Press Release

Heinz Dürr GmbH with new ownership structure

Bietigheim-Bissingen, September 27, 2013 - The anchor shareholder of Dürr AG, Heinz Dürr GmbH, has notified Dürr AG that in the wake of an inheritance arrangement, Heinz Dürr and his wife Heide have contributed close to 55% of the shares held in Heinz Dürr GmbH to a newly founded Dürr-Familienstiftung (Dürr Family Foundation) registered in Bietigheim-Bissingen. Dürr-Familienstiftung has thus become the majority shareholder of Heinz Dürr GmbH. The remaining shares continue to be personally held by members of the Heinz Dürr Family. Heinz Dürr is the Chairman of the Management Board and of the Foundation Management Council of Dürr-Familienstiftung.

In accordance with the key purpose of this foundation, with its holding in Heinz Dürr GmbH, Dürr-Familienstiftung is intended to ensure the financial security and growth of the Dürr Group as well as its continued existence as a going concern. This means that the (currently 25.1%) stake held in Dürr AG by Heinz Dürr GmbH is to be maintained on a long-term basis.

Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates a good 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It also supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The Dürr Group operates in the market with four divisions: Paint and Assembly Systems plans and builds paintshops and final assembly systems for the automobile and aircraft industries. Application Technology provides automated paint application, sealing, and glueing with its robot technologies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used for balancing and cleaning in engine and transmission manufacturing as well as in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. The fourth division, Clean Technology Systems, specializes in processes to improve energy efficiency and exhaust air purification. Dürr has 52 business locations in 23 countries worldwide and approximately 7,900 employees. The Group achieved sales revenues of € 2.4 billion in 2012.

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