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Heraeus Acquires Clevios, Expanding its Product Lineup for the Electronics Industry

December 1, 2010

HANAU, Germany, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — By acquiring H.C.
Starck’s
Conductive Polymers Business Group, Heraeus is engaging in targeted
expansion of its product portfolio as the world’s leading provider of
high-quality coating materials for important growth markets in the
electronics industry. The range of products sold under the brand name
Clevios(TM) will be expanded with new, innovative, and customer-specific
applications for functional coatings, especially in the electronics, display,
glass, and solar industries.

Dr. Roland Gerner, CEO of the Heraeus Precious Metals Business Group, is
optimistic about the rapidly growing electronics markets. “The Clevios(TM)
product portfolio represents an essential component in the long-term
expansion of Heraeus’ leading technological position in the market. We are
opening up completely new approaches in the important growth markets in the
electronics industry for our customers around the world and bringing to
market innovative metallic and organic materials that enable unique,
client-specific solutions thanks to their combination of high conductivity,
transparency, and ease of processing.”

The Clevios(TM) product portfolio includes liquid polymer chemicals for
anti-static and conductive coatings, screen coatings, plastics, and
conductive polymer coatings, each tailored to specific applications (such as
organic LEDs or as electrodes in capacitors).

The transfer of Clevios to Heraeus, announced in early September, was
completed on December 1, 2010. Both parties have agreed to keep the purchase
price confidential. At Heraeus, Clevios is being integrated into the Heraeus
Precious Metals Business Group as the Conductive Polymers Division. The
advantages of the well-established international organization will provide
tremendous benefit to customers, the majority of whom are located in China,
Japan, and Korea.

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau,
Germany, is a global, private company with over 155 years of tradition. Our
businesses include precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors,
biomaterials and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass,
and specialty light sources. With product revenues of EUR 2.5 billion and
precious metal trading revenues of EUR 13.6 billion, as well as more than
12,300 employees in more than 110 subsidiaries worldwide.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Martina Rauch
    Vice President of Corporate Communications
    Heraeus Holding GmbH
    Heraeusstrasse 12-14
    63450 Hanau, Germany
    T: +49(0)6181-35-5100
    martina.rauch@heraeus.com

http://www.heraeus.com

    For product information, please contact:
    John Bayley
    Heraeus Clevios GmbH
    Chempark Leverkusen, Building B 202
    51368 Leverkusen, Germany
    T +49(214)30-26718
    F +49(214)30-56284
    john.bayley@heraeus.com

http://www.clevios.com

SOURCE Heraeus Holding GmbH


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