Südzucker AG fixes purchase price and issue volume of CropEnergies-shares

Mannheim, 28.09.2006


Südzucker Aktiengesellschaft fixes purchase price and issue volume of CropEnergies-shares

Südzucker Aktiengesellschaft Mannheim/Ochsenfurt (ISIN DE0007297004) and CropEnergies AG, Mann-heim (ISIN DE 000A0LAUP1) have, together with Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft as the Global Coordinator, fixed the purchase price for the CropEnergies-shares at EUR 8 per share.

All of the offered 25 million new shares from the capital increase were placed in the offering. CropEner-gies AG will receive the gross proceeds of the offering in the amount of EUR 200 million.

The trading in the shares on the official market segment (amtlicher Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Ex-change (Prime Standard) will commence on September 29, 2006.

With nearly 71% Südzucker Aktiengesellschaft Mannheim/Ochsenfurt continues to be the major share-holder of CropEnergies AG after the IPO.


This Ad hoc release constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy any securities. The securi-ties have already been sold.

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