Squeeze-out: exclusion of minority shareholders of Didier-Werke Aktiengesellschaft planned

03. April 2008

RHI AG informed Didier-Werke Aktiengesellschaft (“the Company”) in a document of today that RHI AG has decided to initiate the required steps acquire all shares in the Company still held by minority shareholders by means of a resolution by the Annual General Meeting in accordance with sections  327a et seq. of the Stock Corporation Act – AktG (squeeze-out).

RHI AG, based in Vienna, Austria, holds, directly and indirectly, a total of approx. 97.54 % of the Company’s share capital.

In order to enable the corresponding resolution at the coming Annual General Meeting of the Company, Didier-Werke Aktiengesellschaft has decided to postpone their Annual General Meeting to the end of August of this year. The cash settlement to be paid to the minority shareholders within the framework of the exclusion will be determined on the basis of a company valuation, which is yet to be carried out.