Acquisition by SurTec International GmbH

We are pleased to inform you that SurTec International GmbH has acquired omniTECHNIK Mikroverkapselungs GmbH. The transaction also includes the acquisition of Precote USA, LLC by SurTec subsidiary SurTec Inc. SurTec is a division of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities GmbH, Munich.

For all of us, this will be an important step for shaping the future of the company together and continuing the successful development of business. This is why we continue to see cooperation with you in a spirit of trust as extremely important. Your needs will continue to be our top priority in the future. Your familiar contact persons will continue to support you. In addition, we will of course continue the existing cooperations with our coating partners.

SurTec is a leading supplier of solutions for chemical surface technology with a global market presence and high innovation performance. The acquisition of omniTECHNIK and Precote USA will lay the foundation for the further strategic development of the two companies. Rest assured that nothing will change for you in terms of the structures and processes you have been familiar with up to now.

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. The company is represented globally in the market with its five Business Units, Klüber Lubrication,

Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. The company is part of the globally active Freudenberg technology group which was established in 1849 and is still owned by descendants of the founder. As a company and as a strategic investor, Freudenberg has a long-term approach. In future, you will continue to receive support from your contacts at omniTECHNIK and Precote USA. All the contracts concluded with the company will remain in force. We look forward to a continued constructive and successful cooperation with you in a spirit of trust. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.