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11.04.2007 – 07:37

voestalpine AG

euro adhoc: voestalpine AG
Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers
voestalpine announces signing of Share Purchase of 20.95 % of Böhler-Uddeholm AG

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Yesterday, April 10, 2007, Share Purchase Agreements were signed with the shareholders of BU Industrieholding GmbH, based on the time schedule and the conditions of the Agreement - in-principle between voestalpine AG and BU Industrieholding GmbH of March 29, 2007. The Share Purchase Agreements cover the purchase by voestalpine AG of 10,686,340 shares in Böhler-Uddeholm AG, corresponding to 20.95 % of Böhler-Uddeholm’s voting stock, at a price of EUR 69 per share. The dividend for the business year 2006 is for the account of the Sellers. The Share Purchase Agreements are subject to merger related approvals only.

For further information please contact our Investor Relations Team +43/50304/15-9949.

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Further inquiry note:
DI Peter Fleischer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43/50304/15-9949
Fax:  +43/50304/55-5581

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

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