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20.08.2020 – 12:03

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10,460 kilometers: First direct complete train with Austrian TENCEL? branded fibers from Vienna to China

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Lenzing AG is breaking new ground. For the first time in the history of Austria,
a local company is sending goods that are 100 percent produced in Austria
directly to China by train.

Company Information

Vienna - The Lenzing Group stands for the ecologically responsible production of
specialty fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. Due to the high
demand from Chinese brands and retailers for sustainably produced fibers,
Lenzing delivers fibers from the two Austrian production sites Lenzing and
Heiligenkreuz directly to customers in China by train for the first time.

Zwtl.: Departure ceremony with Federal Minister Leonore Gewessler

Austria's first complete train with goods exclusively "Made in Austria" will
leave the Vienna South Terminal towards China on August 20, 2020 at 11 am. The
train is loaded with Lenzing fibers and provided by NUNNER Logistics. In strict
compliance with the COVID-19 protective measures, Leonore Gewessler, Federal
Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and
Technology, His Excellency Xiaosi Li, Ambassador of the People's Republic of
China in Austria, Stefan Doboczky, CEO of the Lenzing Group, Thomas Kargl, Board
Member of the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group, Erwin Cootjans, CEO Nunner Logistics and
Erich Hampel, Chairman of the Board of the B&C Private Foundation, took part in
the departure ceremony.

The train, which started at Vienna, brings 41 containers with TENCEL(TM) branded
Lyocell and Modal fibers with a total value of EUR 1.8 million directly to
customers in China. On its 16-day trip to Shanghai, the train covers a total of
10,460 kilometers and passes seven countries: Austria, the Czech Republic,
Poland, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and China. "With this new transport route,
we can meet the high demand from our customers for sustainably produced fibers
more quickly. Thanks to train transport, the urgently needed fibers arrive at
our customers in China twice as quickly as by sea freight," says Stefan
Doboczky, CEO of the Lenzing Group. Lenzing has had very good experiences with
rail transport for a long time when it comes to delivering the renewable raw
material wood to its plants. Almost 70 percent of the wood processed at the
Lenzing site is already delivered by rail. "Our declared goal is to shift more
freight traffic to rail. Rail is the only way to combine climate goals and
economic interests and thus transport growth. That is why we are happy to be
part of this unique project for our long-standing customer," says Thomas Kargl,
Board Member of the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group. "Transporting goods by rail to China
is possible. And this train from Vienna to China is an integral part of climate
protection. Because we want to support the shift from road to rail, especially
in freight transport. Today's train is the first step - I am convinced this
train will set an example", says Leonore Gewessler, Federal Minister for Climate
Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.

Zwtl.: TENCEL(TM) branded fibers for the fashion world

For local brands and retailers in China, sourcing sustainable goods is becoming
increasingly important. For this reason, many manufacturers rely on TENCEL(TM)
fibers, which contribute to a clean environment thanks to the renewable raw
material wood and the ecologically responsible production. The Lenzing Group's
high-quality fibers are biodegradable and form the basis for a variety of
textile applications. The TENCEL(TM) branded Lyocell and Modal fibers
transported to China are then used to create textiles for the fashion industry.
TENCEL(TM) Lyocell fibers are known for their natural comfort and
environmentally responsible closed loop production process. They are often part
of breathable fabrics that support the body's natural thermal regulation as the
microscopic fibrils of cellulosic fibers are structured to regulate the
absorption and release of moisture. TENCEL(TM) Modal fibers are known for being
exquisitely soft and pleasant to the skin. Measurements and hand evaluations of
softness show that TENCEL(TM) Modal fibers are twice as soft as cotton. The
softness of TENCEL(TM) Modal fibers lasts longer and is able to withstand
repeated wash and dry cycles compared to cotton.

Lyocell and Modal fibers arrive in China by train on a route that has been used
for centuries: this train transport connects Austria even more closely with the
One Belt, One Road program, a reintroduction of the legendary Silk Road, which
has been the main transit route between Europe and Asia since ancient times.
Erwin Cootjans, CEO of NUNNER Logistics: "We are proud to be able to connect
Vienna to our Chinese rail network in addition to the direct trains we already
have. The new connection makes it easier for industry and logistics in Austria
and the surrounding countries to trade with and from China."

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Further inquiry note:
Filip Miermans
Vice President Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Werkstraße 2, 4860 Lenzing, Austria

Phone: +43 664 84 77 802
E-mail: f.miermans@lenzing.com

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