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Ownership announcements - Potagua FLS A/S

05.05.2006
Message to the Copenhagen Stock Exchange no. 15 - 2006

Pursuant to Section 28a of the Danish Public Companies Act and Section 29 of the Danish Securities Trading Act, it is hereby announced that as result of the voluntary share exchange offer to the shareholders in Potagua FLS A/S ("Potagua FLS") ("the Exchange Offer") FLSmidth & Co. A/S ("FLSmidth & Co.") has as of today acquired 6,187,500 A shares and 13,198,355 B shares in Potagua, corresponding to 97.1 % of the total share capital and 99.2 % of the voting rights in Potagua FLS.
Due to non-delivery in connection with the settlement, the acquired number of shares is less than the number of shares for which acceptance was received in accordance with the Exchange Offer as stated in Stock Exchange Announcement No. 13-2006. The difference amounts to 0.5 % of the share capital and 0.1 % of the votes.
 
Pursuant to Sections 28 and 29 of the Securities Trading Act, it is also announced that through the acquisition of Potagua FLS in connection with the completion of the Exchange Offer, FLSmidth & Co. has indirectly acquired 24,201,669 shares (nominal value DKK 484,033,380) in FLSmidth & Co., corresponding to 45.49% of the share capital in FLSmidth & Co. This acquisition is carried out pursuant to Section 48b No. 2 of the Danish Public Companies Act. FLSmidth & Co.'s total holding of own shares hence amounts to 24,802,637 shares (nominal value DKK 496,052,740), corresponding to 32.3 % of the share capital. In connection with the announcement of the result of the Exchange Offer it was stated that FLSmidth & Co.'s holding of own shares on 27 April 2006 amounted to 1.1% of the share capital.
 
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Please direct any questions regarding this announcement to Board Chairman Jørgen Worning, telephone +45 45 76 74 05.
 
Yours faithfully
Torben Seemann Hansen
Corporate Public Relations