03-26-2013

Notification to Holders of the SGL Carbon SE Convertible Bond (ISIN DE000A0N30U8) regarding the End of the Conversion Period

 
• Conversion right of noteholders may be exercised before this year’s Annual General Meeting up to and including April 16, 2013.
• Additional note: The only remaining conversion date after the 2013 Annual General Meeting is May 2, 2013 (then, with a potentially adjusted conversion ratio resulting from the dividend resolution of the Annual General Meeting).

Wiesbaden, March 26, 2013. SGL Group would like to inform noteholders of its EUR 200,000,000 0.75% 2007/2013 convertible bond (ISIN DE000A0N30U8) about the deadlines for the exercise of their conversion rights as the maturity of this bond is nearing.

The Annual General Meeting of SGL Carbon SE will take place on April 30, 2013. The deadline for the last possible notification of participation (Anmeldung) for the Annual General Meeting is April 23, 2013. Accordingly, the last possible exercise date for conversions before the Annual General Meeting is on April 16, 2013 (as per Section 7.4a of the terms and conditions of the convertible bond). Upon the exercise of conversion rights up to and including on April 16, the investors will receive shares (ISIN DE000A1RFKR2) entitling the holder to a dividend as of the 2013 financial year.

Please note that after the Annual General Meeting the only day on which conversion rights may be exercised will be May 2, 2013 (as per Section 7.2 of the terms and conditions of the convertible bond).

Should the Annual General Meeting resolve to distribute a dividend of €0.20 per ordinary voting share as proposed, the conversions duly exercised on May 2, 2013 will reflect the adjusted conversion ratio (as provided in Section 11 of the terms and conditions of the convertible bond), provided that the conversion rights were exercised in due time and in accordance with the other requirements set forth in the terms and conditions of the convertible bond.

About SGL Group – The Carbon Company

SGL Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon-based products and materials. It has a comprehensive portfolio ranging from carbon and graphite products to carbon fibers and composites. SGL Group’s core competencies are its expertise in high-temperature technology as well as its applications and engineering know-how gained over many years. These competencies enable the Company to make full use of its broad material base. SGL Group’s carbon-based materials combine several unique properties such as very good electrical and thermal conductivity, heat and corrosion resistance as well as high mechanical strength combined with low weight. Due to industrialization in the growth regions of Asia and Latin America and increased substitution of traditional with innovative materials, there is a growing demand for SGL Group’s high-performance materials and products. Products from SGL Group are used predominantly in the steel, aluminum, automotive and chemical industries as well as in the semiconductor, solar and LED sectors and in lithium-ion batteries. Carbon-based materials and products are also being used increasingly in the wind power, aerospace and defense industries.

With 47 production sites in Europe, North America and Asia as well as a service network covering more than 100 countries, SGL Group is a company with a global presence. In 2012, the Company’s workforce of around 6,700 employees generated sales of €1,709 million. The Company’s head office is located in Wiesbaden.

Further information on the SGL Group can be found online at: www.sglgroup.com
 

Important note:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on the information currently available to us and on our current projections and assumptions. By nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as a consequence of which actual developments and results can deviate significantly from these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not to be understood as guarantees. Rather, future developments and results depend on a number of factors; they entail various risks and unanticipated circumstances and are based on assumptions which may prove to be inaccurate. These risks and uncertainties include, for example, unforeseeable changes in political, economic, legal, and business conditions, particularly relating to our main customer industries, such as electric steel production, to the competitive environment, to interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations, to technological developments, and to other risks and unanticipated circumstances. Other risks that in our opinion may arise include price developments, unexpected developments connected with acquisitions and subsidiaries, and unforeseen risks associated with ongoing cost savings programs. SGL Group does not intend or assume any responsibility to revise or otherwise update these forward-looking statements.

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