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07.06.2010 – 07:41

Wacker Chemie AG

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Munich, June 7, 2010 - Wacker Chemie AG is acquiring the Norwegian FESIL Group´s silicon-metal production site in Holla (near Trondheim). The two companies signed a purchase agreement to this effect on Friday night, June 4, 2010. The transaction still requires approval of WACKER´s supervisory board and FESIL´s board of directors as well as clearance by the antitrust authorities. Closing of the transaction is expected before the end of Q3 2010. For WACKER, this acquisition is a key step in securing its long-term supply of silicon metal at stable prices. Silicon metal is one of WACKER´s most important raw materials and is needed for the production of silicones and hyperpure polysilicon. Holla Metall´s production capacity is around 50,000 metric tons of silicon metal per year, which corresponds to about one third of WACKER´s current annual needs. Under the terms of the transaction, WACKER takes over all of FESIL´s production facilities in Holla, including the related real estate. The Munich-based chemical company intends to continue employing the site´s existing workforce of some 140.

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