Sartorius AG

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Sartorius sells hydrodynamic bearings business to British Smiths Group

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15.10.2007 Today, Sartorius AG signed a contract with Smiths Specialty Engineering, a subsidiary of the British technology company Smiths Group, to sell Sartorius Bearing Technology GmbH to this subsidiary. According to this agreement, Smiths Specialty Engineering will retroactively purchase all of the shares in the Goettingen-based company effective September 1, 2007. It is planned to close the transaction within approximately the next six weeks. The purchase price for Sartorius Bearing Technology GmbH, which expects to post sales revenue of around 15 million euros and a double-digit EBIT margin for the financial year 2007, is approximately 20 million euros. By selling its hydrodynamic bearings business, the Sartorius Group is strengthening its focus on its two core areas of activity, biotechnology and mechatronics, as well as on its major groups of customers, the biopharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. end of announcement euro adhoc 15.10.2007 12:12:00 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Sartorius AG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Andreas Wiederhold Treasury & Investor Relations Telefon: +49 (0)551 308-1668 E-Mail: Branche: Biotechnology ISIN: DE0007165607 WKN: 716560 Index: CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share Börsen: Börse Frankfurt / official dealing/prime standard Börse Berlin / free trade Börse Hamburg / free trade Börse Stuttgart / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Börse München / free trade Börse Hannover / official dealing

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