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voestalpine: Takeover offer for BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG notified to the Takeover Commission

16 April 2007 | 

As has already been announced at the press conference of March 29, 2007, voestalpine AG today notified the Takeover Commission of a voluntary public takeover bid submitted to the shareholders of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG. The publication of the takeover bid, after completion of the analysis of the Takeover Commission, is expected on May 3, 2007. Only upon publication of the takeover bid, the acceptance period of approximately four weeks begins to run.

The offer price will be EUR 69.00 per share of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG ex dividend 2006. The takeover bid will be subject to the condition that an interest of more than 50% of the voting shares of BÖHLER-UDDEHOLM AG will be acquired and that the required antitrust approvals will be obtained.