DGAP-News: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG: German Bundeskartellamt Clears Transfer of 40 Hospitals to Fresenius/Helios / Network Partnership

DGAP-News: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG: German Bundeskartellamt Clears Transfer of 40 
Hospitals to Fresenius/Helios / Network Partnership Agreement Signed / 150 
Million Euro Investment Programme at Site in Bad Neustadt

DGAP-News: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG / Key word(s): Disposal/Miscellaneous
RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG: German Bundeskartellamt Clears Transfer of 40
Hospitals to Fresenius/Helios / Network Partnership Agreement Signed /
150 Million Euro Investment Programme at Site in Bad Neustadt

28.02.2014 / 09:01

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Bad Neustadt / Saale, February 28, 2014

The German Bundeskartellamt (Federal Anti-Trust Office) has finally cleared
the planned transaction; the agreement can now be executed. Almost all 40
hospitals will be transferred to Helios/Fresenius pursuant to the formal
completion yesterday. Two sites - HSK Wiesbaden and Salzgitter - will be
transferred immediately after consent by the municipalities.

The hospitals in Boizenburg, Cuxhaven and Waltershausen-Friedrichroda were
no longer the subject of the decision by the anti-trust authorities; they
will initially remain with the RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG corporate group. In the
next few months RHÖN shall develop and implement sustainable concepts for
the future of these facilities.

With ten hospitals in five locations, the "new" Rhön will now concentrate
on expanding its expertise in medical science.

"The clearance by the merger control authorities was the last hurdle for
the completion of the transaction. We now have a strong basis to continue
our corporate history: with 5,300 beds, 15,000 employees and an annual
revenue of approx. one billion Euros RHÖN will continue in the future to be
one of the heavyweights among the hospital operators in Germany", CEO Dr.
med. Dr. jur. Martin Siebert said.

The framework agreement to establish and develop a medical care network was
also signed immediately after completing the transaction. Helios, Asklepios
and RHÖN will work together to implement this idea; in essence it foresees
providing additional healthcare services across the country. The
Bundeskartellamt will review its anti-trust relevance in a separate
proceeding.

At the same time RHÖN explicitly declares its loyalty to the site in Bad
Neustadt where the head office is located; extensive investment plans are
currently in preparation. A completely new building is planned to improve
the site in Bad Neustadt by 2018 with an investment of approx. 150 million
Euros. Furthermore the project has the ambition to set new ground-breaking
standards in patient care, clinical equipment as well as in hospital
architecture.

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RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG is one of the largest healthcare providers in Germany.
With ten hospitals in five locations and a total of 5,300 beds the company
intends to expand its expertise in medical science. The hospitals in
Boizenburg, Cuxhaven and Waltershausen-Friedrichroda also currently belong
to the corporate group. A total of approx. 15,000 employees work for
RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG.

Further information is available at: www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com.


Your Contact Persons:

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG

Achim Struchholz
Head of Corporate Communication
Schlossplatz 1
97616 Bad Neustadt / Saale
Telephone: + 49 - 9771 65-1327
Facsimile: + 49 - 9771 65-1820
E-Mail: kommunikation@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com 

Dr. Kai G. Klinger
Head of Investor Relations
Schlossplatz 1
97616 Bad Neustadt / Saale
Telephone: + 49 - 9771 65-1318
Facsimile: + 49 - 9771 99-1736
E-Mail: kai.klinger@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com 


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Language:    English                                                    
Company:     RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG                                           
             Schlossplatz 1                                             
             97616 Bad Neustadt a.d.Saale                               
             Germany                                                    
Phone:       +49 (0)9771 - 65-0                                         
Fax:         +49 (0)9771 - 97 467                                       
E-mail:      rka@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com                                  
Internet:    www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com                                  
ISIN:        DE0007042301                                               
WKN:         704230                                                     
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