Villeroy & Boch

EANS-Adhoc: Villeroy & Boch AG
European Commission imposes fine

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Antitrust Issues

23.06.2010

Ad-hoc notification

Mettlach, 23 June 2010

Villeroy & Boch AG: European Commission imposes fine

The European Commission announced in Brussels today that it has imposed  a  fine totalling  EUR  71.5  million  on  Villeroy  &  Boch AG,  Mettlach,    and    its subsidiaries in Belgium, Austria and France. The decision was  directed  against 17 manufacturers of taps, shower screens and bathroom ceramics. Villeroy & Boch is  charged,   as  a  manufacturer  of  bathroom  ceramics,  with participating in concerted practices in Germany,  Belgium,  Austria  and  France from 1994 to 2004.

The justification for the order imposing the fine has not yet been delivered  to Villeroy & Boch. As a result, Villeroy & Boch is not at present  in  a  position to examine the merits of the case and the fixing of the fine. The  Company  will undertake a review of the order and will probably appeal. Appropriate reserves will be set aside in the semi-annual report.

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Further inquiry note:
Press Office: Almut Hähner-Ural, Villeroy & Boch AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6864 - 81 13 97
haehner-ural.almut@villeroy-boch.com

Branche: Consumer Goods
ISIN:      DE0007657231
WKN:        765723
Index:    CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Berlin / free trade
              Stuttgart / free trade
              Düsseldorf / free trade
              München / free trade



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