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DGAP-Adhoc: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft: Siemens provides a proposal for Alstom together with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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16.06.2014 17:12

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The Managing Board of Siemens AG resolved with the approval of the
Supervisory Board to join forces with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
(MHI) and to provide a proposal for the French multinational conglomerate.
Pursuant to this, MHI and Siemens propose several transactions in order to
preserve Alstom's current perimeter in almost all its activities, enhance
its industrial sustainability, strengthen its position as a diversified
global player in energy and transport, and strengthen its financial
structure, while remaining a major French listed group.

While MHI intends to form a broad industrial alliance with Alstom and
create three joint ventures, injecting into Alstom Euro 3.1 billion in
cash, and to become a stable and long-term shareholder of Alstom by
offering to acquire up to 10 per cent stake from Bouygues SA, Siemens
intends to acquire 100 per cent of Alstom's gas business including related
service contracts for Euro 3.9 billion in cash. Siemens intends to offer a
job guarantee for three years in France and Germany for the transferred
business after the closing of the transaction. Siemens plans to establish
its European Headquarters for the combined gas service business in France.

After closing of the MHI and Siemens transaction in Power and after joint
considerations of regulatory implications, Siemens intends to discuss
diligently and in good faith solutions which create a strong European
Champion with global reach and sustainable business strategies going
forward in the fields of Mobility in the best interest of all parties
involved. Siemens would then also be prepared to becoming a long-term
anchor shareholder in a combined Transport business.

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non-GAAP financial measures. Orders and order backlog; adjusted or organic
growth rates of revenue and orders; book-to-bill ratio; Total Sectors
profit; return on equity (after tax), or ROE (after tax); return on capital
employed (adjusted), or ROCE (adjusted); Free cash flow, or FCF; adjusted
EBITDA; adjusted EBIT; adjusted EBITDA margins, earnings effects from
purchase price allocation, or PPA effects; net debt and adjusted industrial
net debt are or may be such non-GAAP financial measures. These supplemental
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operations as presented in accordance with IFRS in its Consolidated
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measures are available on Siemens' Investor Relations website at For additional information, see supplemental
financial measures and the related discussion in Siemens' most recent
annual report on Form 20-F, which can be found on our Investor Relations
website or via the EDGAR system on the website of the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission.

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therefore, subject to certain risks and uncertainties. A variety of
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operations, performance, business strategy and results and could cause the
actual results, performance or achievements of Siemens to be materially
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the basis of historical trends. These factors include in particular, but
are not limited to, the matters described in Item 3: Key information-Risk
factors of our most recent annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC,
in the chapter C.9.3 Risks of our most recent annual report prepared in
accordance with the German Commercial Code, and in the chapter C.7 Risks
and opportunities of our most recent interim report.

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neither intends, nor assumes any obligation, to update or revise these
forward-looking statements in light of developments which differ from those

Due to rounding, numbers presented throughout this and other documents may
not add up precisely to the totals provided and percentages may not
precisely reflect the absolute figures.

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