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Sulzer to Acquire Majority of Saudi Pump Factory and to Establish Local Production Joint Venture Sulzer Saudi Pump Company ("SSPC")

(PresseBox) (Winterthur, Switzerland, ) On February 2, 2014, Sulzer signed an agreement for the acquisition of a 75% stake in Saudi Pump Factory with Nabil Al Hashim, the owner and founder of the company. The agreed purchase price for the 75% stake is CHF 33 million. Closing of the transaction is expected for the second quarter of 2014 and is subject to local regulatory approval.

Saudi Pump Factory, located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with a workforce of 170 employees, achieved sales of approximately CHF 25 million in 2012.

This acquisition is in line with Sulzer's focus on the oil and gas, power and water key markets as these are major sectors of Saudi Arabia's fast growing economy. SSPC will be the first complete manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia for a global pump manufacturer of API pumps, serving one of the largest oil and gas markets worldwide to achieve further profitable growth.

The 25,000 m² facility in Riyadh produces all types of centrifugal pumps to API and ASME standard and will be part of Sulzer's global manufacturing network, focusing on the oil and gas, power and water markets. In addition, a pump test facility is available to test and confirm the highest product standard. This setup will enable Sulzer to serve its Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council customers with products to highest Sulzer standards from a local base.

This document may contain forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, projections of financial developments, market activity, or future performance of products and solutions containing risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to change based on known or unknown risks and various other factors that could cause actual results or performance to differ materially from the statements made herein.

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Sulzer was founded in 1834 in Winterthur, Switzerland, and today is active in machinery and equipment manufacturing and surface engineering at over 150 locations worldwide. The divisions are global leaders in their respective customer segments, which include the oil and gas, power, and water industries.