Dr. Hönle AG

EANS-Adhoc: Hönle acquires Grafix

  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.
Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers

Today, Dr. Hönle AG submitted a binding offer to the provisional insolvency
administrator of Grafix GmbH with the aim of acquiring all significant
non-current and current assets, including business premises at the Unterlüß
(Celle) site and the activities of the insolvent Grafix GmbH. The agreed
purchase price is in the lower, one-digit million range. 

The legally binding acquisition of the assets of Grafix GmbH by Dr. Hönle AG is
subject to approval by the creditor committee and to the further proviso that
the Grafix GmbH employees not taken over by Dr. Hönle AG are transferred to a
newly established employment and qualification company within the short term.

Stuttgart-based Grafix GmbH is a leading global producer of peripheral devices
used in the colour fixing segment.  The company's product program comprises
drying and powder spraying systems, fountain solution & ink temperature control
systems. Grafix supplies both printing firms and printing machine manufacturers
with this product program. As an important supplier, Grafix has access to
leading manufacturers of offset and digital printing machines worldwide. In
addition, Grafix offers solutions for other sectors of industry such as the
glass, plastics and pharmaceutical industries.

The company was founded in Stuttgart in 1947 and was extended by a second
production site at Unterlüß in the year 2000. With approximately 100 employees,
Grafix will generate revenues of about EUR 10 million in 2012. On 15 October
2012, Grafix GmbH filed a petition for preliminary insolvency proceedings. 

Dr. Hönle AG assumes that the successor of Grafix GmbH will contribute
positively to Hoenle Group earnings as early as in the 2012/2013 business year.

Further information concerning the acquisition will be provided after contract

Additional information via Grafix GmbH:

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About Hönle: 
Dr. Hönle AG is a listed technology company with registered head office in
Gräfelfing near Munich. With about 500 employees, the Hönle Group is among the
leading suppliers in the UV technology segment worldwide. The equipment is used
in colour and paint drying, in adhesives and plastics hardening and in surface
sterilization and sunlight simulation. Adhesives and casting compounds for
industrial applications are another focus of activities. Moreover, the corporate
group manufactures UV beamers for water sterilization and produces tubes and
semi-finished products from fused quartz for use in various sectors of industry.
Worldwide, the Hönle Group is represented at ca. 50 locations in more than 20
countries with its own companies and distribution partners.

Further inquiry note:
Peter Weinert, phone: +49 89 85608 173, mail: peter.weinert@hoenle.de

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issuer:      Dr. Hönle AG
             Lochhamer Schlag  1
             D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
phone:       +49 89 85608 0
FAX:         +49 89 85608 101
mail:     peter.weinert@hoenle.de
WWW:      www.hoenle.de
sector:      Instrument Engineering
ISIN:        DE0005157101
indexes:     CDAX, Prime All Share, Technology All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Hannover, Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf,
             Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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