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WACKER und SCHOTT in talks about joint venture to produce solar wafers

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- establishment of joint ventures 20.07.2007 Munich / Mainz, 07/20/2007 - Wacker Chemie AG and SCHOTT Solar GmbH, a subsidiary of SCHOTT AG, intend to set up a joint venture to produce silicon wafers for solar applications. Negotiations are well advanced. The joint venture could start production of multicrystalline silicon ingots and solar wafers, which are a precursor for solar cells, this year. Solar wafer production capacity is targeted to reach about one gigawatt per year by 2012. WACKER and SCHOTT shall each hold a 50 percent equity stake in the joint venture. end of announcement euro adhoc 20.07.2007 15:33:41 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Wacker Chemie AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Investor Relations Tel.: +49 (0)89 6279 1633 E-Mail: investor.relations@wacker.com Branche: Chemicals ISIN: DE000WCH8881 WKN: WCH888 Index: CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, MDAX, Midcap Market Index, Prime All Share Börsen: Börse Frankfurt / official dealing/prime standard

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