Klöckner & Co SE

EANS-Adhoc: Klöckner & Co SE: Preliminary agreement for acquisition of Becker Stahl-Service Group concluded

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.11.2009 Duisburg, November 11, 2009 - Klöckner & Co SE has signed a preliminary agreement for the acquisition of the Becker Stahl-Service Group with headquarters in Bönen, Germany. The transaction will be subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. The Becker Stahl-Service Group operates one of the largest and most modern steel service centers in the world. The group has around 460 employees and generated sales of about EUR600 million in the 2008/2009 fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The proposed acquisition is subject to the due diligence which has yet to be conducted. It is expected that the final purchase agreement will be concluded in the beginning of 2010. Becker Stahl-Service is one of the largest steel service center companies in Europe. By acquiring the Becker Stahl-Service Group, Klöckner & Co is strengthening its leading market position in Germany and Western Europe. The transaction will also complement its product and service portfolio and enhance the sector mix of the supplied customer groups. Issuer: Klöckner & Co SE, Am Silberpalais 1, D-47057 Duisburg ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KCO0100, Common Code: 025808576. Listed: Regulierter Markt / Prime Standard; Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse Further information can be obtained on the webpage of Klöckner & Co: www.kloeckner.de end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Klöckner & Co SE Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Dr. Thilo Theilen - Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Phone: +49-(0)203-307-2050 E-Mail: thilo.theilen@kloeckner.de Claudia Uhlendorf - Spokesperson Phone: +49-(0)203-307-2289 E-mail: claudia.uhlendorf@kloeckner.de Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering ISIN: DE000KC01000 WKN: KC0100 Index: CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share Börsen: Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard Berlin / free trade Hamburg / free trade Stuttgart / free trade Düsseldorf / free trade München / free trade

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