MS Private Foundation Voting Rights on RHI above 15%

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots.CorporateNews transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- shares/shareholder structure Wien (euro adhoc) - According to para. 91 section 1 Austrian Stock Exchange Act, the MS Private Foundation disclosed that more than 15% of all voting rights on RHI AG shares are attributed to them in terms of law. MS Private Foundation ("MSPF") had informed RHI on 11 January 2007 (see RHI ad hoc release) that it holds 1,108,500 shares, is entitled to acquire additional 4,268,000 shares based on option agreements and also is holder of convertible bonds which entitle it to the acquisition of an additional 6,259,000 shares of RHI AG. On a fully converted basis the highest stake which MSPF can hold in RHI AG is 29.22%. MSPF is intent not to attain a controlling stake in accordance with of the Austrian Takeover Act by way of the exercise of the options or the convertible bonds. MSPF considers the shares, options and convertible bonds which it holds a long-term investment and is not currently planning additional purchases or sales. The beneficiary of MSPF, Austrian entrepreneur Martin Schlaff, emphasized his interest in a long-term, strategic engagement in RHI, the refractories world market leader. The RHI Board of Management welcomes the engagement of an Austrian core investor. end of announcement euro adhoc 05.03.2007 14:07:33 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: RHI AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: RHI AG Investor Relations Dkfm. Markus Richter Tel: +43-1-50213-6123 Email: markus.richter@rhi-ag.com Branche: Refractories ISIN: AT0000676903 WKN: 874182 Index: ATX Prime Börsen: Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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