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ANDRITZ to supply paper machine to Zellstoff Pöls, Austria

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Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz, May 31, 2012.  International technology Group ANDRITZ
has received an order from Zellstoff Pöls AG, Austria, for the supply of a
PrimeLine plant for production of special paper. The new paper machine (width:
5.4 m; annual capacity: 80,000 t; design speed: up to 1,000 m/min) will produce
very high-strength paper grades used primarily for shopping bags, high-grade
medical packaging, and food packaging. Start-up is scheduled for the end of

The scope of supply comprises the stock preparation plant, an approach flow
system, the complete PrimeLine fourdrinier paper machine, a high-precision steel
yankee to increase drying rates (diameter: 6.5 m), a calender, and the
automation systems.

With this investment, Zellstoff Pöls is extending its existing paper production
capacities at the Pöls mill; the company is the largest manufacturer of
high-quality, Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF) sulfate pulp from bleached softwood
in Central and Southeast Europe.

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For further information, please contact:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel. +43 (316) 6902 1332

International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants,
equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry,
solid-liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel
industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition,
ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation,
pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass
boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants,
plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and
torrefaction plants. The publicly listed company is headquartered in Graz,
Austria, has a staff of approximately 17,000 employees, and operates over 180
production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is one of the leading global suppliers of turnkey systems
and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper,
board, fiber-board (MDF), nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers
for energy production and of systems for the production of plastic films. The
technologies available are employed for the processing of logs and annual
fibers, the production of chemical and mechanical pulps as well as recycled
paper fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, generation of energy from
biomass, preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers,
production of paper, tissue paper and board, calendering and coating of paper,
and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill
maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and
spare parts.

Further inquiry note:
Michael Buchbauer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465

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company:     Andritz AG
             Stattegger Straße 18
             A-8045 Graz
phone:       +43 (0)316 6902-0
FAX:         +43 (0)316 6902-415
sector:      Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:        AT0000730007
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ATX, ATX five
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English

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