SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG

  • WKN: SKWM02
  • ISIN: DE000SKWM021
  • Land: Deutschland

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SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG: SKW Metallurgie Group sells Swedish calcium carbide plant

DGAP-News: SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG / Key word(s): Disposal

19.11.2014 / 17:50


SKW Metallurgie Group sells Swedish calcium carbide plant 

Unterneukirchen (Germany), November 19, 2014. The global specialty
chemicals Group SKW Metallurgie is consistently implementing its strategic
realignment (project "ReMaKe"), initiated by the new Executive Board under
the leadership of CEO Dr. Kay Michel. In particular, the strategy of
backward integration is no longer being fostered. In this context, the SKW
Metallurgie Group is divesting its Swedish plant for the production of
calcium carbide effective November 19, 2014; this was carried out by
selling 100% of the shares in SKW Metallurgy Sweden AB to the AlzChem
Group. Secrecy was agreed re the purchase price.

"With AlzChem as a buyer we have passed our Swedish affiliate into
competent hands. After this portfolio realignment, we will concentrate even
more strongly on our profitable core business as well as reinforce our
position in key markets ", says Dr. Kay Michel, CEO of SKW Metallurgie.

In the context of the transaction, SKW Metallurgy Sweden AB is going to be
renamed as Nordic Carbide AB.


SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG
Christian Schunck
Head of IR and Corporate Communications
Rathausplatz 11
84579 Unterneukirchen

Phone IR/Press: +49 8634 62720-15
Fax: +49 8634 62720-16

About SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG and the SKW Metallurgie Group
The SKW Metallurgie Group is the global market leader for chemical
additives for hot metal desulphurization, and for cored wire and other
products for secondary metallurgy. The Group's products enable steel-makers
to efficiently manufacture high-quality steel products. Clients include the
world's leading companies in the steel industry. The SKW Metallurgie Group
has more than 50 years of metallurgical know how, and currently operates in
more than 40 countries. What is more, the Group is a leading supplier of
Quab specialty chemicals, which are mainly used in the global production of
industrial starch for the paper industry. The company's operating business
is broken down into the two core segments "Cored Wire" and "Powder and
Granules", and the "Other" segment. The SKW Metallurgie Group is
headquartered in Germany with production facilities in France, the US (6),
Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Sweden (sold as of Nov. 19, 2014),
Bhutan, Russia, the Peoples' Republic of China (2) and India (2 via joint
Shares of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG have been listed in Frankfurt
Stock Exchange's Prime Standard since December 1, 2006 with ISIN
DE000SKWM013 (since August 15, 2011: new ISIN DE000SKWM021 due to switch to
name shares).

This press release may include certain forward-looking statements which are
based on currently available assumptions and predictions of the SKW
Metallurgie Group's management as well as on other currently available
information. Various identified as well as unidentified risks and
uncertainties as well as other factors may result in a deviation of actual
results, financial situation, development or achievement of the company
compared to the assessments made herein. SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG
does not intend and assumes no liability to update such forward-looking
statements and to adjust them to future events and developments.


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Language:    English                                               
Company:     SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG                      
             Rathausplatz 11                                       
             84579 Unterneukirchen                                 
Phone:       +49 (0)8634 62720-15                                  
Fax:         +49 (0)8634 62720-16                                  
ISIN:        DE000SKWM021                                          
WKN:         SKWM02                                                
Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);      
             Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München,  
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