Klöckner & Co AG

euro adhoc: Klöckner & Co AG
Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Sec. 15 WpHG (German Securities Trading Act), dated September 20, 2007 Klöckner & Co AG plans to transform into a European Company (SE)

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Duisburg, September 20, 2007 - The Supervisory Board and the Board of Management of Klöckner & Co AG have resolved to propose a transformation from an Aktiengesellschaft (AG - German stock corporation) into a European public limited-liability company (SE - Societas Europaea) at the Company´s Annual General Meeting next year.

The intended legal form reflects the international position and orientation of the Klöckner & Co Group: Klöckner & Co is represented in 15 countries with over 250 locations and generated roughly 75% of its sales outside of Germany in the first half of 2007. Including Germany, approximately 85% of the total sales was generated in Europe. The primary objective of the transformation into an SE is to evolve the historically grown, country-oriented organization into a European organization, and thus better and more efficiently utilize the possibilities of the common market than has been done up till now.

The Company´s headquarters will remain in Duisburg, Germany. Besides, no further changes within the group are associated with the transformation. The two-tier model of a supervisory board and a board of management shall be continued. Preparations for the formation of a special negotiating body  - responsible for the negotiations concerning the future involvement of employees in the SE - have begun. The objective is to conclude the negotiations before the next Annual General Meeting.

Issuer: Klöckner & Co Aktiengesellschaft, Am Silberpalais 1, D 47057 Duisburg ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KCO0100 Listed: Amtlicher Markt / Prime Standard; Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse Further information can be obtained on the webpage of Klöckner & Co: www.kloeckner.de

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ots Originaltext: Klöckner & Co AG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch

Further inquiry note:
Helmut Geisen
Telefon: +49(0)203-307-2007
E-Mail: helmut.geisen@kloeckner.de

Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN:      DE000KC01000
WKN:        KC0100
Index:    CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share, MDAX
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / official dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / free trade
              Börse Hamburg / free trade
              Börse Stuttgart / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Börse München / free trade

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