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Vienna, September 6, 2008

PRESS RELEASE NO. 7/2008

SEMPERIT: FIRE ACCIDENT IN THE PLANT IN WIMPASSING, AUSTRIA

Vienna, September 6th, 2008 - On September 5th 2008 a fire broke out at around 7:30 pm in Semperit’s plant in Wimpassing. The incident affected only a very small part of the production facilities, i. e. the Ski Foil department, but was widely visible due to heavy smokes and fumes. Semperit’s own fire brigade as well as fire brigades from the surrounding area could extinguish the fire already 45 minutes later.

No person was harmed and at no time there was any danger for neighbours or the environment. The cause for the fire and the amount of the damage is currently being assessed by experts.

The incident has in no respect any effect on all unconcerned parts of the plant, where production continues undisturbed and according to plan. Since Saturday morning clean up and repair works have been underway.

Please direct any inquiries to:

Semperit AG Holding
Investor Relations
Sybille Bernhardt
Tel.: +43 (1) 79 777-210
E-mail: sybille.bernhardt(at)semperit.at

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T +43 1 79777-620