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EuroChem Completes Acquisition of K+S Nitrogen

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Kassel (euro adhoc) - Joint Press Release

EuroChem Completes Acquisition of K+S Nitrogen


Moscow, Russia, and Kassel, Germany, July 2,  2012  -  EuroChem  and  K+S  today
announced the successful completion  of  the  acquisition  of  K+S  Nitrogen  by
EuroChem.  The  sale  of  K+S'  nitrogen  fertiliser  distribution  business  to
EuroChem was approved by the EU antitrust authority on June 25, 2012.

"The acquisition of K+S Nitrogen is the latest step in our  strategy  to  expand
EuroChem's geographic footprint and move closer to our end-users, while  further
bolstering our product offering," commented  Valery  Rogalskiy,  EuroChem  sales
Director.

The strategy of the K+S Group provides for growth in the  Potash  and  Magnesium
Products and the Salt business segments and for  focusing  management  resources
and financial means on this accordingly. Against this background, K+S  had  sold
the business activities of COMPO to the investment company Triton last year  and
announced the sale of K+S Nitrogen to EuroChem on May 8, 2012.

About K+S Nitrogen
K+S Nitrogen markets nitrogenous fertilizers with a focus on major customers  in
agriculture and  special  crops  such  as  fruits,  vegetables  and  grapes.  In
addition to the fertilizers produced by  EuroChem  Antwerpen  and  delivered  by

BASF,  K+S  Nitrogen  also  markets  the  goods  of  other  reputable   European
fertilizer producers. The company is based in  Mannheim,  Germany,  and  employs
about  180  people  worldwide.  More  information  is   available   atwww.ks-
nitrogen.com.


About EuroChem
EuroChem is a leading global agrochemical company, producing primarily  nitrogen

and phosphate fertilizers, as well as certain  organic  synthesis  products  and
iron ore. The Group is  vertically  integrated  with  activities  spanning  from
mining and natural gas extraction to production,  logistics,  and  distribution.
EuroChem  is  currently  developing  the   Gremyachinskoe   and   Verkhnekamskoe
greenfield potash projects in Russia, with planned capacities  of  4.6  and  3.4
million tpy respectively. Please visit www.eurochem.ru for further information.

About K+S
The K+S  Group  is  one  of  the  world's  leading  suppliers  of  standard  and
speciality fertilizers. In  the  salt  business,  K+S  is  the  world's  leading
producer with sites in Europe as well as North and South America. K+S  offers  a
comprehensive range  of  goods  and  services  for  agriculture,  industry,  and
private consumers,  which  provides  growth  opportunities  in  virtually  every
sphere of daily life. The K+S Group employs more than  14,000  people.  The  K+S
share - the commodities stock on the German DAX index - is listed on all  German
stock exchanges (ISIN:  DE000KSAG888, symbol: SDF). More information  about  K+S
can be found at www.k-plus-s.com.

Your contact persons:

K+S:
Press: 
Michael Wudonig, CFA
phone: +49 561 9301-1262
fax: +49 561 9301-1666
michael.wudonig@k-plus-s.com

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


EuroChem: 
Press:  
Vladimir Torin  
Phone: +7 (495) 795.2527 (ext 1440)
vladimir.torin@eurochem.ru

Investor Relations:
Olivier Harvey
Phone: +7 (495) 795.2527 (ext 1519)
olivier.harvey@eurochem.ru


Further inquiry note:
Ihre Ansprechpartner:
Presse:
Michael Wudonig, CFA
Telefon: +49 561 9301-1262
Fax: +49 561 9301-1666
michael.wudonig@k-plus-s.com

Investor Relations:
Christian Herrmann, CFA
Telefon: +49 561 9301-1460
Fax: +49 561 9301-2425
christian.herrmann@k-plus-s.com

K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Kommunikation und Medien
Postfach 10 20 29, 34111 Kassel
Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel
www.k-plus-s.com
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Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender: Dr. Ralf Bethke
Vorstand: Norbert Steiner (Vors.), Joachim Felker, Gerd Grimmig, Dr. Thomas
Nöcker, Dr. Burkhard Lohr
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Kassel; Handelsregister: Kassel HRB 2669

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