Sale of IWKA Balg- und Kompensatoren- Technologie GmbH
On December 22, 2005 the IWKA Group has sold IWKA Balg- und Kompensatoren-Technologie GmbH and its subsidiaries (Flexible Solutions Group) to a group company of the investment company Odewald & Compagnie Gesellschaft für Beteiligungen mbH, Berlin
The sale is effective December 31,2005/January 1, 2006 and is subject to approval by the relevant antitrustauthorities. The sale is part of the IWKA Group's ongoing program of divesting offormer Process Technology Division. The Flexible Solutions Group, which hasover 1,000 employees, is expected to generate sales revenues of nearly EUR 150million in 2005. The balance of the operating earnings of the Flexible SolutionsGroup and the result from its sale equals a loss of approximately EUR 5 million.The transaction will substantially reduce the IWKA Group's net debt as of early2006.
Karlsruhe, December 22, 2005
The Executive Board