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K+S adjusts US-Dollar hedging / Positive outlook for 2005 unchanged

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Altered market conditions have induced K+S Group to modify the US-Dollar hedging based on range options. All outstanding options for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 now carry upper knock-outs of at least 1.40 USD/EUR. As a consequence of this restructuring, the weighted average hedging rate incl. premium payments will increase from 1.06 USD/EUR to 1.11 USD/EUR for the year 2005. For the years 2006 and 2007, net hedging rates will remain unchanged at 1.04 USD/EUR and 1.02 USD/EUR, respectively.

For the year 2005, the board of executive directors of K+S AG is unalteredly confident for the earnings perspective. Besides the commenced efficiency enhancements, this outlook is based on strong demand, especially in the potash and magnesium business segment; in these markets, price increases are already announced and further increases are likely.

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 25.11.2004 16:41:59
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Further inquiry note: Christian Herrmann Tel.: +49 (0)561 9301 1460 E-Mail: christian.herrmann@k-plus-s.com

Branche: Chemicals
ISIN:      DE0007162000
WKN:        716200
Index:    Midcap Market Index, MDAX, Prime Standard, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / regulated dealing
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / official dealing
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / official dealing
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / official dealing
              Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing
              Börse Düsseldorf / official dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / official dealing
              Bayerische Börse / official dealing



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