HELIOS completes acquisition of maximum care hospital in Duisburg, North-Rhine Westphalia

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HELIOS Kliniken GmbH, a subsidiary of Fresenius, has completed the acquisition of 51% of the share capital of Katholisches Klinikum Duisburg (KKD), following approval by the German antitrust authority. The other shareholders of KKD are local institutions related to the Catholic Church. HELIOS will fully consolidate KKD's sales and earnings as of January 1, 2012. The acquisition was announced in October 2011.

KKD operates a maximum care hospital with four locations in Duisburg and a total of 1,034 beds as well as a rehabilitation clinic with 220 beds. KKD also operates two nursing care facilities. In 2010, KKD's hospitals provided inpatient care for about 30,000 patients (thereof 26,500 in acute care). KKD has about 2,200 employees and achieved 2010 sales of approximately €134 million.

HELIOS Kliniken Group has 66 clinics, of which 45 are acute hospitals and 21 are post acute care clinics. With six maximum care hospitals in Berlin-Buch, Duisburg, Erfurt, Krefeld, Schwerin and Wuppertal, HELIOS maintains a leading market position in the privatization of hospitals of this size in Germany. In addition, HELIOS has 30 medical care centers. HELIOS is one of the largest providers of inpatient and outpatient care in Germany and treats more than 2 million patients per year, thereof approximately 700,000 are inpatients. HELIOS has more than 20,000 beds and 37,000 employees. Sales in 2010 were €2.5 billion.

For more information visit the Company's website at www.helios-kliniken.de.

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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