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FLSmidth enters into agreement to acquire EEL India Limited

06.05.2009
PRESS RELEASE

FLSmidth has today signed an agreement to acquire EEL India Limited, which is India's market leading manufacturer in the field of cement material handling and bagging equipment. The deal is subject to approval by the relevant authorities.
EEL India Limited's product range includes rotary packers for bag packing and bag loading systems, silo feeding and extraction systems, bulk loading systems as well as rotary & stationary big bag filling systems for the cement and related industries. It has three manufacturing facilities close to New Delhi and employs 225 people on a permanent basis as well as a large number of contractual employees. The annual turnover is 200m DKK (Rs. 2000m).
 
The acquisition of EEL India Limited will support the similar business of FLSmidth's larger product company Ventomatic, Italy, which is successfully expanding globally and therefore requires additional production capacity. FLSmidth's strong position in the global cement industry will enable EEL India Limited to grow its activities considerably on the international cement market.
 
"We are continuously developing FLSmidth's strong position on the very promising Indian market. Indian cement consumption is continuing to grow even during the current financial crisis, and India is now the world's second largest market for packed cement. This agreement further supports our focus on increased sourcing from cost-competitive countries for international projects," Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen comments.
 
EEL was incorporated in 1988 as a private limited company. In 1996, the company was converted into a public limited company under the name of EEL India Limited.
 
 
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Please address any questions regarding this announcement to Group Executive VP Bjarne Moltke Hansen, FLSmidth & Co. A/S at +45 36 18 18 00.
 
For further information about FLSmidth, please visit www.flsmidth.com.
 
 
Yours faithfully
Pernille Friis Andersen
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations