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Agreement on the sale of the SEVEX Group to ElringKlinger comes into effect

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Dettingen/Erms (Germany)/Sevelen (Switzerland), April 17, 2008 +++ ElringKlinger AG has closed a definitive agreement to acquire Swiss manufacturer of thermal and acoustic shielding systems SEVEX AG, based in Sevelen. The purchase agreement came into effect following the receipt of official approval to the transaction by the antitrust authorities.

Alongside the Swiss parent company, ElringKlinger has acquired the US subsidiary SEVEX North America, Inc., Buford (Georgia), as well as SEVEX Asia, based in Suzhou, China.

Both parties to the contract have agreed not to disclose details of the exact purchase price. The purchase price is within a range of 7 to 8 times EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes).

Inclusion in the consolidated group will take place effective from April 1, 2008. The SEVEX Group had forecast sales of CHF 95 million (EUR 59 million) for the financial year as a whole. SEVEX will in 2008 make a pro-rata contribution to the sales and earnings of the ElringKlinger Group. The takeover is expected to be earnings accretive in 2008.

In the coming months the SEVEX Group, with a workforce of around 330 people, is to be integrated into the Shielding Technology division of the ElringKlinger Group. ElringKlinger generated sales of approx. EUR 93 (72) million within the area of shielding technology in the 2007 financial year. In acquiring SEVEX, ElringKlinger has advanced to become the second largest supplier of shielding systems for engines, underbodies and exhaust tracts.

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Further inquiry note:

Stephan Haas
Investor Relations Manager
Telefon: +49(0)7123 724-137
E-Mail: stephan.haas@elringklinger.de

Branche: Automotive Equipment
ISIN: DE0007856023
WKN: 785602
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