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voestalpine board: no rights issue for Böhler-Uddeholm take-over

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13.04.2007 The management board of voestalpine AG has decided to finance the planned take- over of Böhler-Uddeholm AG without rights issue. After a thorough assessment of the promising mid-term business prospects and taking into consideration voestalpine's ability to leverage, the management-board is convinced that even a take-over of all outstanding shares of Böhler-Uddeholm AG can be effected solely on the basis of a temporary higher debt-level. This assessment is among others based on discussions with several banks with whom the financing requirements have been explored and the means of financing available to the company have been confirmed. The management-board is convinced that even after a take-over of Böhler-Uddeholm AG without rights issue such debt-ratios can be secured which implicitly correspond to an investment-grade-rating. For details please contact the Investor Relations department of voestalpine AG under +43/50304/15-9949. end of announcement euro adhoc 13.04.2007 15:54:22 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: voestalpine AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: DI Peter Fleischer Head of Investor Relations Tel.: +43/50304/15-9949 Fax: +43/50304/55-5581 mailto:peter.fleischer@voestalpine.com http://www.voestalpine.com Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering ISIN: AT0000937503 WKN: 897200 Index: ATX, ATX Prime, WBI Börsen: Wiener Börse AG / official market

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