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Friday 15 September, 2006

Barclays Capital

Stabilisation Notice

Barclays Capital
15 September 2006


                                 BERTELSMANN AG

                              Stabilisation Notice

Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (contact: New Issue Syndicate on 0207-545- 4361)
hereby gives notice that the Stabilising Managers(s) named below may stabilise
the offer of the following securities in accordance with Commission Regulation
(EC) No. 2273/2003 implementing the Market Abuse Directive (2003/6/EC).

The Securities:
Issuer:                                      BERTELSMANN AG
Guarantor (if any):                          N/A
Aggregate nominal amount:                    EUR 1 Billion
Description:                                 EUR 4.75% NOTES MAT 26/09/16 
                                             ISIN XS0268583993

Offer price:                                 99.222%

Stabilising Manager(s):                      Barclays Bank PLC

                                             BNP Paribas

                                             Deutsche Bank AG, London branch

                                             The Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Stabilisation period                         14/09/2006
expected to start on:

Stabilisation period                         26/10/2006
expected to end no later than:

Maximum size of over-                        5% of the aggregate nominal 
Allotment facility:                          amount stated above

In connection with the offer of the above securities, the Stabilising Manager(s)
may over-allot the securities or effect transactions with a view to supporting
the market price of the securities at a level higher than that which might
otherwise prevail. However, there is no assurance that the Stabilising Manager
(s) will take any stabilisation action and any stabilisation action, if begun,
may be ended at any time.

This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an
invitation or offer to underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose
of any securities of the Issuer in any jurisdiction.  This announcement and the
offer of the securities to which it relates are directed only at persons outside
the United Kingdom and persons in the United Kingdom who have professional
experience in matters related to investments or who are high net worth persons
within article 12(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial
Promotion) Order 2001 and must not be acted on or relied on by other persons in
the United Kingdom.

In addition, if and to the extent that this announcement is communicated in, or
the offer of the securities to which it relates is made in, any EEA Member State
that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable
implementing measures in any Member State, the 'Prospectus Directive') before
the publication of a prospectus in relation to the securities which has been
approved by the competent authority in that Member State in accordance with the
Prospectus Directive (or which has been approved by a competent authority in
another Member State and notified to the competent authority in that Member
State in accordance with the Prospectus Directive), this announcement and the
offer are only addressed to and directed at persons in that Member State who are
qualified investors within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive (or who are
other persons to whom the offer may lawfully be addressed) and must not be acted
on or relied on by other persons in that Member State.  This announcement is not
for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States,
Australia, Canada or Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution
would be unlawful.  This document does not constitute an offer for securities
for sale in any jurisdiction where it would be unlawful to offer or sell
securities absent registration or exemption from registration under any relevant
laws, rules or other regulations.

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