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Rheinmetall AG: Rheinmetall resolves capital increase

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Rheinmetall resolves capital increase

July 6, 2009

Rheinmetall Aktiengesellschaft / Capital increase

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Rheinmetall Aktiengesellschaft: capital increase of 3,599,000 shares

Dusseldorf, 6 July 2009. The Management Board of Rheinmetall
Aktiengesellschaft, Dusseldorf, (ISIN DE0007030009) resolved, with the
consent of the Supervisory Board, to partially utilise the Company's
authorized capital to increase the share capital of the company by EUR
9,213,440 against contributions in cash by issuing 3,599,000 new ordinary
bearer shares (with no par value) with the exclusion of pre-emptive rights
of the existing shareholders. The new shares will be admitted to trading on
the Regulated Markets of the Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
and Stuttgart stock exchanges with simultaneous admission to the
sub-segment of the Regulated Market with additional post-admission
obligations (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange without
publishing a prospectus. The new shares are carrying full dividend rights
from January 1, 2009.

The shares will be placed in an accelerated bookbuilding offering to
institutional investors in Germany, Europe and the United States of

Goldman Sachs and Commerzbank are acting as joint bookrunners on the

The net proceeds from this transaction will be used to finance the
successful growth strategy in the Defence sector, to safeguard favourable
external debt funding conditions and to reduce the debt position.

At the same time, Rheinmetall confirms its May 2009 guidance for the
current financial year, for which - including the one-off expenses at the
Automotive division - the Rheinmetall Group still expects to deliver
positive earnings before interests and taxes for 2009.

Rheinmetall Aktiengesellschaft

The Management Board

This release contains statements concerning the expected future business of
Rheinmetall Aktiengesellschaft's expected growth prospects and other
opportunities for an increase in value of the company as well as expected
future financial indebtedness, restructuring costs and other financial
data. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current
expectations, estimates and projections. They are subject to a number of
assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that may cause actual results and developments to differ materially
from any future results and developments expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Rheinmetall Aktiengesellschaft has no
obligation to periodically update or release any revisions to the
forward-looking statements contained in this release to reflect events or
circumstances after the date of this release.

This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an
offer to buy shares of Rheinmetall Aktiengesellschaft. Shares of
Rheinmetall Aktiengesellschaft may not be offered or sold in the United
States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration
under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Rheinmetall
Aktiengesellschaft does not intend to conduct a public offering of shares
in the United States.
06.07.2009  Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Language:     English
Issuer:       Rheinmetall AG
              Rheinmetall Platz 1
              40476 Düsseldorf
Phone:        +49 (0)211 473-4777
Fax:          +49 (0)211 473-4157
E-mail:       franz-bernd.reich@rheinmetall.com
Internet:     www.rheinmetall.com
ISIN:         DE0007030009
WKN:          703000
Indices:      MDAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Berlin, Frankfurt (Prime Standard),
              Düsseldorf, München, Hamburg, Stuttgart; Freiverkehr in
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