Hugin Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG: M&A: Celesio AG: Celesio-Group acquires 111 pharmacies in Great Britain

Friday, 14. October 2005 16:34

Stuttgart/Coventry, 14 October 2005 - Lloyds Pharmacy Limited, a
subsidiary of Celesio AG, Stuttgart, has - on the basis of an offer
dated 28 September 2005 - signed on 14 October 2005 a binding sale
and purchase agreement regarding the acquisition of 100 % of the
shares in Primelight Limited and Levelcrown Limited. These entities
operate 111 pharmacies, which are mainly based in the Manchester and
Leeds area. They fit with Lloyds Pharmacy Limited's strategic
requirements concerning acquisitions of pharmacies. The final
purchase price payable to the vendors for the shares will be in a
range between 100 and 130 million GBP. The acquisition is subject to
approval by Celesio AG's supervisory board and clearance by the
Office of Fair Trading.

Celesio AG
Neckartalstraße 155
70376 Stuttgart

For inquiries: Michael Rüdel +49 711.5001-658

ISIN: DE0005858 005 (MDAX), WKN: 585 800
Listed: Official market in Berlin-Bremen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt
(Prime Standard), Munich, Stuttgart ; unofficial regulated market in
Hamburg and Hanover"

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WKN: 585800 ; ISIN: DE0005858005; Index: CDAX, MDAX, Prime All Share,
Listed: Amtlicher Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, Prime
Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse,
Amtlicher Markt in Bayerische Börse München, Amtlicher Markt in Börse
Amtlicher Markt in Börse Stuttgart, Freiverkehr in Hanseatische
Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg,
Freiverkehr in Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover, Amtlicher Markt in
Börse Berlin Bremen;
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