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DGAP-Ad-hoc: Rheinmetall AG: Rheinmetall plans IPO of Automotive division in the first half of 2012

Rheinmetall AG  / Key word(s): IPO

07.05.2012 18:18

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Ad hoc
May 7, 2012

Rheinmetall plans IPO of Automotive division in the first half of 2012

  - Aim is for KSPG AG to be listed in the Prime Standard segment of the
    Frankfurt Stock Exchange

  - Rheinmetall will initially remain majority shareholder in KSPG , but
    intends to give up control of the company in steps

The Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall group is aiming to have KSPG AG, the
parent company of Rheinmetall's Automotive division, listed in the Prime
Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. This has been decided by
the Management Board and Supervisory Board of Rheinmetall AG today.
Depending on the capital markets environment, the IPO should be completed
in the first half of 2012. The plan is to only place shares currently held
by Rheinmetall in the IPO.

After the IPO, Rheinmetall will initially remain majority shareholder in
KSPG, but it intends to give up control in steps.

Press contact:
Rheinmetall AG
Peter Rücker
Head of Corporate Communications
Rheinmetall Platz 1
40476 Düsseldorf
Phone:  +49 211 473-4320
Fax:   +49 211 473-4158 

This publication does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of
an offer to buy or subscribe for any securities. No offer of securities of
the company is being, or will be, made to the public outside Germany and,
if applicable, another jurisdiction in the EU. A prospective offer in
Germany and if applicable another jurisdiction in the EU would be made
exclusively by means of a securities prospectus to be published and filed
with the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin). Such
securities prospectus will at the appropriate time be made available free
of charge at the offices of KSPG AG.

This publication and the information contained therein is not for
distribution or publication, neither directly nor indirectly, in or into
the United States of America (including its territories and possessions of
any federal state or the District of Columbia) and may not distributed or
forwarded to U.S. persons (as such term is defined in the Regulation S
under the Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the 'Securities Act')).

This publication does not constitute an offer for sale of any securities
into the United States. The securities have not been, and will not be,
registered under the United States Securities Act and may not be offered or
sold within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in
transactions subject to, the registration requirements of the securities
act. The company does not intend to register a prospective offer, or any
part thereof, in the United States or to make a public offer of securities
in the United States.

This publication does not constitute an offer to buy or subscribe for any
securities in the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and Australia.


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Language:     English
Company:      Rheinmetall AG
              Rheinmetall Platz 1
              40476 Düsseldorf
              Germany
Phone:        +49 (0)211 473-4718
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, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime
              Standard), Hamburg, München, Stuttgart; Freiverkehr in
              Hannover
 
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