Move to new headquarters: Rocket Tower Berlin will be unveiled in 2016

01 APRIL 2015
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Berlin, Germany, 1 April 2015 – Rocket Internet SE (“Rocket“, ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET) today announced to move to new headquarters located in Berlin’s city centre. The company will relocate its headquarters to the GSW building in Charlottenstraße 4 in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district with a view to the former Checkpoint Charlie. Named the “Rocket Tower”, Europe’s largest start-up campus will emerge in two interconnected buildings. The construction is expected to host office space amounting to 22,000 square metres for employees in all departments as well as companies from Rocket’s global network. The move into the Rocket Tower will begin early next year with extensive renovations and is slated to be completed at the end of 2016.

After having operated from its current headquarters in Johannisstraße 20 in Berlin’s Mitte district, the new campus site shall bundle all corporate functions, responding to the fast-growing number of employees. Furthermore, the Rocket Tower shall strengthen interdisciplinary teamwork and create a vibrant environment for the sharing of knowledge and experience.

Alexander Kudlich, member of Rocket Internet SE’s management board and responsible for the Berlin office, said, ‘The Rocket Tower offers new possibilities to benefit even better from Rocket’s potential. We do not only bring together many of our companies with our central platform teams but also the companies themselves. The new office allows the new start-ups nearby to grow and especially for us, to learn efficiently and effectively from oneanother to improve every day.’

The Rocket Tower site consists of the landmark “Hochhausscheibe” building in the East and the Western-oriented “Punkthochhaus”, both situated on the former Ullstein complex in Berlin’s old newspaper quarter. The main building located in the East is 81.5 metres high and was designed and built by Sauerbruch Hutton architects until its completion in 1999. Its distinct, Berlin-known architecture of characteristic coloured slats was awarded several awards such as the Bauphysikpreis, the Deutsche Fassadenpreis as well as the Architekturpreis.

Further details to the move and the interior design will be released in the near future.

Information about the tower as well as extensive press materials are available here: www.rocket-internet.com/tower

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Andreas Winiarski, Senior Vice President Global Communications
T: +49 30 300 13 18 68
E: andreas.winiarski@rocket-internet.com

About Rocket Internet

Rocket's mission is to become the world's largest Internet platform outside of China and the United States. Rocket identifies and builds proven Internet business models and transfers them to new, underserved or untapped markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies. Rocket is focused on online business models that satisfy basic consumer needs across three sectors: e-Commerce, marketplaces and financial technology. Rocket started in 2007 and now has more than 25,000 employees across its network of companies, which operate in more than 100 countries on five continents. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information visit www.rocket-internet.com.

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Rocket Internet incubates and invests in Internet companies with proven business models. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally. Rocket Internet focuses predominantly on four industry sectors of online and mobile retail and services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise and Home & Living. Rocket Internet’s selected companies are active in a large number of countries around the world with more than 28,000 employees. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information please visit www.rocket-internet.com.

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