Boehringer group sold
MAXCOR Group. The only item still outstanding to complete the sale is the approval by the Bundeskartellamt (German federal antitrust authority)
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The divestment will generate additional losses of approximately EUR 20 million (over and above the write-downs already included to June 30, 2006), which will be charged to the results from discontinued operations of the IWKA Group for the 2006 business year. These charges are primarily due to non-liquidity related expenses plus the transaction costs.
The Boehringer Group includes Boehringer Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, Boehringer Werkzeugmaschinen Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH, FMS Drehtechnik Schaffhausen AG, Switzerland, UBJ-Boehringer Inc., Canada, and George Fischer-Boehringer Corporation, USA.
Karlsruhe, November 24, 2006
The Executive Board