SKW Metallurgie: Waiver extended re loan contract

Unterneukirchen/Munich (Germany), June 1, 2016. SKW Metallurgie (WKN SKWM02 / ISIN DE000SKWM021), the global specialty chemicals Group, and its lending banks agreed in the context of the negotiations to amend the existing syndicated loan contract, that the waiver (of extraordinary bank rights to terminate the contract) be extended until September 29, 2016. The termination rights in question result from the global steel crisis, due to which contractual financial figures (so-called „Financial Covenants“) were not any more met as per Q3-2015. The company remains optimistic to reach during the further course of the year a solution for the continued financing of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG and the SKW Metallurgie Group, that is of mutual satisfaction for all involved parties.

Independent thereof, it remains valid that the Group yields a positive operative cash flow despite the challenging economic environment, and that the existing loan frame is entirely sufficient for the going concern of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG and the SKW Metallurgie Group.

SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG
Christian Schunck
Head of IR and Corporate Communication
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84579 Unterneukirchen

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Note: The AGM of May 10, 2016 resolved to move legal headquarters from Unterneukirchen to München. This change shall be incorporated into the company register without undue delay.

About SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG and the SKW Metallurgie Group
The SKW Metallurgie Group is a global market leader for chemical additives for hot metal desulphurization and for cored wire and other products for secondary metallurgy. The Group’s products enable steel-makers to efficiently manufacture high-quality steel products. Clients include the world's leading companies in the steel industry. The SKW Metallurgie Group has more than 50 years of metallurgical know how, and currently operates in more than 40 countries. What is more, the Group is a leading supplier of Quab specialty chemicals, which are mainly used in the global production of industrial starch for the paper industry. The SKW Metallurgie Group is headquartered in Germany with production facilities in France, the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, Russia, the Peoples' Republic of China and India (joint venture). The Group reached total revenues of EUR 285.5 million in 2015 and employs around 650 staff members (as of Dec. 31, 2015).
Shares of SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG have been listed in Frankfurt Stock Exchange's Prime Standard since December 1, 2006; since 2011 (conversion to name shares) with ISIN DE000SKWM021.

This press release may include certain forward-looking statements which are based on currently available assumptions and predictions of the SKW Metallurgie Group‘s management as well as on other currently available information. Various identified as well as unidentified risks and uncertainties as well as other factors may result in a deviation of actual results, financial situation, development or achievement of the company compared to the assessments made herein. SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG does not intend and assumes no