voestalpine AG

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Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers
voestalpine publishes takeover offer for BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG on April 26, 2007

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- C.E.O. Interviews 25.04.2007 On April 16, 2007, voestalpine AG filed a voluntary public takeover bid to all shareholders of Böhler-Uddeholm AG with the Austrian Takeover Commission and made the foregoing public on the same day. At voestalpine AG’s request, the 1st Senate of the Takeover Commission, after a review of the takeover bid, has shortened the time period for publication of the takeover bid. voestalpine AG will therefore publish the takeover bid tomorrow, 26 April 2007. The acceptance period runs for 19 Austrian trading days or 20 full US business days. The acceptance period ends on 24 May 2007, 5:30 pm CEST. The takeover bid can be accepted in any event in the Republic of Austria or in the United States of America. As announced previously the offer price amounts to EUR 69.00 per share of Böhler-Uddeholm AG ex dividend 2006. The takeover bid is subject to the condition precedent of reaching a holding of more than 50% of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG’s voting stock and the obtaining of the relevant merger control approvals. This communication does not constitute a public offer for the acquisition of shares in or other securities issued by BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG. A public offer is made only and solely through publication of the takeover bid. Its acceptance can occur only in accordance with the terms of the takeover bid which will be published on 26 April 2007. The latter is available among other in the exclusively binding German version and in a non-binding English translation on voestalpine AG’s website www.voestalpine.com from 26 April 2007 onwards. Further information is available on our website www.voestalpine.com or contact our Investor Relations Team +43/50304/15-9949. end of announcement euro adhoc 25.04.2007 15:16:53 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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