Sartorius AG: Dividend Increase of Around 17% Proposed by the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board

  Sartorius AG: Dividend Increase of Around 17% Proposed by the Executive
  Board and the Supervisory Board

Business Wire

GOETTINGEN, Germany -- March 5, 2013

At today’s meeting, the Supervisory Board of Sartorius AG (FWB:SRT) approved
the recommendation by the Executive Board to submit a proposal to the Annual
Shareholders’ Meeting on April 18, 2013, to pay dividends of 0.96 euro per
preference share (previous year: 0.82 euro) and 0.94 euro per ordinary share
(previous year: 0.80 euro).

If approved, the total amount disbursed under this proposal would thus rise
17.3% to 16.2million euros.

Upcoming Financial Dates:

March 11, 2013 Annual press conference in Goettingen, Germany

April 18, 2013 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in Goettingen, Germany

April 23, 2013 Publication of first-quarter figures (Jan. – March 2013)

This is a translation of the original German-language press release. Sartorius
shall not assume any liability for the correctness of this translation. The
original German press release is the legally binding version. Furthermore,
Sartorius reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality,
correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability
claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided,
including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will
therefore be rejected.

A Profile of Sartorius

The Sartorius Group is a leading international laboratory and process
technology provider covering the segments of Bioprocess Solutions, Lab
Products & Services and Industrial Weighing. In 2012, the technology group
earned sales revenue of 845.7 million euros according to preliminary figures.
Founded in 1870, the Goettingen-based company currently employs around 5,500
persons. The major areas of activity of its Bioprocess Solutions segment cover
filtration, fluid management, fermentation, cell cultivation and purification,
and focus on production processes in the biopharmaceutical industry. The Lab
Products & Services segment primarily manufactures laboratory instruments and
lab consumables. Industrial Weighing concentrates on weighing, monitoring and
control applications in the manufacturing processes of the food, chemical and
pharma sectors. Sartorius has its own production facilities in Europe, Asia
and America as well as sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies in
more than 110 countries.


Sartorius Corporate Administration GmbH
Petra Kirchhoff
Vice President of Group Communications and IR
Phone: +49 (0)551/ 308-1686
fax: +49 (0)551/ 308-3572
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