CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA reviews Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure's termination of operator contract to levy infrastructure charge

Munich, 19 June 2019. CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA has taken note of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure's unilateral termination of the contract (with effect from 30 September 2019) with the operating company to levy the infrastructure charge. Together with our joint venture partner Kapsch TrafficCom AG, we are now reviewing the reasons for the termination, and its implications. The contracts concluded with the Federal Government contain protective provisions intended to prevent pecuniary damages for the operating company and its shareholders. This also applies in the event that the infrastructure charge is not introduced.

CTS EVENTIM is one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment. In 2018, approx. 250 million tickets were marketed using the company’s systems – through stationary box offices, online or mobile. Its online portals operate under brands such as,,,, and The EVENTIM Group also includes many concert, tour and festival promoter companies for events like ‘Rock am Ring’, ‘Rock im Park’, ‘Hurricane’, ‘Southside’, and ‘Lucca Summer’. In addition, some of Europe’s most renowned venues are operated by CTS EVENTIM, for example the LANXESS arena in Cologne, the Waldbühne in Berlin and the EVENTIM Apollo in London. CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE 0005470306) has been listed on the stock exchange since 2000 and is currently a member of the SDAX segment. In 2018, its 3,141-strong workforce generated more than 1.2 billion Euros in revenue in 21 countries.

Marco Haeckermann
Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy
Frank Brandmaier
Head of Corporate Communications

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