DGAP-Ad-hoc: Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft: Knorr-Bremse adjusts portfolio and sells the Powertech business to Radial Capital Partners

Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Disposal
Knorr-Bremse Aktiengesellschaft: Knorr-Bremse adjusts portfolio and sells the Powertech business to Radial Capital Partners

30-Sep-2019 / 13:52 CET/CEST
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Munich, September 30, 2019 - Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle subsystems, today signed an agreement to sell the Powertech business to Radial Capital Partners (RCP).

The Powertech business (electric power supply systems for rail vehicles and industrial appliances) comprises three companies in Germany, Knorr-Bremse Powertech GmbH, Knorr-Bremse Powertech GmbH & Co. KG and Knorr-Bremse Powertech Verwaltungs GmbH, Knorr-Bremse Powertech Corp. in the US as well as further commercial activities in Australia, Spain and the People's Republic of China. In 2018 the business generated revenues of EUR 90 mill. and a result (EBIT) of EUR -19 mill.

With this portfolio adjustment, Knorr-Bremse aligns the business activities of its RVS division (rail vehicle systems) even more consequently with the key competencies as key provider of sub-systems, components and services for the rail vehicle industry. The ongoing review of the business portfolio for performance and strategic fit concluded that a divestment of the business unit would be the best solution.

Allowing for required capital resources, deconsolidation effects as well as further transaction-related one-off expenses, a restructuring expense in the financial result of just under EUR 80 mill. in total will be charged. The effective ending of operational losses resulting from this business, lies within a region of 50 basis points of the EBIT margin of the Knorr-Bremse group.

The completion of the transaction (closing) is scheduled to happen today, immediately after signing of the sale and purchase agreements (signing).

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Notwithstanding the above, Knorr-Bremse will of course continue to comply with its disclosure obligations in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Contact Press

Alexandra Bufe
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 89 3547 1402
Mobile: +49 170 704 3786
Email: alexandra.bufe@knorr-bremse.com

Contact Investor Relations

Andreas Spitzauer
Head of Investor Relations
Phone: +49 89 3547-182310
Mobile: +49 175 528 1320
Email: andreas.spitzauer@knorr-bremse.com

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