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25.04.2007 – 15:55

voestalpine AG

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Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers
voestalpine publishes takeover offer for BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG on April 26, 2007

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On April 16, 2007, voestalpine AG filed a voluntary public takeover bid to all shareholders of Böhler-Uddeholm AG with the Austrian Takeover Commission and made the foregoing public on the same day.

At voestalpine AG’s request, the 1st Senate of the Takeover Commission, after a review of the takeover bid, has shortened the time period for publication of the takeover bid. voestalpine AG will therefore publish the takeover bid tomorrow, 26 April 2007. The acceptance period runs for 19 Austrian trading days or 20 full US business days. The acceptance period ends on 24 May 2007, 5:30 pm CEST.

The takeover bid can be accepted in any event in the Republic of Austria or in the United States of America.

As announced previously the offer price amounts to EUR 69.00 per share of Böhler-Uddeholm AG ex dividend 2006. The takeover bid is subject to the condition precedent of reaching a holding of more than 50% of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG’s voting stock and the obtaining of  the relevant merger control approvals.

This communication does not constitute a public offer for the acquisition of shares in or other securities issued by BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG. A public offer is made only and solely  through publication of the takeover bid. Its acceptance can occur only in accordance with the terms of the takeover bid which will be published on 26 April 2007. The latter is available among other in the exclusively binding German version and in a non-binding English translation on voestalpine AG’s website from 26 April 2007 onwards.

Further information is available on our website or contact our Investor Relations Team +43/50304/15-9949.

end of announcement                                                 euro adhoc 25.04.2007 15:16:53

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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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