 employees design and produce innovative solutions for business customers from all over the world, covering a wide range of business processes along integrated service chains. These include CRM, SCM, financial, IT and digital marketing solutions, as well as all services related to the creation and distribution of printed products and digital storage media. Arvato is wholly owned by Bertelsmann.

in € millions20142013201220112010
Revenues9961,1221,2141,199
Operating EBITDA6492115128
Employees4,1086,2016,5717,068

Be Printers runs printing operations in Germany and the UK (Prinovis), Spain (Southern Europe) and the United States (Americas). The group employs more than 4,000 employees at eleven production sites. Be Printers covers the entire range of contemporary printing (gravure, web- and sheetfed offset printing and digital printing). The printing plants produce magazines, catalogs, brochures and books for their customers. The company also offers finishing, creative and digital services.

Corporate Investments, which is comprised of all of Bertelsmann’s activities at Group level, includes the musicrights company BMG as well as the Group’s Education businesses, including the online-education provider Relias Learning. The Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI), Bertelsmann Asia Investments (BAI) funds and other fund activities in growth regions are also part of Corporate Investments, as are Bertelsmann’s remaining club and direct-marketing businesses.

The Corporate Center fulfills tasks in the fields of accounting and reporting, taxes, legal, human resources, information technology, internal auditing and financing, as well as handling the management, control and strategic development of the Group, providing the necessary financing and risk management.