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Fresenius completes purchase of Fresenius Medical Care ordinary shares
Fresenius purchased 3,500,000 FME ordinary shares. The total transaction volume was approximately €184 million.
As of February 29, 2012, Fresenius owns 94,380,382 FME ordinary shares, representing a voting interest of 31.4%. The intention of the share purchase is to preserve a voting interest in FME above 30% in anticipation of stock option exercises over the coming years.
Fresenius' position as general partner of FME requires ownership of at least 25% of FME's share capital.
Fresenius Medical Care is the world's largest integrated provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis because of chronic kidney failure, a condition that affects more than 2 million individuals worldwide. Through its network of 2,898 dialysis clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatment to 233,156 patients around the globe. Fresenius Medical Care is also the world's leading provider of dialysis products such as hemodialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products.
For more information visit the Company's website at www.fmc-ag.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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