02.04.2009 

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K+S Aktiengesellschaft / K+S signs agreement with Rohm and Haas, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company to purchase U.S. salt producer Morton Salt / Transaction Value of USD 1.675 billion agreed / Closing expected by mid year 2009 / Agreement subject to receipt of required antitrust approvals

02.04.2009

On 2 April 2009, K+S Aktiengesellschaft signed an agreement with Rohm and Haas, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company on the purchase of Morton International, Inc. (Morton Salt). The total transaction value is USD 1.675 billion. The purchase price will be paid in cash. The financing is fully underwritten by Dresdner Kleinwort, Société Générale and Unicredit (HVB). Subject to receipt of required antitrust approvals, it is expected that the closing of the transaction will take place by mid year 2009. The acquisition will be clearly EPS accretive from 2010 onwards.

Further information about the acquisition of Morton Salt can be obtained from the K+S website www.k-plus-s.com.

K+S Aktiengesellschaft Kassel, 2 April 2009 The Board of Executive Directors

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Further inquiry note: Christian Herrmann Investor Relations phone: +49(0)561-9301-1460 mail: christian.herrmann@k-plus-s.com

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emitter: K+S Aktiengesellschaft Bertha-von-Suttner-Straße 7 D-34131 Kassel phone: +49 (0)561 9301-1460 FAX: +49 (0)561 9301 2425 mail: christian.herrmann@k-plus-s.com WWW: http://www.k-plus-s.com sector: Chemicals ISIN: DE0007162000 indexes: DAX, Midcap Market Index, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, Prime All Share stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Börse Frankfurt, regulated dealing: Börse Berlin, Börse Hamburg, Börse Stuttgart, Börse Düsseldorf, Börse Hannover, Börse München language: English

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