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K+S Aktiengesellschaft

EANS-News: K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Closing has been concluded
K+S successfully completes sale of COMPO

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Kassel (euro adhoc) - Kassel, Germany - October 18, 2011

Closing has been concluded
K+S successfully completes sale of COMPO

K+S Aktiengesellschaft has successfully concluded  the  sale  of  COMPO  to  the
European private equity investor Triton, after the EU  cartel  authorities  have
approved the deal as of September 26.

The strategy of the K+S Group provides for growth  particularly  in  the  Potash
and Magnesium Products segment as well as the Salt business segments and  for  a
focus of  management  resources  and  financial  means  on  this.  Against  this
backdrop, K+S had announced the sale of COMPO to Triton on June 20, 2011.

COMPO, based in Münster/Westphalia, is one of the leading suppliers  of  branded
goods for home and garden. The range of  products  includes  fertilizers,  plant
protection products, high-quality potting  soils  and  speciality  products  for
public  green  areas,  professional  horticulture,  special  crops  and  special
applications in agriculture. The company has one of  the  best-known  brand  and
most innovative product portfolios  in  the  sector  and  employs  1,075  people

About Triton
Triton is an  independent  European  private  equity  investor  and  focuses  on
companies in German-speaking countries and Northern Europe.  Triton  invests  in
market leaders in  attractive  niches  with  a  high  value-creation  potential.
Investors in the Triton funds  are  renowned  institutional  investors,  pension
funds, families and foundations.

About K+S
The K+S  Group  is  one  of  the  world's  leading  suppliers  of  standard  and
speciality fertilizers. In  the  salt  business,  K+S  is  the  world´s  leading
producer with sites in Europe as well as North and South America. K+S  offers  a
comprehensive range  of  goods  and  services  for  agriculture,  industry,  and
private consumers which provides growth opportunities in virtually every  sphere
of daily life. The K+S  Group  employs  more  than  14,000  people.  K+S  -  the
commodities stock on the German DAX index  -  is  listed  on  all  German  stock
exchanges (ISIN: DE000KSAG888, symbol: SDF). More information about K+S  can  be
found at

Your contact persons:   

Ulrich Göbel   
phone: +49 561 9301-1722   

fax: +49 561 9301-1666
Investor Relations:   
Christian Herrmann, CFA   
phone: +49 561 9301-1460   
fax: +49 561 9301-2425

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements  are  subject  to
various risks and uncertainties. Such  statements  represent  management's  best
judgment as of  the  date  hereof  based  on  information  currently  available.
Statements in this press  release  other  than  purely  historical  information,
including statements relating to the companies' future plans and  objectives  or
expected  results,  constitute  forward-looking  statements.   Forward   looking
statements are based on numerous assumptions and  are  subject  to  all  of  the
risks and uncertainties inherent in the companies' business.  The  companies  do
not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

Further inquiry note:
Your contact persons:   
Ulrich Göbel   
phone: +49 561 9301-1722   
fax: +49 561 9301-1666
Investor Relations:   
Christian Herrmann, CFA   
phone: +49 561 9301-1460   
fax: +49 561 9301-2425  

K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Kommunikation und Medien
Postfach 10 20 29, 34111 Kassel
Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel
Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender: Dr. Ralf Bethke
Vorstand: Norbert Steiner (Vors.), Joachim Felker, Gerd Grimmig, Dr. Thomas
Nöcker, Jan Peter Nonnenkamp
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Kassel; Handelsregister: Kassel HRB 2669

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

company:     K+S Aktiengesellschaft
             Bertha-von-Suttner-Straße  7
             D-34131 Kassel
phone:       +49 (0)561 9301-1460
FAX:         +49 (0)561 9301-2425
sector:      Chemicals
ISIN:        DE000KSAG888
indexes:     DAX, Midcap Market Index, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, Prime All
stockmarkets: official dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, regulated dealing:
             Stuttgart, München, official dealing: Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover 
language:   English

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