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K+S Receives Investment Grade Ratings / Experience Growth

K+S Aktiengesellschaft / K+S Receives Investment Grade Ratings / Experience Growth

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Kassel (euro adhoc) - Kassel, 23 April 2009

Experience Growth K+S Receives Investment Grade Ratings

@@start.t2@@The international rating agencies Standard & Poor's and Moody's have  given  K+S Aktiengesellschaft an "investment grade" rating. Standard & Poor's rates K+S  as "BBB+", while Moody's rates it as "Baa2".  Both  agencies  see  the  outlook  as being "stable".

Norbert  Steiner,  chairman  of  the  Board  of  Executive  Directors    of    K+S Aktiengesellschaft, is very pleased with this assessment: "Being placed  in  the@@end@@

much sought after 'investment grade' category attests to the  Group's financial position - with the acquisition of Morton Salt already included," he  said.  "In view of the difficult environment on the capital markets at present,  this  good assessment of our creditworthiness continues to enable us to engage in  flexible borrowing and therefore to attain our financial targets."

Experience growth The K+S Group is one  of  the  world's  leading   suppliers  of  speciality  and standard fertilizers, plant care as well as salt products.  With  its  products and brands, K+S offers its customers a range of needs-based goods and  services which provides growth opportunities in virtually every sphere  of  daily   life. The K+S Group employs  12,000  people  and  achieved  revenues of  just  under EUR 5.0 billion in 2008. K+S is quoted  on  all   German  stock  exchanges (ISIN: DE0007162000, symbol: SDF) and listed on the DAX® share index.

Additional information can be found in the new Rating section at www.k- plus-s.com/de/ir.

Your contact persons: Investor Relations: Christian Herrmann phone: +49 561 9301-1460 fax: +49 561 9301-2425 christian.herrmann@k-plus-s.com

Press: Oliver Morgenthal phone: +49 561 9301-1047 fax: +49 561 9301-1666 oliver.morgenthal@k-plus-s.com

K+S Aktiengesellschaft Communications P.O. Box 10 20 29, 34111 Kassel, Germany Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel www.k-plus-s.com __________________________________________________________

Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Ralf Bethke Board of Executive Directors: Norbert Steiner (Chairman), Joachim Felker, Gerd Grimmig, Dr. Thomas Nöcker Registered Office: Kassel Commercial Register: Kassel HRB 2669

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ots Originaltext: K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch

Further inquiry note:
Investor Relations:
Christian Herrmann
phone: +49 561 9301-1460
fax: +49 561 9301-2425
christian.herrmann@k-plus-s.com

Press:
Oliver Morgenthal
phone: +49 561 9301-1047
fax: +49 561 9301-1666
oliver.morgenthal@k-plus-s.com

Branche: Chemicals
ISIN:      DE0007162000
WKN:        716200
Index:    DAX, Midcap Market Index, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX,
              Prime All Share
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / regulated dealing
              Börse Hamburg / regulated dealing
              Börse Stuttgart / regulated dealing
              Börse Düsseldorf / regulated dealing
              Börse Hannover / regulated dealing
              Börse München / regulated dealing



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