New member of the Board of Management at Klöckner & Co AG

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Duisburg, January 25, 2008 - At its meeting held earlier
today, the Supervisory Board of Klöckner & Co AG appointed Mr. Ulrich Becker as a member of the Board of Management. Mr. Becker was previously a member of the management team of Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH, and already has many years´ experience at management level in the steel distribution and trading business. Mr. Becker will assume responsibility for the Europe segment and take on functional responsibility for Purchasing.

The members of the Board of Management are now Dr. Thomas Ludwig (Chairman), who heads the North America segment in addition to functional responsibility for Legal Affairs, Auditing, Human Resources and Communications, as well as Mr. Ulrich Becker and Mr. Gisbert Rühl (CFO), whose responsibilities remain unchanged.

About Klöckner & Co AG:

Klöckner & Co is the largest independent producer and distributor of steel and metal products in the European and North American markets combined. The core business of the Klöckner & Co Group is the storage and distribution of steel and non-ferrous metals. About 200,000 active customers are supplied through approximately 250 distribution locations in 15 countries in Europe and North America.

Klöckner & Co was founded more than 100 years ago by Peter Klöckner. During the financial year 2006, the Company achieved sales of approximately EUR5.5 billion with around 10,000 employees.

The shares of Klöckner & Co Aktiengesellschaft are admitted to trading on the official market segment (Amtlicher Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) with simultaneous admission to the sub-segment (Prime Standard) to the official market with further post-admission obligations. ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KC0100; Common Code: 025808576. Klöckner & Co shares have been listed in the MDax® Index of Deutsche Börse since the end of January 2007.

Contact persons:
Klöckner & Co AG
Am Silberpalais 1
47057 Duisburg, Germany

Peter Ringsleben, Claudia Uhlendorf - Corporate Communications
Peter Ringsleben
Phone: +49-203-307-2800
Fax: +49-203-307-5060
Claudia Uhlendorf
Phone: +49-203-307-2289
Fax: +49-203-307-5103

Claudia Nickolaus - Investor Relations

Claudia Nickolaus
Phone: +49-203-307-2050
Fax: +49-203-307-5025

Further inquiry note:
Claudia Uhlendorf
Public Relations

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emitter: Klöckner & Co AG
Am Silberpalais 1
D-47057 Duisburg
phone: +49(0)203-307-0
FAX: +49(0)203-307-5000
sector: Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN: DE000KC01000
indexes: MDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Börse Frankfurt, free trade:
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