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EANS-News: ANDRITZ acquires RITZ Pumpenfabrik, Germany

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corporate news transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer/originator is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz, November 2, 2010. International technology Group ANDRITZ has signed a contract to acquire RITZ Pumpenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, based in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, including various affiliates. The company has approximately 280 employees and generates annual sales of about 40 MEUR. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price; the contract is subject to approval by the relevant authorities and is expected to come into force in the fourth quarter of 2010. By acquiring RITZ, ANDRITZ is strengthening and complementing its product range in the pumps sector. The pumps manufactured by RITZ are used mainly in the water supply and mining sectors, as well as in offshore and subsea applications. The special motors required to drive submersible pumps are also developed and manufactured by RITZ. - End - The ANDRITZ GROUP The ANDRITZ GROUP is a global market leader for supply of systems and services to the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 13,500 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, service and sales companies all around the world. end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Andritz AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Dr. Michael Buchbauer Head of Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979 Fax: +43 316 6902 465 mailto:michael.buchbauer@andritz.com Branche: Machine Manufacturing ISIN: AT0000730007 WKN: 632305 Index: WBI, ATX Prime, ATX Börsen: Wien / official market

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