03/29/2016 |

XING passes 10 million member mark in German-speaking countries

Hamburg, 29 March 2016 – XING, the leading online business network in German-speaking countries, has passed the 10 million member mark. This figure underlines XING’s leadership on the German-speaking market. The company has continually grown its member base since it was founded in 2003, and the previous financial year just reported the company’s largest-ever member growth figures. “We passed the 10 million member mark in March, so mathematically speaking, about every fifth worker in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is now a XING member. If you were to line up all of our members next to one another, the human chain would cover the entire perimeter of Germany, Austria and Switzerland”, said Thomas Vollmoeller, CEO at XING AG. “We’re growing faster than ever before. We’re really happy that XING is an integral part of a growing number of people’s working life. But we’re not done yet. We’re working at full speed to expand and improve our offerings in order to entice even more people to XING as we still see major potential for additional member growth.” Alongside its conventional membership, XING also offers other services such as easy business event management. By including users of these services, XING has over 10.5 million users. With 10 million members on the XING platform, each individual member has access to a wide range of options and opportunities. More than 1 million profiles are viewed each day, which leads to a boost in XING members’ professional image. Over 200,000 new contacts are added every day, which is crucial, e.g. when it comes to looking for a new job or key business information. XING has revamped many parts of its platform over the past few years in order to support its members during times of significant change in the world of work by providing then with useful services and features. XING helps its members to align their professional and private lives by providing, for example, a jobs board where users can look for vacancies posted by employers who meet their needs, such as family-friendly working conditions. About XING The leading online business network in German-speaking countries supports its members in mastering the transformations taking place in the world of work. XING helps its more than 10 million members to balance their professional and private life as well as possible within an environment defined by a lack of skilled workers, digitalisation and changing values. To this end, members can visit XING Jobs to look for vacancies that suit their personal needs or browse the German-language portal spielraum the trends and changes taking place in the new world of work. At the start of 2015, XING added Jobbörse.com, the largest jobs search engine in German-speaking countries, to its portfolio. XING previously underpinned its position as the social recruiting market leader by acquiring kununu, the leading employer review platform in German-speaking countries. XING was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 2003, has been publicly listed since 2006, and listed on the TecDAX since September 2011. Members can meet and exchange views in over 70,000 groups, while also getting together at more than 150,000 business-related events every year. More than 10.5 million people use the XING platforms in the core German-speaking market, and over 10 million of them are XING members. XING has almost 800 employees at offices in Hamburg, Munich, Aschaffenburg, Barcelona and Vienna. Visit www.xing.com for more information.

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