12-05-2013

Ad hoc notification pursuant to § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz)

Not for release, publication or distribution in or into the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan

SGL Carbon SE successfully placed EUR 250 million of Senior Secured Notes

Wiesbaden, December 5, 2013. SGL Carbon SE has today successfully placed a Senior Secured Notes due 2021 with a total principal value of EUR 250 million with a coupon of 4.875% p.a.

SGL Group will use the proceeds to refinance its existing Floating Rate Notes due May 2015 as well as for the partial repayment of a subsidiary bank loan and general corporate purposes.

The bond issuance partially extends the debt maturity profile into 2021 and provides additional financial flexibility to SGL Group. The Senior Secured Notes due 2021 were issued at par. The transaction is expected to close on December 12, 2013.

The refinancing is led by Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Commerzbank and LBBW.
 

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 45 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.

Additional Information:

ISIN: DE0007235301
Listing: Amtlicher Markt / Prime Standard / Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse
(Official Market / Prime Standard / Frankfurt Stock Exchange)
Company's seat: Wiesbaden

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