Fresenius Helios completes acquisition of Rhön-Klinikum hospitals, forms network partnership

Bad Homburg, (PresseBox) - Fresenius Helios has completed the acquisition of 38 hospitals and 11 outpatient facilities from Rhön-Klinikum AG. For two hospitals, HSK Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken in Wiesbaden and Klinikum Salzgitter, the approval of municipal shareholders is still pending. Approximately 70% of the acquired business will be consolidated as of January 1, 2014.

The Company expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings per share in 2014, excluding integration costs, and clearly accretive from 2015 onwards including integration costs.

In addition, an agreement was signed by the hospital operators Helios, Rhön-Klinikum and Asklepios to establish and develop a hospital network. Public, non-profit and other private hospitals are welcome to join this new network which will offer innovative care models across Germany. Completion of the network agreement is subject to antitrust review.

Fresenius AG (SE)

Fresenius is a global health care group, providing products and services for dialysis, hospital and outpatient medical care. In 2013, Group sales were €20.3 billion. On December 31, 2013, the Fresenius Group had 178,337 employees worldwide.

For more information visit the Company's website at www.fresenius.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Future results could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, e.g. changes in business, economic and competitive conditions, regulatory reforms, results of clinical trials, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, uncertainties in litigation or investigative proceedings, and the availability of financing. Fresenius does not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements in this release.

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