DGAP-News: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG: Clearance of Fresenius Transaction by Merger Control Authorities Appears Imminent

        Print
| Source: EQS Group AG
DGAP-News: RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG / Key word(s): Disposal/Miscellaneous
RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG: Clearance of Fresenius Transaction by Merger Control
Authorities Appears Imminent

27.01.2014 / 10:48

---------------------------------------------------------------------

Hospitals in Cuxhaven, Waltershausen-Friedrichroda and Boizenburg Initially
to Remain with RHÖN for Merger Control Reasons

The hospitals in Cuxhaven, Waltershausen-Friedrichroda and Boizenburg have
been removed from the application to the German Bundeskartellamt
(Independent Competition Authority) following a current evaluation of
merger control aspects for the entire transaction. These facilities will
not transfer to Fresenius / Helios but will initially remain with the RHÖN
KLINIKUM AG corporate group. This also applies to a number of medical care
centre (MVZ) companies which are connected to the above hospitals either
for regional reasons or through their corporate concept. In the next few
months RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG will develop and implement a sustainable
alternative concept for the future of these hospitals.
Based on current knowledge of the facts, RHÖN assumes that the
Bundeskartellamt will clear the transaction for a total of 40 hospitals
within the procedural deadline.

*************************************************************************
RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG is one of the largest healthcare providers in Germany. 
The company's goal is to provide high-quality medical care for everyone. 
54 hospitals at 43 locations throughout Germany currently belong to the
corporate group.  The workforce comprises more than 43,000 employees.  In
2012 over two and a half million patients were treated in the group
hospitals.
Further information is available at: www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com.



Your Contact Persons:

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG

Achim Struchholz
Group Division 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 


End of Corporate News

---------------------------------------------------------------------

27.01.2014 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a
company of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,
Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.
Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de

---------------------------------------------------------------------


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                                                     
Indices:     MDAX                                                       
Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), München;  
             Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart      
 
 
End of News    DGAP News-Service  
---------------------------------------------------------------------  
249604 27.01.2014