VERBIO VEREINIGTE BIOENERGIE AG (FRA:VBK) VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG: Federal Cartel Office issues release of 11 Märka sites for aquisition by Hauptgenossenschaft Nord AG, Kiel

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VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG: Federal Cartel Office issues release
of 11 Märka sites for aquisition by Hauptgenossenschaft Nord AG, Kiel

29.07.2013 / 08:30



Zörbig/Leipzig, 29 July 2013 - The Federal Cartel Office has no objection
to the acquisition of 11 essential Märka locations in Brandenburg, Saxony
and Thuringia by the Hauptgenossenschaft Nord AG, Kiel (HaGe). On 25 July
2013, the necessary approval was granted for the completion of the
transaction, so this can now be implemented in the short term. The release
by the Federal Cartel Office is unrestricted. Thus, the most important
take-over condition has been satisfied. In addition to land and property,
the employment contracts of approximately 70 staff members employed at the
sold sites shall be transferred to HaGe as of 1 August 2013.

The contracts closed with Märka GmbH are not affected by the sale. The
processing via the respective sites is ensured. The northern sites
(Gransee, Eberswalde, Golzow, Werneuchen [Mühlenstrasse], Neustadt,
Wustermark and Brandenburg) will be managed by HaGe as of 1 August 2013,
while the southern sites (Seitschen, Grosshennersdorf Oberböhmsdorf and
Grosssteinberg) will be administered by the HaGe subsidiary Roth
Agrarhandel GmbH, Kirchhain.

About VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG (VERBIO)
VERBIO is one of the leading independent producers and suppliers of
biofuels and also the only industrial-scale producer of biodiesel,
bioethanol and biomethane in Europe. Nominal capacity currently amounts to
around 450,000 tonnes of biodiesel, 300,000 tonnes of bioethanol and 480
gigawatt hours of biomethane per year. In the production of its highly
efficient fuels, the company uses its own energy-saving production
processes and innovative technologies. The biofuels produced by VERBIO
achieve CO2 reductions of up to 90 per cent compared with petrol and
diesel. VERBIO supplies its products directly to European oil corporations,
oil traders, independent filling stations, haulage companies, public
utilities and vehicle fleets. VERBIO AG also markets high-quality pharma
glycerine for the consumer goods and cosmetic industries (glycerine is a
by-product of biodiesel production). VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG acts
as the management holding company within the Group. The Group's operating
business is run by its subsidiaries VERBIO Diesel Bitterfeld GmbH & Co. KG,
VERBIO Diesel Schwedt GmbH & Co. KG, VERBIO Ethanol Schwedt GmbH & Co. KG,
VERBIO Ethanol Zörbig GmbH & Co. KG and Märka GmbH. VERBIO shares (ISIN
DE000A0JL9W6/WKN A0JL9W) have been listed on the Prime Standard of the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange since October 2006.

VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig

Anna-Maria Schneider
Investor Relations/Public Relations
Phone: +49(0)341/308530-294
Fax: +49(0)341/308530-298

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Language: English
Company: VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig
Phone: +49 (0)341 308530-0
Fax: +49 (0)341 308530-998
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);
Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, Stuttgart

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