K+S Aktiengesellschaft

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K+S signs agreement with Rohm and Haas, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company to purchase U.S. salt producer Morton Salt
Transaction Value of USD 1.675 billion agreed
Closing expected by mid ...

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On 2 April 2009, K+S Aktiengesellschaft signed an agreement with Rohm and Haas, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company on the purchase of Morton International, Inc. (Morton Salt). The total transaction value is USD 1.675 billion. The purchase price will be paid in cash. The financing is fully underwritten by Dresdner Kleinwort, Société Générale and Unicredit (HVB). Subject to receipt of required antitrust approvals, it is expected that the closing of the transaction will take place by mid year 2009. The acquisition will be clearly EPS accretive from 2010 onwards.

Further information about the acquisition of Morton Salt can be obtained from the K+S website www.k-plus-s.com.

K+S Aktiengesellschaft Kassel, 2 April 2009 The Board of Executive Directors

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Further inquiry note:
Christian Herrmann
Investor Relations
phone: +49(0)561-9301-1460
mail: christian.herrmann@k-plus-s.com

Branche: Chemicals
ISIN:      DE0007162000
WKN:        716200
Index:    DAX, Midcap Market Index, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX,
              Prime All Share
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / regulated dealing
              Börse Hamburg / regulated dealing
              Börse Stuttgart / regulated dealing
              Börse Düsseldorf / regulated dealing
              Börse Hannover / regulated dealing
              Börse München / regulated dealing

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