Klöckner & Co AG

Klöckner & Co AG acquires a further 18% in the Swiss country operation

• Klöckner & Co now holds 78% in Debrunner Koenig Holding AG -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots.CorporateNews transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- investments Duisburg (euro adhoc) - Duisburg, 31 May 2007 - Klöckner & Co Aktiengesellschaft is acquiring a further 18% in Debrunner Koenig Holding AG from the previous minority shareholder Gebuka AG. With this additional stake, Klöckner & Co now holds 78% in the Swiss country operation Debrunner Koenig Holding. "We are very happy to extend our stake in the very profitable Swiss company, Debrunner Koenig Holding AG," stated Dr. Thomas Ludwig, CEO at Klöckner & Co AG. Debrunner Koenig Holding AG, with its subsidiaries Debrunner Acifer, Koenig Feinstahl, Koenig Verbindungstechnik and Alu Menziken, and 1,900 employees, is one of the leading Swiss companies in the areas of multi-metal distribution, reinforcement and construction technology, technical products and fastening technology. About Klöckner & Co AG: Klöckner & Co is the largest independent producer and distributor of steel and metal products in the European and North American markets combined. The core business of the Klöckner & Co Group is the storage and distribution of steel and non-ferrous metals. About 200,000 active customers are supplied through approximately 240 distribution locations in 14 countries in Europe and North America. Klöckner & Co was founded more than 100 years ago by Peter Klöckner. During the financial year 2006, the Company achieved sales of approximately EUR5.5 billion with around 10,000 employees. The shares of Klöckner & Co Aktiengesellschaft are admitted to trading on the official market segment (Amtlicher Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) with simultaneous admission to the sub-segment (Prime Standard) to the official market with further post-admission obligations. ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KC0100; Common Code: 025808576. Contacts: Peter Ringsleben, Claudia Uhlendorf - Corporate Communications Klöckner & Co AG Am Silberpalais 1 D - 47057 Duisburg Peter Ringsleben Phone: +49 203 307 2800 Fax: +49 203 307 5060 e-mail: peter.ringsleben@kloeckner.de Claudia Uhlendorf Phone: +49 203 307 2289 Fax: +49 203 307 5103 e-mail: claudia.uhlendorf@kloeckner.de end of announcement euro adhoc 31.05.2007 12:31:36 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Klöckner & Co AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Nadine Hagemus Telefon: +49(0)203-307-2288 E-Mail: nadine.hagemus@kloeckner.de Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering ISIN: DE000KC01000 WKN: KC0100 Index: CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share, MDAX Börsen: Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing/prime standard Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade

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