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Fresenius successfully raises € 138 million via a tap to its 2006 Senior Notes

(PresseBox) (Bad Homburg, ) Fresenius today announced that it has successfully placed a tap to its 2006 Senior Notes by its subsidiary, Fresenius Finance B.V. An aggregate principal amount of € 150 million was issued at a price of 92.0 % and a coupon of 5.5 %, resulting in a yield to maturity of 7.0 %. The Notes will mature in 2016 and are callable by the issuer from 2011.

The Notes have been offered in a private placement to institutional investors only. The transaction was well received and substantially oversubscribed.

With the issuance, Fresenius has taken advantage of the currently favorable market environment. The Company will use the proceeds to repay short-term debt. Accordingly, its debt maturity profile will improve.

The Company expects to close and settle the offering of the Notes on June 8, 2009, subject to customary closing conditions. The new Notes are expected to be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and will increase trading liquidity under the existing 2006 Notes.

Fresenius AG (SE)

Fresenius is a health care group with international operations, providing products and services for dialysis, hospital and outpatient medical care. In 2008, group sales were approx. € 12.3 billion. On March 31, 2009 the Fresenius Group had 126,849 employees worldwide.