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2014-05-08

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LANXESS successfully places new shares representing 10 percent of share capital at price of EUR 52.00 per share

Cologne - LANXESS AG has successfully completed the increase of its share capital, announced on 7 May, 2014, through an accelerated bookbuilding process. The new 8,320,266 bearer shares of the company were placed with international institutional investors at a price of EUR 52.00 per bearer share. The placement resulted in total proceeds of around EUR 430 million.


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