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Press release
Corporate Press
August 19, 2010

Evonik Industries: Worldwide price Increase for Silica Products

Beginning October 1, Evonik Industries' Inorganic Materials Business Unit will raise prices for precipitated and fumed silica products, special oxides, and matting agents worldwide by up to 8 percent.

The price increase was prompted by the rising costs for regulatory issues, research and development, technical service, logistics and production.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our company’s performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability.
Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.

Disclaimer

In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.