Wacker Chemie AG

euro adhoc: Wacker Chemie AG
Financing, Stock Offerings (IPO)
Wacker Chemie AG sets offering period and book-building price range

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30.03.2006

Munich, March 30, 2006 - Today, Wacker Chemie AG together with the
other selling shareholders Blue Elephant Holding GmbH and Morgan
Stanley & Co. Inc. and the Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners
Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank have set further details of
the planned initial public offering of Wacker Chemie AG.  The
book-building price range is set between EUR70 and EUR80 per share. A
total of up to 13,038,150 shares of Wacker Chemie AG consisting of up
to 4,571,430 shares from the holdings of Wacker Chemie AG (treasury
shares) and up to 8,466,720 shares from the holdings of the other
selling shareholders will be offered. In addition, a total of up to
1,955,723 shares from the holdings of Wacker Chemie AG and Blue
Elephant Holding GmbH will be offered in connection with a potential
over-allotment.  Interested investors may submit offers to purchase
shares during the period from March 31, 2006 to April 7, 2006. The
offer period closes on April 7, 2006 at 12.00 (noon) (CEST) for
private investors (natural persons) and at 5.00 p.m. (CEST) for
institutional investors. The final offer price is expected to be set
on April 8 or April 9, 2006, with trading expected to commence on
April 10, 2006.  Book-entry delivery of the shares against payment of
the offer price and the customary commissions is expected to occur on
April 12, 2006.  Further information regarding the terms and
conditions of the offer may be found in the prospectus as approved
and published on March 24, 2006 and in the supplement no. 1 thereto
in respect of the aforementioned information, which will be published
following approval by the German Federal Financial Services
Supervisory Authority (BaFin).  Disclaimer: ~                This ad
hoc-release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to purchase the shares or other securities of Wacker
Chemie AG. The offer is made exclusively through and on the basis of
the prospectus, as published, and supplement no. 1 thereto to be
published. Investors should not make an investment decision with
respect to the shares or any other securities of Wacker Chemie AG
except on the basis of the information contained in the prospectus
relating to the shares and supplement no. 1. A free copy of the
prospectus is available (with respect to supplement no. 1: will be
available) to investors from Wacker Chemie AG.  This ad hoc-release
is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States of
America. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States
of America absent registration or an exemption from registration
under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Any public
offering of securities to be made in the United States of America
will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from
Wacker Chemie AG and that will contain detailed information about the
company and management, as well as financial statements. ~  The
information contained in this ad hoc-release is not for publication
or distribution in the United States of America, Canada, Australia or
Japan and does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the
United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan.  This ad
hoc-release is directed only at persons outside the U.K. (the
"relevant persons"). Each solicitation of an offer, each offer and
each agreement to subscribe for, to purchase or to otherwise acquire
the securities is directed only at relevant persons and at certain
other persons or will be entered into only with relevant persons or
certain other persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should
not act on the basis of or rely on the information contained therein.

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ots Originaltext: Wacker Chemie AG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.de

Further inquiry note:
Investor Relations
Mr. Jörg Hoffmann
Tel. +49 89 6279 1633
Fax +49 89 6279 2933
investor.relations@wacker.com

Branche: Chemicals
ISIN:      DE000WCH8881
WKN:        WCH888
Index:    CDAX
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / admission applied: official
              dealing



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