Süd-Chemie AG

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One Equity Partners increases share in Süd-Chemie AG

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The Managing Board of Süd-Chemie AG has been informed yesterday evening, that the financial investor One Equity Partners has acquired a further 9.37% interest in Süd-Chemie AG from the Messerschmitt Foundation, via SC-Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt am Main. In addition, One Equity Partners has purchased just under 2% of the shares in Süd-Chemie AG by way of an over-the-counter transaction. Acquisition of the shares is however still subject to the approval of the EU antitrust authorities. Together with its 39.19% interest in Süd-Chemie AG purchased in January 2006, SC-Beteiligungsgesellschaft now holds over 50% of the shares in Süd-Chemie AG. The Süd-Chemie Managing Board welcomes the confirmation given by One Equity Partners in today´s press release that it is prepared to continue its successful co-operation with the Managing Board and the other Süd-Chemie AG shareholders, as well as provide ongoing support for the company´s value-oriented growth policy.

Süd-Chemie Aktiengesellschaft The Managing Board Munich, 16 August 2007

Enquiries to:

Süd-Chemie AG Patrick Salchow Head of Corporate Public Relations Tel. +49-(0)89-5110-250 patrick.salchow@sud-chemie.com

Süd-Chemie AG (www.sud-chemie.com) is a publicly quoted (Security Identification Number ISIN: DE0007292005; WKN: 729 200), independent specialty chemicals company headquartered in Munich, Germany and operating on a worldwide scale. Key markets served by its Adsorbents Division include the consumer-goods, packaging and foundry industries, as well as the paper and plastics industries. Products manufactured by the Catalysts Division offer solutions for water treatment, petrochemicals processing, energy storage and hydrogen production, as well as off-gas purification. The common denominator of all its products and innovations is the efficient and sparing use of natural resources to enhance the quality of life for humans and the environment. Süd-Chemie generated sales of just over EUR1 billion in 2006, approx. 80% of these outside Germany. At the end of 2006, the group employed approximately 4,800 people at its 70 sales and production sites worldwide. Süd-Chemie is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2007.

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Further inquiry note:
Patrick Salchow
Tel.: +49 (0)89 5110 250
E-Mail: patrick.salchow@sud-chemie.com

Branche: Chemicals
ISIN:      DE0007292005
WKN:        729200
Index:    CDAX
Börsen:  Börse Berlin / regulated dealing
              Börse Hamburg / free trade
              Börse Frankfurt / free trade
              Börse München / official dealing/general standard

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