voestalpine AG

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Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers
voestalpine board: no rights issue for Böhler-Uddeholm take-over

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13.04.2007

The management board of voestalpine AG has decided to finance the planned take- over of Böhler-Uddeholm AG without rights issue. After a thorough assessment of the promising mid-term business prospects and taking into consideration voestalpine's ability to leverage, the management-board is convinced that even a take-over of all outstanding shares of Böhler-Uddeholm AG can be effected solely on the basis of a temporary higher debt-level. This assessment is among others based on discussions with several banks with whom the financing requirements have been explored and the means of financing available to the company have been confirmed. The management-board is convinced that even after a take-over of Böhler-Uddeholm AG without rights issue such debt-ratios can be secured which implicitly correspond to an investment-grade-rating.

For details please contact the Investor Relations department of voestalpine AG under +43/50304/15-9949.

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ots Originaltext: voestalpine AG
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Further inquiry note:
DI Peter Fleischer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43/50304/15-9949
Fax:  +43/50304/55-5581
mailto:peter.fleischer@voestalpine.com
http://www.voestalpine.com

Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN:      AT0000937503
WKN:        897200
Index:    ATX, ATX Prime, WBI
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official market



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