voestalpine AG

euro adhoc: voestalpine AG
Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers
voestalpine successful in takeover offer for Boehler-Uddeholm; preliminary result available

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C.E.O. Interviews

05.06.2007

On 26 April 2007, voestalpine AG published a voluntary public takeover bid to the shareholders of Boehler-Uddeholm AG which was improved and the acceptance period extended by corresponding publication on 19 May, 2007 preceded by a press release on May 18, 2007. The (extended) acceptance period for the takeover bid expired on 4 June, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. Vienna time.

According to the preliminary result of the takeover bid, voestalpine has secured more than 50% of the voting stock of Boehler-Uddeholm AG after the expiration of the term of acceptance in any event. Hence, pursuant to § 25a para 2 Takeover Act the takeover bid was successful.

Details will be published immediately after the final result becoming available, presumably during the course of today.

voestalpine AG or any person acting in concert with voestalpine AG may make purchases of, or arrangements to purchase, directly or indirectly, Boehler-Uddeholm shares other than pursuant to the Offer outside the United States. Any such purchase will be made in accordance with Austrian law and will be notified to the Austrian Takeover Commission or, if and to the extent required by the Austrian Takeover Code, disclosed through the issuance of press releases in Austria and the United States.

The public offer has been available since 26 April 2007 and the revision of the takeover bid from its publication on 19 May 2007 onwards, both in the exclusively binding German version and in a non-binding English translation among others, on voestalpine AG´s website www.voestalpine.com.

Further details as to the publication is available on www.voestalpine.com or please contact the Investor Relations Team of voestalpine AG under +43/50304/15-9949 for any further details.

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ots Originaltext: voestalpine AG
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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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